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Gasgasbones
07-01-2015, 04:33 PM
Hi Guys

Does anyone know where I might get a Gcode for an Omega symbol ?
Specifically im after one like the Omega watches use.

Are there any data bases for free to use Gcodes ? I have looked but cant find much.

While Im getting the grips of my machine, Im struggling with drawing packages and finding at the mo Im just not getting the time to get sat down and learn !

Id appreciate any help. Thank you

Carl

GEOFFREY
07-01-2015, 09:55 PM
Omega symbol should be easy enough to draw inCAD. G.

phill05
07-01-2015, 10:40 PM
Omega symbol should be easy enough to draw inCAD. G.

In ACad "MTEXT" type \U+03A9

JohnHaine
07-01-2015, 11:30 PM
There's a programme called F-Engrave that is open source that generates gcode from text. It may support a Greek font that will have the omega symbol. It's a useful little program that I've used for a couple of engraving jobs.

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 07:54 AM
Ill have look. Time is the prob but I will sort something out. thank you.

EddyCurrent
08-01-2015, 08:48 AM
Do you want a vector outline or a single line centre line to engrave along ?

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Hi Eddy

It just needs to go all the way around this mate.

Ive tried overlaying lines over this image but im just not getting it ! :apologetic:

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae44/ggbones/om2.jpg (http://s956.photobucket.com/user/ggbones/media/om2.jpg.html)

EddyCurrent
08-01-2015, 10:09 AM
Will this do ?

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 10:24 AM
cant open it eddy :-(

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Would I need to change it a dtd ( design tools drawing) from a DFX ?
Ill have a play around

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Ive done it Eddy !!!

Looks FANTASTIC, thanks again mate. very much appreciated :-)

EddyCurrent
08-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Spot on, download yourself a free copy of Inkscape. https://inkscape.org/en/

With your original jpg you first do a 'Trace Bitmap', then you do a 'Stroke to Path', I then load into CamBam to clean it up, select all and do a 'join', export to dxf.

cropwell
08-01-2015, 10:40 AM
cant open it eddy :-(
Download DraftSight - it's free ! that'll open the bugger !

Gasgasbones
08-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Spot on, download yourself a free copy of Inkscape. https://inkscape.org/en/

With your original jpg you first do a 'Trace Bitmap', then you do a 'Stroke to Path', I then load into CamBam to clean it up, select all and do a 'join', export to dxf.

Will do Eddy, Ill take a note of that.

Thanks again :thumsup::loyal:

http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae44/ggbones/Omega.jpg (http://s956.photobucket.com/user/ggbones/media/Omega.jpg.html)

EddyCurrent
08-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Now that was fast ! looks great. Just had a look on your website too, some nice stuff.