What's happening to my "O's"?

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etxbkst
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What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by etxbkst » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:26 pm

I am not sure what's going on here, but take a look at how MakerCAM calculates paths for the O's. I'm trying to do a pocket operation.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:43 pm

I suspect it's an issue w/ how thefont is put together --- probably the winding (path direction) isn't correct --- try correcting / changing that.

Let us know the name of the font you're using and post the SVG file.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by etxbkst » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:51 pm

WillAdams wrote:I suspect it's an issue w/ how thefont is put together --- probably the winding (path direction) isn't correct --- try correcting / changing that.

Let us know the name of the font you're using and post the SVG file.
You're right about the font. I just used Arial Black and I get an ok O when calculating paths. The font on the jacked up file is Belizio Bold. One more question... What is the difference between the blue and the green toolpaths?

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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by etxbkst » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Also, I tried to upload the SVG, and I get an error saying that extension isn't allowed.

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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by bjbsquared » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:58 pm

Blue are Arc's and green is straight. They have different G code commands.

Also if your arcs look green your gcode file might be reaaaaaaly big.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:58 pm

add .txt to the filename.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by etxbkst » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:12 pm

WillAdams wrote:add .txt to the filename.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 pm

Font Bureau is a good foundry so the problem would seem to be excessive deconstruction --- the second file has filled in counters --- fix that in Inkscape by selecting everything and choosing Path | Combine.
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Re: What's happening to my "O's"?

Post by WillAdams » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:22 pm

Added a note about this sort of thing on the wiki:
please note that MakerCAM only imports the first path in register at the origin, successive paths are scattered about the canvas. If elements are out of place, combine them into a single path (in InkScape this is done by selecting the paths and choosing Path | Combine).
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