Single Line/Stroke Fonts (for cnc engraving)??

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Single Line/Stroke Fonts (for cnc engraving)??

Postby timj » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:01 pm

Hi,

I've done a bit of research into this and wasn't able to find an answer. I use sketchup mainly for CNC 2.5D machining and do a bit of engraving as well. Are there any single stroke/line fonts available for sketchup (similar to the ones in the attached photo)?

onelinefont2.jpg


I realize that I can create a toolpath that in offset inside of the block fonts but they vary in weight and thickness and this has been quite challenging so far.

I'd appreciate any help you could offer.

Thanks,
Tim
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Re: Single Line/Stroke Fonts (for cnc engraving)??

Postby TIG » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:35 pm

I supply a (c)-free version of the stick CAD font 'txt' with Slicer 5 - used to engrave references as 3d text when CNC exporting as DXF in Pro...
http://sketchucation.com/forums/downloa ... p?id=81087
There are other free ttf stick-fonts if you search the Internet...
But all of these ttf 'sticks' when used as 3d text will have 'strokes' that are actually two close lines - meaning double the cuts for every stroke - with the second hardly cutting away anything.
To minimize he cutter-movements per character I have made other CNC tools where I've created the characters A-Z, 0-9, - and . as separate 1" 2d components - with single-stroke stick characters [much like simplified 'txt'], which are kept in a subfolder with the toolset and loaded / inserted as the desired references too... Simply done with a bit of parsing of the string-references, and limiting those to /[A-Z0-9.-]/
Incidentally, having these made as a 1" square allows easy scaling to a given size [combined with the placement] when the the add_instance transformation is applied...
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Re: Single Line/Stroke Fonts (for cnc engraving)??

Postby timj » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:17 pm

Thanks so much for the response! This is exactly what I needed!

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