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mochinist
06-20-2004, 10:20 PM
I was wondering if any of you guys have bought or tried this ebay item. It if is for real it would be great for when I get to use the CNC mill for personal use. I am a crappy artist when it comes to drawing and havent really had any luck finding a raster to vector program that does worth a damn. Anyways thanks for the help. here is the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25276&item=3822223761&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

Tomzhere
06-21-2004, 09:06 AM
That's interesting! I'd like to see it work.

Evan
06-21-2004, 12:17 PM
Here is a freeware TTF to G-code converter.

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

It's called "DeskEngrave"

dvideo
06-21-2004, 03:08 PM
There are programs that follow the font outlines. $88 seems too much for me, for what it is....

--jr

ibewgypsie
06-21-2004, 03:34 PM
I'll second the Deskam setup.. I use it for most of my engraving..

It works..
The graphic to vector is interesting thou. I have about twenty cdroms of tattoo patterns that'd make some interesting stuff..

David

mochinist
06-21-2004, 04:00 PM
I dont need the cam system I have FeatureCam at work it is one of the better cam systems out there. What I need is a good way to convert raster images to vector images so that I can import them into FeatureCam. What would also be nice is a CD full of vector artwork then you could convert it to a dxf file and import it into FeatureCam.

John Stevenson
06-21-2004, 04:50 PM
Plenty of raster to vector software out there.
Turbocad Pro from V 7 has it built in. Corel Draw has Corel Trace built in, both available for peanuts on eBay for early versions.
Don't expect a simple click and it's done.
You will finish up with shaky lines, gaps and dead ends all over.

Any conversion into a G code via DXF will be fraught with thousands of short line moves and gaps.

John S.