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Need basic CNC information


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Hi there. I'm new to the world of CAD and has started learning Solid Edge V19 by myself. I'm a little bit confused about something and I hope someone can help.

In what environment do I create the drawings that are used by the CNC to cut out sheet metal parts? I have precise dimensions for some sheet metal parts I want to be cut out. Should I make the drawings in the drafting environment and export it as a .dxf file which can be used by the CNC? Am I missing something about this and what should I watch out for when drawing/making sheet metal parts?

I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks