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Can anyone give me a "step by step" on a wizard?
« on: August 15, 2010, 07:24:13 PM »
I primarily use mach3 for engraving several lines of text. When I purchased it, it was to use the Text Wizard. I've recently had to replace the pc that Mach was loaded on and now, of course, I've forgotten the steps to the Text Wizard. If anyone can help, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks, Mike

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Re: Can anyone give me a "step by step" on a wizard?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 07:35:35 PM »
Mike,
1.open the wizard
2.fill in all the info - where you want to start from
                             - tool you will use
                             - feedrate and rpm
3.select the direction of the text
4.input how much you wnat the text to be seperated and the height
5. define unit and cutting direction
6.go down to the bottom and selec the font by clicking on the font button
7. then just use the mouse to select each letter
8.WHEN ALL DONE CLICK THE "WRITE" button and it will post the code to Mach

Quite easy.........

RICH
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 07:53:40 PM by RICH »

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Re: Can anyone give me a "step by step" on a wizard?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 08:07:06 PM »
After reading your introduction now i know why your interested in the text wizard.

This may be of interest to you.
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,13398.msg87957.html#msg87957

"Feel lucky.......go ahead and take a look ......and make my day"   ;D

RICH

Re: Can anyone give me a "step by step" on a wizard?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 10:04:22 PM »
Very nice, what do you use for engraving tips? Do you grind your own?

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Re: Can anyone give me a "step by step" on a wizard?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 10:33:46 PM »
I like dental burrs or small end mills. Purchased engraving tips have a large radius on the ends thus line width, which can define how small you go, becomes a problem when doing real real small engraving. I have ground my own on times.
Depends on what your doing or working on. A lot of the gun engravers will have recievers softened and reheat treated after the work is done.
Tool breakage and wear on hard stuff is a cross.

All my engraving  is done using CAD for the design and then cam for the code. For something non-complex or quick and dirty the wizard will do fine. Unfortunately everything i do is somewhat one of a kind.

RICH