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More on Vector fonts in CK19

More on Vector fonts in CK19

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thread578-369185: vector fonts in CK19

"I am using cadkey 19, and exporting to DXF for laser cutting. The drawings have 2 layers, one for the parts, one for text. The laser cutter does not recognize the CADKEY 19 text because it is not a vector font. Is this true? Can CK19 produce a vector font? Is there an add-in?"

I realize this thread is over a half a year old, but I just stumbled upon this forum.

One what to get the laser cutter to recognize the font it to "burst" (Edit/Entities/Burst) the text before exporting to dxf. (BTW, this works in the latest releases of KeyCreator also.) This basically turns the font into a "drawing" of the text. Breaking it down into simple lines & arcs.

What I do is create all the text in the same, unique color. Then, when I do the burst, I just choose 'All Dsp/By Type' and pick the color that I used for the text. Be aware, however, that to get the font down to it's simplest form you have to do the burst twice. I don't know why, but the first time only seems to break it halfway down.

RE: More on Vector fonts in CK19

I am running CK19 and do NOT have the "burst" option. Where is it? I dont have it from the main "file" menu or the edit menu...cannot find this function.

RE: More on Vector fonts in CK19

(OP)
It's been years since I've used Cadkey 19. But I know there was a "burst" tool there. I used it often. They did moved some of the commands, in the newer versions, so I'm not sure this is where it's at in Cadkey 19, but try looking under "Edit/Entities/Burst".

If you don't find it there, you'll probably have to try tech-support. Though I don't know that they'll help with such an old version. Support@Kubotek3D.com

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