Cnc Text Engraving Software

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Post by Dave Kearley » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:28 am
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TextMilling 5 TextMilling is used to create text signs and engravings with different fonts and appearances. The main area of application is to create NC programs (G code) for milling centers and other types of industrial machines. It was developed with the CNC industry in mind but the simple user interface also makes it suitable for hobby level. The CNC programming software for engraving allows you to program a CNC mill by producing standard g code from any windows true type fonts. Single or multiple lines of text may be entered into the program as a single layer with one font. The font, size, depth of engraving, feed rates, and origin location are all easily modified. 3) G-Simple Operating system - Windows, Linux, and Raspberry Pie. G-simple is one of the easiest CAM software available for 3 Axis machining. It extends the capability by operating with a renewed inch mode, access to a massive library of tools and materials, application of various filters for excess material removal, post-processing configuration, drilling adjustment, and text engraving.


I'm trying to create a test file for text engraving on two-layer plastic. In RDW if i create a text object it gives me outlines - i need a solid fill for scan engraving? If i create text in Illustrator and import it says 'No Data' although it clearly is there in Illustrator. If I create it in Inkscape and save as DXF it says no data? What am i doing wrong? Any ideas??
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Post by sebastien laforet » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:40 am
in rdworks, just set the color to 'scan' instead of 'cut' to engrave the text. in inkscape, text is a special object type that is NOT exported to dxf. you first have to convert the text to path (ctrl+shift+C) before exporting. be careful, the export may have some glitches on complicated fonts (especially serif ones, and this is especially ugly on small text). and after that, you still have to put the layer color on 'scan' to engrave. the best way is save as EPS format, then convert EPS to DXF, this will work with less loss of precision
it is far easier to edit text in rdworks if you have to change it regularly, in inkscape once your text is converted to path you have to delete/recreate/reconvert to path for every modification.
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Post by Dave Kearley » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:46 am
Yep that works thanks I still cannot get DXF files to import at the correct scale though, AI types work ok but not DXF, all dimensions are set to MM
Any ideas?
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Post by Roy Bartels » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 pm
In illustrator you need to convert your text to curves. Using the pointer tool select the text, then right mouse it, next select create outlines and save your text will then show up in rd works. Once you create outlines the text is not editable as text.
Use scan setting in rdworks and it will engrave it
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Previously, we have published a demo video about making our logo with CNC 3D engraving. You can do the same if you have a 2.5D CNC engraver or a 3D CNC milling machine. Here is a simple tutorial starting from CNC text engraving with Roland Dr.Engrave.

If you buy a Roland machine, you will get their CAM software and their licenses.

But some old software, including Dr.Engrave and 3D Engrave, is free to download from support.rolanddga.com. Of course, the software is designed for Roland’s machines but you can change the RML-1 file to a G code file with our free rml2gcode converter. It should be much easier than generate G code in Inkscape.

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Free Cnc Text Engraving Software

Downloading the install and update files, you can then install Dr.Engrave on your Windows PC. Launched it, you will see the layout below. The software works in 2D because that is enough for CNC engraving texts and patterns with a fixed depth of cut. It is not necessary to design in any 3D CAD software, that saving costs and efforts. So, you can put more money and power into testing different materials.

Creating a Text Tool Path

First, use Draw Text to create a text object. You can find the tool in the toolbar as shown below. Then, type a text to the canvas as you like.

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Second, use Fill to generate an engraving tool path. The material inside the text contour will be removed. The blue lines represent the generated tool path.

Third, use Print… (Ctrl+P) to export the design to be a Printer job.

To preview the machining results, click “Print as a file” in the print dialogue.

Verify the tool path

Now open Roland MODELA to simulate the cutting results.

First, use File > Open (Ctrl+O) to load the previous tool path file to the program.

Second, go to Simulation > Tool Setup… to define your cutting tool. For example, we choose a square end mill as the tool and 3 mm as the blade diameter.

Press Redo Cutting, it will simulate the results with the corresponding parameters.

Third, you can obtain different results with the same tool path by changing the tool setup. For example, we choose (V-shaped) engraving tool this time. You can input the tip size and the blade angle according to the specification of your cutters.

Bevel edges are obtained this time. You can switch to 3D simulation to better verify the 3D results.

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If you have any issues about the machine, you can visit our page FAQ for Roland Modela MDX-20 to find more solutions or leave your questions in the comment section of the FAQ page.

Cnc Text Engraving Software

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