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ENGRAVING TEXT
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:26:12 PM »
FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ANSWERS MY POST, YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP!!!

M question for the day is;  I am trying to engrave Mfg's ID & SN's on Aluminum parts.  I have selected the font and size, have generated the g code, and have dry run the program.  the issue is that my engraving tool is traveling along the outline of the letters in the text.  I need ti scribe over or engrave ON the line of the text as opposed to the outline.  Please help!  Thanks again!!!!!! ??? 

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Re: ENGRAVING TEXT
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 05:33:38 PM »
That will be your CAM that has to do that, what are you using for CAM?
Hood
Re: ENGRAVING TEXT
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 05:44:58 PM »
HOOD,
Ion this particular program was creaed using PH CAD to produce the DXF file then using LCam for writin the G code.
Re: ENGRAVING TEXT
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 06:58:48 PM »
Perhaps you inadvertantly chose to OFFSET in LCam ?
Otherwise, it should cut ON the lines.
Russ

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Re: ENGRAVING TEXT
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 07:16:11 PM »
You need single line fonts. Try using Stickfont. http://www.ncplot.com/freetools.htm
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Re: ENGRAVING TEXT
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 07:28:53 PM »
How about the Write Wizzard. It will give you one line at a time.

Hal