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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #75 on: December 26, 2013, 23:01:10 pm »
No, after that, all the 'doubles' are thrown away.

I have to ask (not to insult, but because you're new here):  After you did that, did you change the MOp to reflect the new primitive IDs you created when you did the convert and remove overlaps?

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2013, 05:34:52 am »
Lloyd, no offense taken at all.  Answers in the context of a complete newbie appreciated.  Not sure I understand your question.  If it means did I regenerate the gcode, then yes, I did do that.  I haven't tried running it on real material yet.  I did look at the resulting tool paths in CamBam and they are no longer one "stroke" moves, but starts and stops apparently in different directions for any particular letter's component.  I looked at it in Cutview Mill and it, too seemed to have a pretty disjointed flow.  This with 0 tolerance....

When I try to remove the overlaps, I do get a question on what tolerance to use.  Not sure what that means, didn't see it in the docs.  So I tried to experiment:

If I set it to 0 I get a lot of duplicate polylines.  When I run the resulting gcode through Cutviewer Mill, I get a lot of repeated movements and it's all disjointed.  I do not get any movements out of the material between letters, it just bulldozes/cuts onto the next polyline.  I am doing the convert to polyline and remove overlaps on a word, not a single letter at a time.

If I set the tolerance to 0.01, I get gaps in the resulting letters.  If I set it to 0.005, I get complete letters, but some letters, like "E", look OK in CamBam, but do not cut properly in Cutviewer Mill.  Dont' knwo if that's the software error or the machine code, assume machine code.  For example, the "E" gets cut as a "P" with an extra foot, top 2 horizontals joined at the ends. 

So, I'm missing something. :(  Help most welcome.


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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2013, 05:51:55 am »
I did just try a different stick font (Camworks) and the procedure appears to work correctly with it.  It too was cutting between a pair of letters, so I figured out to set my max crossover distance smaller, that seems to have cured that particular anomaly in this font.  Need to go back and retry George's other font, I was workign with CamBam_Stick_8

Any other Stick fonts I can try?

 EDIT:  setting the crossover distance to zero seems to have cured the issue.  The letters draw correctly in simulation now, albeit in an odd order of operations, but one pass per line segment and most letters are done efficiently.  Saw one place where it repeated a spot, but that was minimal.

For other Noobs, for posterity, elaborated instructions are:
Create text, ideally in it's own layer (e.g. layer 1)
Select text
Edit, Convert to, polyline
Create a new layer (e.g. Layer 2) , it will become the active layer (little yellow arrow on it)
Go back and select all the polyline segments (right click on the original text layer (e.g. Layer 1), choose Select all on layer)
Edit, Polyline, Remove Overlaps
I found that for the font I was using, I had to answer 0.005 for the "Cleaning Tolerance" prompt.
The resulting polylines will be placed in the active layer (just created (e.g. Layer 2))
Delete the original converted polyline layer (e.g. Layer 1)
Select all polylines from the new layer (e.g. Layer 2), add machining operation, engrave
Set machining parameters, for me I needed to set max stepover to Zero, to avoid joining close letters.
generate toolpaths/gcode






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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2015, 09:40:02 am »
Hello,

I attached a new zip with all fonts, because the zip referenced in the topic SCRIPT & PLUGIN SUMMARY not include all fonts.

File content:
  • 1CamBam_Stick_0C.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_1.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_2.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_3.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_4.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_5.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_6.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_7.ttf
  • 1CamBam_Stick_8.ttf
  • 1CAMBam_Stick_9.ttf

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2015, 12:48:54 pm »
Hello,

Only 0C is missing in summary and website, Cyrillic I assume ?

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2015, 16:20:06 pm »
Hello,

Yes David, yes the Cyrillic font (http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1557.msg12671#msg12671)

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2015, 17:02:09 pm »
I have really appreciated having access to these stick fonts over the past years.

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2019, 03:42:03 am »
First time on this forum,

Has any one converted the following font to stick Font (Handel Gothic) it is an old font and I would like to use it to engrave PVC with v cutter.

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2019, 10:03:02 am »
hello Gerry
This is the Handel Gothic. The strokes have an almost identical width. With the v-engrave plugin you can easily engrave the centerline.

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2019, 12:36:22 pm »
Thanks Ralf,
I will look at the two files tomorrow thanks very much.

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2019, 13:33:35 pm »
Hi Ralf,

How did you draw the blue centerlines ?
If I type my name GERRY using this font I still only get the outline inner & outer.
What am I doing wrong.

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Re: Please Test My Stick Fonts and Let Me Know If They Work For You
« Reply #88 on: February 18, 2019, 14:30:25 pm »
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How did you draw the blue centerlines ?
These are the toolpaths created with the v-engrave plugin

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