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Text Engraving Wizard ?
« on: January 13, 2007, 01:15:36 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to figure out how to use the Text Engraving Tool authored by German Bravo.

Using the following process...

   Launch the wizard
   Enter my initials as text
   Select a font (Bauhaus)
   Select the Write key
     Provide the following responses to the popup dialog boxes
       Feed Rate:       2
       Separation:       50
       Height:            -0.01

At this point the Text Engraving wizard closes and G-code appears on the Mach3 Program Run window.

My question is...  Why are all the G-code values set to zero?

G00 G49 G40  G17 G80 G50 G90
G21
M04 S0
G00 Z0
G00 G90 X0Y0
F2
G00 X0 Y0
G00 Z0
G01 Z0
G01 X0 Y0
G01 X0 Y0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G01 X0 Y0
G01 X0 Y0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G02 X0 Y0 I0 J0
G00 Z0
G00 X0 Y0
G00 Z0

In addition, the displayed status message reads "Zero radius arc on Line number #11".

So, what am I missing?

Bob  ???
Re: Text Engraving Wizard ?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 11:43:29 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I found a post in the Mach1Mach2CNC group on Yahoo with the solution.

For those who follow...

You must select one of the direction buttons before clicking the Write button!

Bob   ::)