exporting text to dxf

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Re: exporting text to dxf

Postby mario52 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:44 am


and if you discretize a pretty character ?

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Maybe you need a special feature, go into Macros_recipes and Code_snippets, Dialog creation. My macros on Gist.github.
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Re: exporting text to dxf

Postby CD- » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:39 pm

Thanks for that. It's really helpful. In the meantime I have found a string font for it. I wish there were more sting fonts around.
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Re: exporting text to dxf

Postby papyblaise » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:28 am

Something strange for me : if you need engrave a text, you have to do a support in milling material (iron , alu , plastic) , is it more easy to draw a bloc of material , extrude the letter (0.1mm) and subtract it , maybe it 's more easy to create the path for milling :?:
whithaout material I can't imagine how the machine can do a path in nil
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