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  1. #11
    If its the standard number plate font then you can download it free from here - http://www.fonts4free.net/show-font....lick+To+Render

    If its not then let me know and I will see what I have got as I have a few thousand fonts and it will probably be in there somewhere.....

  2. #12
    Just downloaded and tested it....


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    This was done in ArtCam2008.

  3. #13
    Yup works in Vectric

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  4. #14
    Alright, so I forgot the S........

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    Happy now???

  5. #15
    No.............

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  6. #16
    ok guys you're making this look so easy, i'll check in later and see what he can when he's finished work.

    the text he was doing is a plate 235 x 178, 3 letter 63mm high on top row and four numbers on bottom row (8's appeared to be the problem)

  7. #17
    aaahh, You mean this ??
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  8. #18
    It is quite easy to do this in VectricCut2D. Here is one way . . .

    v01 create size of workpiece
    v02 enter text
    v03 draw rectangle around the outside
    v04 select the text AND the rectangle, then select 'create pocket'
    v05 in the pocket menu select the cut depth and the tool to use
    v06 in the preview window select preview toolpath and the computer will simulate the cut
    v07 Finished. Simulation runs at very high speed, and took about 10seconds
    v08 save the gcode created from this toolpath, ready for Mach3

    numberplate.txt is the Gcode
    numberplate.crv is the vectric crv file containing the toolpaths (which you might be able to view in your trial version)

    117 well spent if you want to do this often . . .

    p.s. if you have the trial version of Mach3 you are limited to 500 lines, not enough to cut all these pocket areas.
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  10. #19
    im working with mates laptop to try and get resolved with artcam. this is a one off, yeah yeah, so i'm hoping to get it done with no expenditure.

    routercnc, you are a star, the level you have gone to in order to help is admirable and really appreciated. i hope you appreciate my "current" decision.

    atb

    compfranon

  11. #20
    You're welcome, hope it all works out.
    Building a CNC machine to make a better one since 2010 . . .
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