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Insert text on a path

Postby Searchman » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:23 pm

I am using version 3.11 Plasmacam software. I need help to put text on a path, like a rectangle or square. The text would need to extend outside of the border of the object and stay attached when cut. Thanks

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Re: Insert text on a path

Postby PlasmaMac » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 pm

If you upgrade to plasmacams designedge, something like this can be accomplished in about 3 seconds, no joke. There are a hundreds of other features that make the upgrade to designedge totally worth while as well.

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Re: Insert text on a path

Postby Joe Jones » Tue May 16, 2017 10:58 am

I know it stings to think about plunking down some $5,000.00 for the DesignEdge software with the three main upgrades, Advanced Design Software, Advanced Machine Control and Advanced Height Control, but when you bite the bullet and do it, you will not regret it. The software is just FUN to use, and EASY too.

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Re: Insert text on a path

Postby tnbndr » Wed May 17, 2017 5:18 am

What you want can be done with a lot of the free CAD software programs and then exported as dxf and imported into Plasmacam.
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Re: Insert text on a path

Postby Joe Jones » Wed May 17, 2017 8:42 am

That is true. Even Google SketchUp can be used to make DXF files that can be imported into DesignEdge. Inkscape can make DXF files, as well as Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD and others. Draftsight also works.

I don't know that they work AS WELL as DesignEdge or create files AS EASY as DesignEdge, or function in the same way. There is also the issue of learning another software program, but the price of the DesignEdge upgrades serves as great motivation to seek workable alternatives!

There are APPS you can get for your iPad that will also create DXF files that can be imported into DesignEdge. 53 Paper is one of them. Concepts is another one. There are many other drawing programs for the iPad and iPhone that will work.

PlasmaCam is very proud of their DesignEdge software, and I disagree with their a la carte method of selling upgrades, but I don't own the company so ... I DO find DesignEdge extremely easy to learn and use.

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