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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Nick M Singer » Fri, Nov 12 2010, 11:50PM

Hi Brian. Here is the DXF. I looked at the letters close up and I can see why they are machining rough. All the curves are made up of small segmens instead of arcs, this would not be so bad if they flowed into each other but in this case they zig zag along. In a nutshell the letters need to be completely regenerated.
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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Will Williamson » Sat, Nov 13 2010, 11:11AM

The best result would come from tracing over the logo with lines and arcs to create a dxf file then name layers and send to control nesting.
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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Nick M Singer » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 9:01AM

Or if I knew what the font was i can regenerate the letters with my CAD program which should give a better result

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Brian Shannon » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 11:57AM

I tried last night to search and find out the font. I got close but not exact. I was going to start over with a small text program that will create G code or a .dxf file. Still searching...

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby George Davidson » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 9:55PM

Hi Brian
I played with it today for a little bit. See if this will help you.I made it in 2 DXF
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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Brian Shannon » Sun, Nov 14 2010, 11:38PM

That is perfect! Thanks so much George. I was able to cut it in Part Editor so I don't know why it shouldn't cut on the Thermwood. I'll try it in the morning!


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Re: Help with DXF

Postby George Davidson » Mon, Nov 15 2010, 4:54PM

Hi Brian
When you take it to your machine do you use the eas. or use the DXF to cut it out?

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby David Arde » Mon, Nov 15 2010, 6:24PM

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/travelodge-1

check out this link. You can download an eps file that is already vectorized and just open it in Corel or some other program and convert it to dxf. It will be very clean.

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Brian Shannon » Mon, Nov 15 2010, 6:52PM

I started with a .eps file and converted it in BobCad but had troubles. I am having some success with Georges .dxf files taken into PE on a display panel, then creating a .twd file to take to CN. I did cut a good sample with an 1/8" bit into Melamine. Now I get to try it on solid Maple. Baby steps...I will post a picture of the finished product. Thanks guys!

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Brian Shannon » Sun, Nov 21 2010, 5:31PM

Hey Guys!

I finally got my sign done. Thanks to all of you for taking the time to help me out. I was able to cut in one pass with a very sharp 1/8" bit. The sign is solid Maple. The letters will be painted black and face is to be stained a cherry color. Thanks again all! You're the best!

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby George Davidson » Sun, Nov 21 2010, 6:12PM

That looks great Brian

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Re: Help with DXF

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Mon, Nov 22 2010, 10:25AM

Nice work!
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