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Author Topic: Engrave stick font plugin  (Read 364 times)
Bob La Londe
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« on: February 11, 2018, 18:56:43 pm »

Ok, sticks fonts are awesome, but unless you convert to polyline and remove overlaps your tool goes over them twice at every depth.  It wastes time and promotes excessive tool wear.

How about a plugin that manages that automatically and preserves the original text in text format so that you can change the text easily when needed without redoing all of that work every time.  Just change the text and regenerate toolpaths or g-code.  
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 19:12:33 pm »

Hello Bob

A plugin, I don't know, but maybe a new property in the regular engrave mop.

When a mop use the objects in the ID property, first the mop convert all drawing objects to polylines (internally) then generate toolpaths from those polylines. If a "remove overlap" true/false property could be added to the Engrave MOP, the job can be done at the same time the objects are converted to polylines.

maybe something to ask in "features request" ?

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