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what program can I use to layout my own text
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:43:35 PM »
what program can I use to layout my own text and design for making signs? how do I convert this file to a format to be run on the Mach 3 software?
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Tim

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Re: what program can I use to layout my own text
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 03:23:09 AM »
Take a look at Vectric software http://www.vectric.com/
It is not free but it is easy to learn / use, has suitable Mach3/Mach4 post processors (which create the Gcode) and has 'try before you buy' demo versions just like Mach.

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Re: what program can I use to layout my own text
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 05:32:34 AM »
 Hi I have never used this bet here you go.

http://www.scorchworks.com/Fengrave/fengrave.html
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Charlie M.
Re: what program can I use to layout my own text
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 07:16:27 PM »
I used to work in digital prepress. I worked with all the Adobe products. Say I did a layout in Adobe Indesign is there a converter to G code.
Re: what program can I use to layout my own text
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 12:15:38 PM »
Say I did a layout in Adobe Indesign is there a converter to G code.

In short, no, you will save the artwork in a format compatible with the CAM software of your choice and generate the code with CAM.