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« on: December 20, 2011, 05:04:41 AM »

Over the last week or so I have been looking at ‘free of charge’ options for CNC production of half tone images. The first one I found (DotG) uses a ‘dot-dithering’ technique (similar to half tone) with the GCode that is produced being eminently suited to dot impact or laser use and I posted details in this thread http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.msg141147.html#msg141147

Another software (DXF Halftone 2.1) is more true to the half tone technique and is best suited to varying depth V bit drilling. Although this drilling function is incorporated into other commercial software, this program, which is free to download and use (under the GNU Public License) has many advanced features and the inbuilt post-processor produces fully Mach compatible GCode. For those that are interested this can be downloaded from the Finnish website here http://www.students.tut.fi/~syvajar3/

I hope this information is useful to old hands as well as those just starting out into the world of CNC - We can never have too much free software  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 05:14:56 AM »

Very cool, Tweaks, thanks as always for sharing  Smiley

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