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andrew..

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does anyone use a plasma cutter to cut letters?
« on: April 11, 2019, 08:23:28 AM »
Company has a plasma cutter and want to cut words out of the metal.
right now they make the words using line work... very time consuming.

i am looking to see if there is a font or a better/faster way to burn words out of sheet metal.

any info or tips is appreciated

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andrew..

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Re: does anyone use a plasma cutter to cut letters?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 01:33:52 PM »
thanks for the reply. I wasnt able to get this to load.

ronjonp

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Re: does anyone use a plasma cutter to cut letters?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
What version of AutoCAD are you on?

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Bryco

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Re: does anyone use a plasma cutter to cut letters?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 05:14:51 PM »
If it does not need to be pretty  use simplex.shx (One of the ugliest fonts but it is single stroke)  then use the command tx to explode text (text not mtext)

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Re: does anyone use a plasma cutter to cut letters?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 07:06:41 PM »
Text2Geometry by Sean Tessier. Down load his software it should do everything you want works on TTF text.

Is really good used by lots of people.
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