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Import/convert DXF spline to OpenSCAD

Background

It can be easier to find/draw an accurate sketch in a 2D CAD programm and import it into OpenSCAD for 3D extrusion. This can be realised by exporting the 2D data into an DXF file. However, splines cannot be imported into OpenSCAD (2015.03). One solution to convert it into short line segments using QCad can be found here.

Software

Procedure

Draw spline in QCad: Draw spline in QCad
Explode spline: Explode spline
Exploded spline: Exploded spline
Import sketch into OpenSCAD and extrude: Import sketch into OpenSCAD and extrude