convert text entities to polygons bad for CAM

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by amarconi, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. amarconi

    amarconi Guest

    A local waterjet cutter creates cutting files from DXF's. We want some letters & numbers cut, but the only conversion we can find in Autosketch is "convert text entities to polygons" - which turns smooth curves into a series of short straight lines [not what we're after].
    Can AS convert text entities into something more sophisticated - like arcs or similar?
    amarconi, Dec 21, 2004
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  2. amarconi

    Jimhu Guest

    When you convert text to polygons in AutoSketch, the number of verticies per letter varies with how long your message is. A single letter converted may have over 100 verticies and be smooth. That same letter in a 10 word message will convert to a rough shape. If you happen to have access to Drafix, it does not have this problem.
    Jimhu, Dec 21, 2004
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  3. amarconi

    Gadget Guest

    Assuming the above poster is right, you could just convert one letter at a time to curves.
    Gadget, Dec 22, 2004
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