Jump to content
tootall72610

making letters

Recommended Posts

tootall72610

I use autocad 2008 and I need to know how to make perfect letters of the alphabet. Is there a program I can get to make them so they can be cut out on my waterjet? I need something so I can make the letters wide as needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fuccaro

Draw the text in AutoCAD. Go to the Text style dialog and change the font, the width factor and the obliquing angle. When it looks good, explode the text and work a litle bit on the resulted geometry -you will get polylines, just ready to be cut by CNC machines.

Search the forum for "exploding texts" -you will find a lot of entries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chulse

Funny, I was just playing with this yesterday working with our logo...

We ended up making text in Adobe Illustrator, converting to outlines, then exporting it to a DWG. When in AutoCAD the outlines were splines. Worked a treat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hugh_Compton

Just as an additional note, to explode the text use the Express Tools

 

---------------------------------------

3D AutoCAD Pipework – http://www.HerculeDesign.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NaeKid
I use autocad 2008 and I need to know how to make perfect letters of the alphabet. Is there a program I can get to make them so they can be cut out on my waterjet? I need something so I can make the letters wide as needed.

 

I use outside programs to do the sign-lettering that is cut on our CNC machines. I have used the export-to-dxf option from PlasmaCAM and Adobe Photoshop and then clean-up the .dxf files in AutoCAD before exporting to the CNC machines. You could possibly also use programs originally designed for vinyl-cutters (artistic) like the products from ArborImage ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lee Mac
Just as an additional note, to explode the text use the Express Tools

 

 

---------------------------------------

3D AutoCAD Pipework – http://www.HerculeDesign.com

 

Perhaps this also provides some useful info:

http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1080

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JONTHEPOPE

Shape Files Can Create Custom Letters

If You Have The Time Accuracy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×