Jump to content

Recommended Posts

When I use the add tool to merge scripty text, it is adding the fill to the center of the letters as well.  This is causing a problem for me when i use these files for my laser cutter.  Does anyone know how to remedy this and keep it from happening.  I have attached a photo of what I need it to look like...and what is happening after I convert the text to curves and add them together.  Thanks so much for your help!  Just so you know...the top is just text.  The bottom hello in this has been converted to curves and then the curves have been added together with the add tool.  Can you see how the middle of the e has fill as well as a portion of the o?

 

Screen Shot 2020-04-07 at 1.59.53 PM.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You’re welcome.

Just out of interest, do you know if your laser cutter cuts the same way, or differently, with the two different fill modes?
I can understand that you would want to see the correct thing on-screen before you do the cutting but I am curious as to whether it matters to the cutter. You mention that it is causing a problem but I couldn’t tell from what you wrote what the problem is.

Also, have you tried using the Outline View Mode for this sort of thing? If so, is it useful?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GarryP

I use the glowforge.  If I am doing a cut with the glowforge, the fill doesn’t matter because it actually uses the stroke for cut lines. But if I want to engrave, it does make a difference because it reads the fill for that.  When it engraved and the center of the letters are filled, it engraves it just like you see it on the screen. Does that make sense?

i really appreciate your help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the extra info’.
I don’t do any cutting or engraving so I was curious, but I can understand that the fill area might be important in many cases.
I didn’t know about the glowforge machines before you mentioned them. Very impressive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.