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luke11cnc
03-12-2011, 08:19 AM
I am really new to this.

I have down loaded a clip art image of a lizard for my wife card display case/box that I'm going to be making in the new year (when my CNC is finished)

and would like to convert it to a line drawing, but how ??

I use vetric/punch and I know I can buy a photo program for engraving images but money is getting thin now.

So the only choice I have is to import the image in to a back ground and draw over it, But this is going to take me days or even weeks is there a better/quicker way to do this for free.

or even has any one got a program to change it to a DXF for me :whistling:

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what is scan to cad ??

will this scan this image and convert it to a line drawing for me (I think this is a free program)

James and Luke

luke11cnc
03-12-2011, 09:41 AM
Thank you chip

but you have me wrong I want to send it to the CNC machine to cut the out line of the Lizard so I need to convert this clip art to a line drawing.

James

luke11cnc
03-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Like this chip

http://www.support.scan2cad.com/tuition-videos/

James

Jonathan
03-12-2011, 10:20 AM
Look for a program that does 'vectorising'. Vectorising is converting an image to vectors, i.e. lines.

I've done it with the CAD program I use, see attached... can fiddle with the settings for you a bit if that's not sufficient?

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luke11cnc
03-12-2011, 10:30 AM
Jonathan you'r my hero

Thanks mate

James

what cad program do you use ?? and is it free

deannos
03-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Hi,

Was just reading a similar question on a different forum and these 2 suggestions were made.


http://inkscape.org/



http://www.magictracer.com (http://www.magictracer.com/)

Jonathan
03-12-2011, 11:47 AM
what cad program do you use ??

Techsoft 2D Design V2:

http://www.techsoft.co.uk/products/software/2D_Design_V2.asp

Easy to use, clear display - I think it's great.


and is it free

:wink:

I think you said Luke uses it at school? In which case he might be able to get you a copy? There's a student licence. I used it at school:

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