DXF Lettering for eCabinets

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Doug Gilford

DXF Lettering for eCabinets

Postby Doug Gilford » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 5:06PM

:idea:
I have had a lot of eCabinet members ask me about being able to do lettering within eCabinets (especially those people with Thermwood CNC Routers).

I figured that if we had a selection of DXF lettering sets available in different fonts, then one could simply import these letters into eCabinets and either create letters from their outlines or cut away the shape from the original part.

This could prove to be extremely useful in shopfitting and a variety of other situations.

Are their any members out their who might have the resources, time, patience and good eCabinet community spirit to create various lettering sets in DXF file format that all of the members could share?

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Postby Michael Yeargain » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 6:43PM

Here is a set of just the letters. I can seperate the letters, but this will take some time. If there are any special request for a specific letter I will try to accomidate. Someone can try them if you like.
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Postby Michael Yeargain » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 6:57PM

Here are 2 that I have seperated with numbers.
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Postby Michael Yeargain » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 9:26PM

I've tried for several hours to make these cut with e_cabinets but I am at a stand still for right now.
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DXF File

Postby Doug Gilford » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 9:41PM

Mike, you are a LEGEND. Well done.

It sure would be good to get that courier_new separated.
If you happen to get on a roll, Times New Roman is always a popular choice along with some type of script font.


I tried a few letters and they are a bit funky, however with a bit of manipulation and re-saving them as a X_T file in eCabinets, they can be dragged out, placed on a part and either cut out or cut away.

I'll do a bit more work on it and keep you posted.

The basic sort of approach was to import the letter, copy it, \"create Edges\" save it again. Like I said a little funky but i will come up with a sure fire sequence and post it here.

In the meantime, keep up the good work with the DXFs.

I have attached the numeral 1 in Arial font, take a look, it works great
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Re: DXF File

Postby Michael Yeargain » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 9:51PM

Here is New times Romans.

I see it works as a parasolid import, But will it cut on the Thermwood?
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Postby Michael Yeargain » Tue, Oct 09 2007, 10:03PM

Here is the Courier New seperated.
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Postby Doug Gilford » Wed, Oct 10 2007, 12:19AM

Mike, you are a legend, thank you for separated and Times New Roman.

I am going to see the the number 1 cuts out. no reason why it shouldn't. i'll let you know in 15 mins

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Number One

Postby Doug Gilford » Wed, Oct 10 2007, 1:50AM

Hi Michael

Number 1 cut out and looks pretty good. Next time I`ll use a 3mm cutter, that will get a finer result. Thanks so much for your input. I`ll send you a picture when I`m happy with it.

Cheers

Doug

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Postby Michael Yeargain » Wed, Oct 10 2007, 4:41AM

Very welcome Doug.

It only takes me about 15 minutes per set, both capital and small letters. I labled the small letters with a double letter. I didn't know of any easier way.

I am happy to contribute. :P
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Postby Paul Huff » Fri, Oct 19 2007, 6:38PM

I love this ideal but I really hate polylines, especially if these are blown up to larger sizes. I would rather collect fonts that are made from only arcs and lines.

Maybe I am just being too picky here. :?
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Postby Roger Erismann » Fri, Oct 19 2007, 7:10PM

We did some thank you signs with a cool font not too longa ago....

We traced the letters in auto-cad and used chain-compin and out

came out great...

I will load photos on monday
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Postby Michael Yeargain » Fri, Oct 19 2007, 9:11PM

If you guys have a particular typeset you would like to see. I will be glad to share it with you. I just don't have the time to retrace with archs.

I can provide lettering, words including curved paths for the lettering.
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Postby Roger Erismann » Sat, Oct 20 2007, 6:34AM

HOW DO YOU GET THE CURVED PATH?
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Postby DanEpps » Sat, Oct 20 2007, 7:48AM

Roger Erismann wrote:HOW DO YOU GET THE CURVED PATH?


Don't ask a wizard to divulge secret information :joker:


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