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Dear All,

I have a file text CAD import from AutoCAD

I tried to machines text , but i am only machines profile of text . I can't machines inside text CAD. Please see picture and help me!

Thanks and Best Regards,

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Re: Text Manufacturing

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This is by design, planar and contour text are only machining the outline of true type fonts.

 

You can use font factory to convert the true type font to a NX font and add hatching to it to machine the inside of the characters.

 

Another way is to create pockets for the characters using curve text instead of drafting text.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
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Re: Text Manufacturing

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How to use font factory to convert the true type font to a NX font and add hatching to it to machine the inside of the characters. Where i can find it? I need your guide.

Thanjks you a lot

Re: Text Manufacturing

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Searching the community for fontfactory resulted in the thread FontFactory 3.0 now available, which includes some ZIP attachments.

 

It contains a help file, so it should be easy to use.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
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Re: Text Manufacturing

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I do not have sufficient privileges for this resource. You can sent me the resource FontFactory to my Email, please. Thanks you

Re: Text Manufacturing

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It seems that all the archived BBS forums have been gone.

 

Attached find the latest release of FontFactory.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
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Re: Text Manufacturing

The permissions for the archived bbs forums should be corrected now.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Text Manufacturing

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I would use Stefan's 2nd method.

- re-create the text as modeling text

- use extrude (or whatever) with feature curves to create faces.

- then these can be machined using planar mill/face milling/floor milling with zig-zag or follow part/periphery drive methods.

 

Way simpler than converting TT font to NX font & adding crosshatching (IMHO)

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
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Re: Text Manufacturing

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Ken_A wrote:

I would use Stefan's 2nd method.

- re-create the text as modeling text

- use extrude (or whatever) with feature curves to create faces.

- then these can be machined using planar mill/face milling/floor milling with zig-zag or follow part/periphery drive methods.

 

Way simpler than converting TT font to NX font & adding crosshatching (IMHO)


Well, if you need this only once, then I agree.

If you have to engrave with the TTF multiple times throughout the year, then I would convert TTF to NXF.

 

Steps for using converted TTF:

  1. convert TTF to NXF and add hatching using FontFactory (must be done only once)
  2. create drafting text
  3. use planar or contour text for engraving
  4. start over from step 2 for the next usage

Steps for using TTF directly:

  1. create modeling text (curve text)
  2. create 3D geometry or boundaries from the curves (must be done each time)
  3. use any operation type except planar and contour text
  4. start over at step 1 for the next usage

So if you convert the font you do this just once, but geometry or boundaries must be created each time anew..

 

The problem with curve text is that it happens to have self-intersections, which are really bad.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
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Re: Text Manufacturing

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Anyone interested in direct support of curve text (modeling text) for engraving through planar and contour text should ask GTAC to be added to ER#1954298.

 

The more customers are interested in this, the earlier it will get available.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.0, FBM, MRL 3.1.4 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 10.1
Development: VB.NET, Tcl/Tk    Testing: NX12.0

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