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  1. Yes, Mach3 and 2010 screen-set.

    A file would be good, thanks

  2. #12
    OK, I'll sort you something out tonight unless you want something specific like text and size.
    Screen set will not have anything to do with it, we use a custom one anyway with everything we need on one screen.

    Email me details of the cutters, included angle and tip flat as it alters the appearance on V carve files if not matching. When they match you get a sharp corner to the text, if incorrect you get an indented radii in each corner.

    john [at] stevenson-engineers.co.uk
    John S -

  3. Just had a look at the code and it is indeed made up of thousands of lines of straight cuts.

    I did a quick file in Illustrator then imported that into sheet-cam and with the same tool it now creates I/J arcs so in theory at least that file should cut a whole lot smoother I think.

  4. #14
    Yes, many times this is the reason, the line thing instead of curves. I always magnify before generating path, to make sure all is smooth .

    I would say also for fine engraving to have the Z0 using probing with the V bit itself is the best method. That, and knowing the exact tip size.
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

  5. Yes, i always probe with the actual tool.

    I tried cutting the Illustrator file tonight, yes it cut far smoother but it was generated as two paths which gave me a letter with an inverted V in the middle ;)

    A settings issue, wrong font, wrong code generator, other problem?

    Lots to learn here...

  6. #16
    I think Vectric Aspire / V carve/ beats all when we are speaking about signs and engraving
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

  7. Blooming expensive though :(

  8. #18
    what are you using now?
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

  9. My CNC world consists of CAD - either Deltacad or Illustrator, CAM - SheetCam, CNC - Mach3

    Apart from some free programs that i downloaded for messing about with that's about it.

    Vectric V-Carve was about 400 I think - a lot of cash for something that is unlikely to bring cash in via sales I think.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Davek0974 View Post
    My CNC world consists of CAD - either Deltacad or Illustrator, CAM - SheetCam, CNC - Mach3

    Apart from some free programs that i downloaded for messing about with that's about it.

    Vectric V-Carve was about 400 I think - a lot of cash for something that is unlikely to bring cash in via sales I think.
    Yes but you can use it to import dxf files and cam them with it.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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