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Dyn_Metalworks  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:42:53 AM(UTC)
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When I convert this text to lines, I end up with jagged lines. How do I smooth this before cutting on the cnc?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:59:33 AM(UTC)
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Hello

Try using the Arcs from curve tool in the arc toolbar
So all the entities become arcs for smooth cnc cutting.

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Jason

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:11:42 PM(UTC)
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You made this wrong.
You need for good results:
http://www.cadkas.com/downgercad4.php
http://www.cadkas.com/dxf-splines-in-arcs.php

A very old Corel Draw Version i used 1999 made also good splines from Text.... But in SharkViaCAD i cant find such a Tool.

Originally Posted by: jdi000 Go to Quoted Post

Try using the Arcs from curve tool in the arc toolbar
So all the entities become arcs for smooth cnc cutting.
Jason

What when he have no curve already?

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Dyn_Metalworks  
#4 Posted : Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:16:42 AM(UTC)
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Hello

Try using the Arcs from curve tool in the arc toolbar
So all the entities become arcs for smooth cnc cutting.

Regards
Jason



I was able to find the Simplify Curves tool which didn't work, but not the Arcs from curves. Could you tell me where it's located? Thanks
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#5 Posted : Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:53:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dyn_Metalworks Go to Quoted Post

I was able to find the Simplify Curves tool which didn't work, but not the Arcs from curves. Could you tell me where it's located? Thanks

Its in the Arcs-Section of the Toolbar.
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#6 Posted : Monday, November 29, 2021 8:28:09 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dyn_Metalworks Go to Quoted Post

I was able to find the Simplify Curves tool which didn't work, but not the Arcs from curves. Could you tell me where it's located? Thanks

Its in the Arcs-Section of the Toolbar.


Thank you for the reply, I'm using ViaCAD so it appears I don't have that tool.
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#7 Posted : Monday, November 29, 2021 10:03:24 PM(UTC)
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Do you set the text resolution to super fine before you convert to lines?
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, November 30, 2021 5:26:17 PM(UTC)
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Do you set the text resolution to super fine before you convert to lines?


Yes, I confirmed it was set to super fine.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:55:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dyn_Metalworks Go to Quoted Post
Yes, I confirmed it was set to super fine.
Did you use the right mouse button on the Text for context-menu Resolution. The Text resolution will be always down, also when your global setup is "super fine". Convertet you the Text to curves or Lines? Use just the CAD-Kas Software is my suggestion.

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#10 Posted : Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:46:47 AM(UTC)
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Speculating, don't know if this'll make a difference, but is there a difference if you scale the text up with the resolution set super fine, convert to lines, then scale back down again?
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:20:08 AM(UTC)
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I ended up using inkscape for the text then importing the dxf into VC to finish the part. I appreciate everyone's replies.
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