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Convert a hand drawn font into somthing to engrave

Pioneer
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 Does anyone know a way to convert a hand drawn font into somthing i can engrave inside NX?  a customer had his logo scanned and converted into a dfx file.  but it looks very choppy like it need many more points / splines.

 

Damian Forsythe
Impact Manufacturing Group
NX 10.0.3.5
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Re: Convert a hand drawn font into somthing to engrave

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Do you want to single-point engrave along the "centerline" of the 2 lines representing each side of the text?

Maybe get some midpoints & draw splines thru them?

 

Or do you want to engrave along the lines themselves?

You might want to fit a spline thru points on the lines (endpoints or ?) & tweak from there.

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steemed than e-diseaseled


Re: Convert a hand drawn font into somthing to engrave

Experimenter
Experimenter

Not sure if this will help or not.

 

https://vimeo.com/83654051

Re: Convert a hand drawn font into somthing to engrave

You can cut the curves from the dxf, but as you saw it will be choppy, but that's what your customer provided. I would explain to the customer that this is like providing artwork to a printer - you will cut what they provide. 

I'm sure you can clean this up the curves in CAD - not my expertise.

Once you have the curves, the question is - are you cutting the outside, inside, or on the curves. If it's the outside or inside, extrude the curves as a solid, and cut like anything else. If it's on the curves, use curve/point drive method in surface contouring - select a loop, new set, select the next loop.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Convert a hand drawn font into somthing to engrave

Pioneer
Pioneer

Thanks Mark.  I asked the customer to fix it.  i havent heard back yet. 

Damian Forsythe
Impact Manufacturing Group
NX 10.0.3.5

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