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Re: need to add fonts to the write wizzard
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 06:10:21 PM »
Would not take me but about a dozen lifetimes to figure it out , and that would just be one font.


hahahaha

aah - yah I know the feeling :)

thanks for the deskengrave suggestion
Re: need to add fonts to the write wizzard
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 12:13:29 PM »
I second the DeskEngrave program for engraving text.   It does an excellent job for most projects.  If you need additional fonts you can find many free ones at http://www.simplythebest.net/fonts.   Adding additional fonts is pretty simple also.  Download the zip file to your computer then unzip the file to c:/windows/fonts  the new fonts will be added to you system and can be used by deskengrave, LCAM (if you want to go that way)  and many other programs.

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Re: need to add fonts to the write wizzard
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009, 01:29:26 PM »
DeskEngrave is a good basic program that has been around a long time and free.
Not much of a learning curve, that's for sure.
 A few comments though, some CAD programs will not import the DXF it create's. You may need to convert the DXF to a 2D file first. Some of the text leaves something to be desired if you are fussy about the text.
Most are muti lined and manny times the pathing is off within the letters. Again, just depends on how fussy you are and if you want to manipulate it.

But for quick and dirty still has it's place and easy to use.
LazyCam will import it. Mach will read the Gcode.
Text in general, well still sits in the PITA grouping!
But you got to admit, much better than attempting write a wizard.  ;)

RICH

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Re: need to add fonts to the write wizzard
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 04:07:50 PM »
I just see what the coords need to be and bring in the gcode and append it to the file(;-) One mans mouse is another mans moose.

(;-) TP