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Exporting an Illustrator file as a DXF file for quilting machine?

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I an trying to export a simple line drawing from Illustrator as a DXF file to use in my quilting machine's software ( Gammill's Creative Studio ) I can import other DXF files into the Gammill software easily, even some very old ones, but nothing I create in Illustrator will import. Is there a trick?

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Exporting an Illustrator file as a DXF file for quilting machine?

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I an trying to export a simple line drawing from Illustrator as a DXF file to use in my quilting machine's software ( Gammill's Creative Studio ) I can import other DXF files into the Gammill software easily, even some very old ones, but nothing I create in Illustrator will import. Is there a trick?

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What settigns adn .ai version did you use?

Files >> Export >>

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Yes , I just tried this and it would not load.

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I am fairly proficient in Creative Studio but I am new to Illustrator and I would like to redraw my designs in Illustrator so that they can be used on a variety other machines. There has to be something messing it up. I cant even export a 3 point triangle and get it to load.

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You would need to find out the exact specifications of the DXF file.

On top of that: ask the manufacturer of that quilting device about it.

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What did you try? There are many possible settings. Please list the ones you experimented with, as well as what the machine’s specs say. DXF isn’t just a generic thing.

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Did you ever figure this out? I'm stuck at the same spot. 

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Can you take a screenshot of the error you receive when trying to import?

Maybe something to try;

Take the pen tool (p) in illustrator . Add points along the path everywhere. Make sure all of your strokes are expanded first.

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