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Re: Fonts
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2007, 05:02:47 PM »
Hopefully I'm seeing Tony at the weekend as we are attending an exhibition in London.
If he get planning permission from SHMBO  ;) he will be demonstrating our X3 CNC mill with VCarve and Cut 3D.

On pain of him having to buy all the beer I'll ask about a 4th axis addition.

John S.
Re: Fonts
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2007, 08:12:57 AM »
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Single Stroke Fonts - VCarve Pro currently only supports True Type fonts and not single stroke fonts that are quite different. TTF's are always closed vectors that can be engraved using a 'Fill pattern' or vcarved. Single stroke fonts are open lines and arcs that ate typically machined with the tip of the cutter running 'on' the lines.

If you have a CAD / Design package that creates single stroke fonts these can be imported and machined using the Profile = On machining strategy.

We are planning to add single stroke fonts to VCarve Pro but it's going to be around the middle of the year before this is ready.


Rotary Axis Machining - We are also planning to add support to the postprocessors for saving rotary axis toolpaths, but again it's going to be around the middle of the year before this is ready. This will be based on locking one of the axes and wrapping the other moves, which is the way most rotary chucks are driven.

Thank you,
Tony