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program for generating text as a dxf
« on: September 09, 2009, 08:00:43 PM »
I am using mach3 on a mini mill to engrave, we have been using the text wizard, but it is not really adequate for our needs. I have gotten a copy of D2NC to use the 4th axis to engrave tubes and ned a program to make text into dxf files. I have autosketch but it doesn't work, is ther some simple inexpensive program for making text dxf files?

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Re: program for generating text as a dxf
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 09:04:30 PM »
Gerry

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Re: program for generating text as a dxf
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 08:24:37 AM »
Gerry,
Thanks for the link.
Question... When it converts the text, does it create arcs / circles or break the circular parts of the text into
small lines?  ie; the letter "B" will have two arcs in it and not a bunch of lines for the circular parts of the letter

Thanks,
 Rich

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Re: program for generating text as a dxf
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 11:26:03 AM »
Haven't used it in a long time, but it was polylines with no arcs.
Gerry

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