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Single line text in DXF format
« on: October 24, 2006, 03:43:50 PM »
I have been looking for a low cost (preferably free), single line, text generator that will support Ariel and other uniform thickness smooth fonts. It needs to be able to be ported into AutoCAD so I can size and position it with the cutout that it is to accompany. DeskEngraver seems to come close but it does not produce a DXF that AutoCAD 2005 can read (reports a file configuration error).

I want to be able to create custom shaped engraved faceplates/info-plates using a ball-nosed or V-nosed bit for the text. This is effectively 2D work with the text and pattern each on a different layer.

What would be really nice is if LazyCam would allow translating text direct from the DXF drawing file, However, I think that may be a bit much to ask.

Are there any good ideas out there for solving this problem?

Thanks.

Bill

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Re: Single line text in DXF format
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 04:42:10 PM »
Have a look at this software, free demo fully working.

Millwrite is the program, it is very good at text

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Re: Single line text in DXF format
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 07:41:27 PM »
DeskEngraver seems to come close but it does not produce a DXF that AutoCAD 2005 can read (reports a file configuration error).

You could try converting the .dxf with the free converter from www.a9tech.com
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Re: Single line text in DXF format
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 10:16:51 AM »
Google ttftodxf

That's True Type Font to DXF.

Free all over the place and works pretty well
Re: Single line text in DXF format
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 12:03:04 PM »
Here is a free converter that allows curved text called deskengrave:

http://www.ezart.com/jump/jump-dk.htm
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