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Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

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Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

Postby No Class » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:11 pm

I am hoping someone can help me with a something I am struggling with. I have a complex shape (attached) that I am trying to make a layered sign from. I would like to have a uniform "border" around the outside of 2 inches. With a standard oval or rectangle or any other standard shape it is relatively easy. This shape however when scaled up or down doesn't leave a uniform "border" around the perimeter. Short of moving each node individually in the areas that are not cooperating I am stumped. This is not the first time I have run into this problem. Ironically it is not allowing me to attach a .CDL file so I have created an online cutpath and attached it as a .dxf

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

Postby Gamelord » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:46 pm

IF you are using Corel Draw or Inkscape, you would want to use the Contour tool. This will do what you want. This topic may help.
http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=14750
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Re: Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

Postby No Class » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:06 pm

Thanks Gamelord. I was hoping Torchmate CAD had a function to do that. Maybe its time to invest in Corel Draw.

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Re: Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

Postby No Class » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:55 pm

Well I think I have a solution. I went and created another tool in my tool library and set the tool diameter at 2.5" When I create male tool path it shows a perfect contour around the perimeter. I am going to try it out tomorrow.

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Re: Stretching / Duplicating a complex shape

Postby jakedog » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:27 pm

messge me, there is a simple way to that in torchmate


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