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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 05:28:13 AM »
Hi Belin,

This is the Windows executable file...

http://home.comcast.net/~sskroch/Fengrave/F-Engrave-0.8_win.zip

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 06:00:00 AM »
thanks tweakie

i got it up and working

yes it is a very very simple programme but only allows for very limited FONTS/TEXTS....

while it is very DUMBED DOWN (perfect for me...LOL) i would really like something in between this software and the big expensive one you mentioned  VECTRIC...i looked at that and your right...

would need to break out the gold credit card for that one

is there anything in between you could recommend where the purpose is for flat surface engraving ...not only with FONTS but where i can add a picture and so forth

man..your a life saver showing me new G Code creating software

thanks in advance

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 06:18:27 AM »
Hi Belin,

You need to read the F-Engrave documentation (sorry  ;) ) you can install any Windows font as well as the CamBam single line fonts and of course there is a large range of the Australian Flying Corps fonts also available.

What type of pictures do you want to create ??

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 06:22:09 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 06:42:56 AM »
i also noticed in F ENGRAVE there is a image area....but it only accepts DXF file images...how do i create a image that is a DXF file

example...i have many JPEG images...

how can i turn them into a DXF file so i can upload them into F ENGRAVE

and by the way

where is the READ information...LOL

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 06:57:23 AM »
ok i figured out how to add fonts....now i got over 800 fonts LOL

just stabdard engravable images...anything that i can create

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 07:02:14 AM »
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where is the READ information...LOL

Hi Belin,

Its not my fault that his website is messy but its all there somewhere  ;D ;D
I have not had too much success using F-Engrave for DXF work.

The list of image engraving software is probably endless but these I have used with success…

PicEngrave (nicely priced) http://picengrave.com/ (demo version available)
DotG (free) http://dotg.weebly.com/download.html (English version and manuals)
Halftoner and Reactor (free)  http://jasondorie.com/page_cnc.html

As for JPEG to DXF software there are many to choose from, some better than others. An Internet search for ‘Raster to Vector’ software should turn up a few.
The one I commonly use is Vextractor http://www.vextrasoft.com/?source=vextractor but it comes at a price.

Tweakie.
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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2012, 07:04:37 AM »
great help my friend

i will look at it in the morning..

i do hope your around again to hold my hand...LOL

thanks again

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2012, 07:50:56 AM »
You might want to look at DeskEngrave. It's free.
http://deskam.com/deskengrave.html
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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 04:58:08 AM »
anyone got any programmes where i can use clipart for engraving pictures....outlines of pictures..i mean...

and any more flat engraving software would be much appreciated

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Re: i must be totally stupid and dumb
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 05:10:30 AM »
Inkscape is pretty good at creating the .dxf files but there is a lot to learn if you are to use it well.

Although not always brilliant LazyCam (included with Mach3) will create the GCode from a .dxf.

This link may also be of interest to you http://www.rotordesign.com/servolite/body_dxf_to_gcode.html

Tweakie.
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