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Text milling TCPv14
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* April 14, 2010, 06:07:56 AM
Hi there, I have done lots of text milling but I have been trying to engrave text using "text along a curve" but I cant select the text. I wasnt sure if there was a problem with the drawing I was using so tried a new drawing with just the text on a curve but couldnt select text still. Is it possible to use text on a curve for engraving or am I using the wrong tool. Thanks Grant


April 14, 2010, 06:25:18 AM
TurboCAD/CAM cannot mill text along a curve as actual text. What you can do is explode the text once, then delete the rectangular polyline behind the each text character. Next you will have to create a seperate tool pathe for each letter. This is the only way this will work. I have put in to have this functionality added in the beta testers forum. I can only hope that it happens.

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* April 14, 2010, 10:43:44 AM
Thats great, thanks for your very swift help. Grant