Yes, Coreldraw seems to support everything apart from DXF and DWG unless you pay for the full version at just under a grand.
@Stephen FreemanI have Coreldraw 12 which purports to import DXF DWG but I haven't managed it to date. I presume that because there are so many versions of DXF it's a bit picky.
After you select DXF in the file-type drop-down, you should then see a button or tab or link to Options or Settings or Setup or similar.
You can then set the required DXF version, which for Templot exports should be the oldest available.
There should be a setting for DXF imports somewhere in the software, because at the very least Coreldraw needs to know what units to use for the import -- mm or inches or whatever (DXF files contain no units information). For Templot exports the default file name contains "mm" or "in".
@HayfieldIts just out of curiosity but My knowledge of what to send is zero, as you know I have bought items from Shapeways, but they seem to be very expensive against other retail items I have bought, this from the UK seems it might be an answer and I guess it would be a good place to keep an eye on
Do they use the some material as you for the filing jigs please and is this something that can be downloaded now
@Steve_CornfordWould it be possible to produce a laser cutting file (I assume that would be .DXF) for a trackbed layer complete with sockets?
This could be laser cut in cork or 2mm greyboard.
Then lasercut the sleepers in 1.5mm ply or 1.6mm basswood, complete with sockets.
Produce resin 3D printed chairs with longer plugs, or some temporary alignment plugs(ABS say).
Stick down your trackbed.
Stick the sleepers onto trackbed using the temporary alignment pegs (or the the chairs with longer pegs)
Remove temporary plugs
Thread rail onto chairs, then plug the chairs into the sockets.
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