[cad-linux] Re: .dxf or .dwg?

  • From: Eric Wilhelm <ewilhelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 18:23:58 -0500

> The following was supposedly scribed by
> Lee Harding
> on Friday 22 August 2003 10:36 am:

>Once you have the geometry (and later the g-code) in the database, you
>can:
>        -- back it up
>        -- share it via web applications
>        -- version it
>        -- search it
>        -- integrate it with whatever business systems you have

Not to mention that your networked database can also be used to store machine 
setup-information so that the gcode is tied to a setup definition.  This 
allows the machine operator to easily determine the required tooling (which 
would be super helpful in something like a turret-punch.)

You also create a well-defined but randomly accessible set of data that can be 
used by multiple programs, and (if your library is GPL), you could possibly 
have data much smarter than dxf loaded directly to the database by the cad 
application.

Think pro-engineer + pro-nc, but in the unix style, where you have multiple 
specialized programs that can all talk to each other.

--Eric

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