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    Which is the best software to use to produce fonts ready for cutting on cnc ?

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    What you wanting to do with your fonts, engrave them in or cut them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kell View Post
    Which is the best software to use to produce fonts ready for cutting on cnc ?
    The totally free to use SprutCAM 7 Express has the ability to produce text using any installed Windows font or it's own stroke fonts. You can then machine this using the 2D Contouring or Pocketing operation.

    Dave

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    To cut them out musht.
    Will take a look at sprutcam cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kell View Post
    Which is the best software to use to produce fonts ready for cutting on cnc ?
    iv found this useful for a quick fix... its free, simple to use, it will g-code the outline of any font for cutting out or drag engraving
    (it wont do any fancy variable depth V-cutter calligraphy)

    http://www.deskam.com/deskengrave.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kell View Post
    Which is the best software to use to produce fonts ready for cutting on cnc ?
    Cambam lets you use any font on the pc, I just tried it last weekend.....I used a pocket then profile operation rather than the engrave option (probably the wrong way, I am just learning this stuff)
    Cheers
    Ian
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    This is a picture of the type of thing I am trying to achieve. I use solidworks and solidcam. The lettering in the picture is only 5mm in height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kell View Post
    Which is the best software to use to produce fonts ready for cutting on cnc ?
    If you have decent CAM you can already use any fonts available to your Operating System.
    There is software available to produce fonts but making fonts is a lot of work, even with the right software, it's easier to choose from the thousands already available for free download,

    - Nick
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    trying to match the one in the picture thats is all no interest in designing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kell View Post
    trying to match the one in the picture thats is all no interest in designing one.
    That's a case of trawling through the available fonts for something suitable, you've seen it in good detail and so will be best placed to pick one,

    - Nick
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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