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Offline belin

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LAZYCAM HELP PLEASE
« on: October 13, 2012, 07:11:44 AM »
another one of a million questions i will be asking...

ok for example....

lets say ive created a basic JOB layout in something like...PHOTODRAW or PRINTSHOP ....just a TEXT and CLIPART outline and i want to engrave that onto a flat surface material....just engraving....

so how would i go about importing that JOB into Lazycam so as to create a G CODE for it...

ive tried and Lazycam only appears to give a choice of

VDRILL...RASTER...SPIRAL or IMAGE TRACE

not i obviously thought IMAGE TRACE would be the way to go

but it only seems to select certain parts of the JOB...

I know....im missing something...BUT WHAT

Offline RICH

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Re: LAZYCAM HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 08:08:52 AM »
Note that use of using an image is not covered in the manual that I wrote. The reason to not include anything is because I found that LC's use of an image file left a lot to be desired. WYSIWYG.....
Feel free to explore LC  but suggest using / purchasing a different program for images to gcode. 

RICH
 

Offline ger21

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Re: LAZYCAM HELP PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 08:14:33 AM »
A much better choice would be to use a vector drawing program like CorelDraw or Inkscape (free) for your design. Using Vectors instead of raster images will give much better results.
Gerry

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Offline belin

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Re: LAZYCAM HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 08:15:59 AM »
great....thanks guys for all the help...

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Re: LAZYCAM HELP PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 08:27:52 AM »
There is another option and that is using CopyCat. It has it's place in that you just use a camera to
trace or pick what you want off the image and generates the code as you go.

Just a thought on the matter,
RICH