Single line lettering/writing possible?

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  1. nwaPLASMA

    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to cut lettering as just a single line instead of an outline of the letter? Basically kerf width letterring. This would be very useful for a small signature.
     
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    Matt Well-Known Member

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    You would need to find a font that matches what you are looking for, which would be a line font, or if your doing a signature you could take an image of it and import it in and vectorize it.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a "line" font? Im surprised cad would know it's a line font and not try to outline it with a tool path.
     
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    You would use an online toolpath for it
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Ah. That's the answer. Thanks! Never used anything but male tool path.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Can you import new fonts into cadlite? The install fonts window appears to be somewhat locked for looking in other folders for other fonts.
     
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    Matt Well-Known Member

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    It will be limited on what types of fonts you can install/import to it.
     
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    Larry Cameron Well-Known Member

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    Signtorch has a stick font single line font that I use often. It's cheap and easy to use.
    Online tool path !

    Larry Cameron
    RusticMetalArt
    NZ
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Would you happen to have a link?
     
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    If you have TM CAD you can use any font. All you have to do is type your word then go to the scan tools and select center line. upload_2016-2-23_13-55-34.png
    Then delete the letters and you have a line font. Select the lines and create an online tool path and your golden.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could do that. I have cadlite.
     
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    Download any true type font you want www.dafont.com is what I use then go to File tab, then install, then install fonts
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Do you have cadlite? My install fonts menu is very limited at best. I can't even change the "look in" folder. It's locked. When I click "search now" the fonts I have in a folder on my desktop are not listed.
     
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    Ya I do have Cadlite, when you do those commands then hit search now, it should pull up all the fonts on your computer, then click install now. each time you download a new one to your computer you do the same thing. it will re find all the existing and the new
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. For some reason it just doesn't work for me. The fonts I've downloaded are ttf file extensions, I've put them in a folder on my desktop and on my external hard drive (where I keep all my torchmate stuff) but when I perform the search it never sees them. Always comes up with the same 495 fonts found. I've even tried to locate the folder where all the fonts are kept so I can drop mine in manually but it appears to be deeply buried. Thanks for the replies. I'll keep messin with it.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I got it! I found another post stating the fonts have to be dropped into the C/Windows/fonts folder. After I put them there the search found and installed them. Crazy it wouldn't find them otherwise.
     
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    If you have the TM fonts, I have used the font below with success. It is Deco_ei
    20160331_115718.jpg
     
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    Download your font and throw the file in the windows font folder. Then go to install new fonts on torchmate. I have cadlite too. No issues
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I'd like to find a cursive line font.
     

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