Logic Trace Cnc Dxf Digitizing System

Use a digitizing tablet to trace parts and outlines

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Compatible with almost all software programs including Autocad, Plasmacam, Mastercam, Mach3, Bobcad, Vectric, SigmaNEST, Enroute, Solidworks, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many others.

Works with all hardware including Plasma Cutters, Waterjets, Laser Cutters, Plotters, Vinyl Cutters

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Use a digitizing tablet and our Logic Trace software to quickly and accurately trace a pattern into the computer for use in CNC, Cad and cutting software and hardware

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Place part or design on digitizing tablet

Start Logic Trace Software

Trace the pattern

Create DXF file

Load file into CNC software or machine


Designed specifically for the CNC and Pattern Making industries, The Logic Trace Digitizing System consisting of a digitizing tablet and Logic Trace digitizing software by The Logic Group can quickly and easily trace any outline, template, object, or part and create a DXF graphics file on your computer ready for use by any CNC or cutting software and machine.

Tracing objects and creating computer graphics files is fast and easy: 1. Place item on digitizing tablet 2. Choose whether to digitize points, lines, arcs, or circle 3. With digitizer pen trace the object 4. Repeat last 2 steps as needed 5. Save DXF file 6. Load file into CNC or Cutter software That's It!!

Logic Trace Cnc Dxf

A typical Logic Trace Digitizing System comes with the following components: Digitizing Tablet, Pen Stylus or Cursor, Logic Trace Software

Sample Uses of Logic Trace: Metal Fabrication, Die Cutting, Custom decays and Signs Packaging and Pattern Making Custom Motor, Aircraft, and Boat Parts Embroidery and Scrap Booking And Many More...

Logic Trace System works with a variety of CNC machines Plasma Cutters, Laser Cutters, Waterjets Printers, Plotters Fabric and Cloth Cutters

Logic Trace Software can create DXF, DWG, Gcode, NC, SVG, EPS, PDF and other graphics files of the traced patterns


  • Trace object or drawing and create DXF graphics file
  • Fast and easy
  • Very accurate with .01" standard, higher accuracies available including .005" and .002"
  • Uses any digitizing tablet (Logic Tracer digitizer specifically designed for use with the Logic Trace CNC DXF software)
  • Sizes of tablets range from 12"x12" to 44"x60"
  • Trace larger objects using the Logic Combine DXF software which combines files together to form one large DXF file
  • Useful in hundreds of different CNC and Cutting machines including routers, waterjets, plasma, metalworking, manufacturing, wood-working, plastics, furniture, upholstery, garments, machining
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  • Useful in hundreds of different industries metalworking, manufacturing, wood-working, plastics, furniture, upholstery, garments, machining, sign-making, boat manufacturing
  • Trace lines, arcs, curves, points
  • Trace point to point or continuously
  • Generate DXF files with Arcs and Lines or Polylines
  • Generate Gcode files
  • Convert DXF files to other formats
  • Trace object on digitizer using pen stylus or cursor
  • Place object directly on digitizer or trace from template on digitizer
  • Create accurate graphics files of objects in minutes
  • Normal scaling is 1:1 but different scaling possible
  • English and metric units
  • See digitized image on screen
  • Arcs created by digitizing endpoints and any middle point
  • Complex curves can be created using polylines or digitizing multiple points and arcs automatically created
  • See all points and results on screen including arc data.

Tracing Methods

  • Tracing - Freehand drawing, continuously trace an edge of a part or pattern. For example continuously trace a heart or a pattern of a seat cushion
  • Lines and Arcs - digitize points and have the points connected with lines or arcs. For example digitize the outline of an ice cream cone with a V at the bottom and a semi-circle at the top. Digitize three points for the cone and three points for the arc (actually two points for the arc because it uses the last point digitized of the cone for the first point of the arc
  • Combination - Toggle between freehand tracing and points connected with lines and arcs
  • Point to Point
  • Circles - Digitize any three points on a circle (ie at the top, lower left and lower right and the software uses those three points to calculate and display the circle
  • Curve Fitting - Digitize a series of points along a smooth curve and the software fits a Bezier curve-fit line through all the points

Digitizing Tablets & Accessories

A Digitizing Tablet is an electrical-magnetic board and pointer (pen or cursor) that can send highly accurate XY points to a computer program. The board is about an inch thick, contains an electrical grid underneath a hard Formica surface. The digitizer's pen or cursor (mouse-like device with magnifying glass and crosshair) creates a magnetic field which is "sensed" by the electrical grid in the board. Press the tip of the pen or push a button on the cursor and a highly accurate XY point, representing this location, is sent to the computer through a USB connection. The Logic Trace software then turns those points or stream of points into a DXF file. Most Logic Trace clients prefer using the pen stylus to trace around the edge of a part or pattern.

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Accuracy and Sizes

The standard accuracy of a digitizing tablet is .01" (10/1000). Divide an inch into 100 parts, the result is .01" accuracy. Larger digitizing tablets are also available in .005" (5/1000) accuracy, the higher accurcy adds $500 to the cost of the digitizer. Most clients that are working with cloth, foam, wood, or glass prefer the .01" accuracy. Clients working with metal use either the .01" or .005" accuracy. The largest digitizing tablet has an active area of 44x60", other sizes are 36x48", 24x36", 20x24", 12x18", and 12x12". Patterns larger than the digitizing tablet can be digitized in sections and then combined using the Logic Combine DXF software or in a CAD program such as Autocad.


  • Higher Accuracy - Upgrade the digitizer accuracy to .005", $500
  • Digitizer Stand - a pedestal under the digitizer with adjustable height and angle, $500. Some clients prefer to use a table or desk, mount on wall, or build a stand.
  • Extra Pen or Cursor - The digitizer comes with one corded or cordless cursor, extra pointers are available
  • Logic Combine DXF - Additional software for combining large patterns from digitized sections, $1000
  • LED Light Panel - A thin LED light panel that lays on top of the digitizing tablet that turns the digitizer into a surface lit digitizer. Fairly expensize and generally not needed for Tracing applications but useful for digitizing mylars, x-rays or other materials better seen with a back lighting.

Recommended Digitizers

The Logic Trace Digitizing System includes the Logic Trace Cnc Dxf software and a GTCO Calcomp Logic Tracer digitizing tablet.

The tracing software will also work with the GTCO Calcomp Drawingboard, GTCO Super L, GTCO Rollup, Numonics Accugrid, and Summagraphics digitizers.

Other Information

  • The digitizer can work in dusty environments including factories and shop warehouses
  • The digitizer can "sense" almost an inch above the surface allowing the digitizing designs on top of paper, cardboard, plastic, or plywood.
  • The digitizer can come with a corded or cordless pen stylus or cursor, we recommend the corded pointer, they have less interference problems with nearby electronics

Compatible Software and Hardware

Compatible with almost all hardware and software programs that reads or import files graphic files

Logic Trace Software is commonly used with Autocad, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Plasmacam, Torchmate, Mastercam, Rhino, Cricut, BobCad-cam, Sheetcam, Omax, OneCNC, Vectric, TechnoCNC, TurboCNC, Mach3, Multicam, Enroute, Flow Waterjet, Flexisign. Flashcut CNC, GibbsCam, Dynatorch, and many more.

Logic Trace Software files can be used with laserjets, waterjets, plasma cutters, CNC machines, CNC Routers, printers, plotters, vinyl cutters, die cutters, graphics software, and many more.

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