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« on: May 16, 2018, 07:24:41 PM »

Iím retired navy and my son is active duty and I want to make his new Command ship crest. Iím having a difficult time with Creating the G-Code on my computer, it just keeps freezing. What would the best way to tackle this?

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:15:01 AM »

Hi Marcmora,

Welcome to the forum.

Firstly you need a high resolution image of the crest then it can be traced (various software available to do this - Inkscape is free) to produce one or more .dxf's (vector files). A Gcode file can then be produced from the vector file (again various software available to do this - LazyCam is free but there are better products available).

If you use a CAD/CAM software (such as Vectric Aspire) you could create a V-Carve type of crest (also check out F-Engrave - this is free).

Overall there is a lot of work (and learning) involved in creating the required Gcode but learning can be fun  Wink


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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:15:06 PM »

I use Inkscape and i have the SVG. I will try lazy cam. thank you for the input.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 01:28:46 AM »

F-Engrave, free, can do text or relief image engraving from a png.
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