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Terrya

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Using CAD text to engrave with a Inc machine.
« on: February 05, 2017, 03:47:36 pm »
Hello, I have been trying to integrate CAD text into a Sherwood Inc program with some success, but, not always.  Does anyone know a way? Do you use polylines or just lines? Appreciate any help.   Thanks.

Master_Shake

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Re: Using CAD text to engrave with a Inc machine.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 08:00:48 am »
Not sure what that program requires, best bet would be to email the company and inquire. Initial thoughts would be that the machine software uses the lines of text as a toolpath, in which case, line entities might be required.

hugha

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Re: Using CAD text to engrave with a Inc machine.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 05:23:37 pm »
At the most basic level you could plot to HPGL from SHX (vector) text but AFAIK this won't produce clean arcs so some clean-up might be needed.

Hoping this won't ever be necessary ...

ronjonp

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Re: Using CAD text to engrave with a Inc machine.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 05:28:06 pm »
Use Sean's Text to Geometry routine .. it works very well. Quite a bit more accurate that ExpressFools 'TXTEXP'.  :)

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RONR

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Re: Using CAD text to engrave with a Inc machine.
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 07:32:02 pm »
Check with the makers of the engraver, but maybe all that is required is a DXFOUT.