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Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:05 am
by ETCWeld
I was given this image from my program advisor to see if I could cut it for her.
I'm not sure who made it for her, but she scanned it and sent it to me in a pdf.
I finally managed to get it into my torchmate software, I used the scan tool trace option and cleaned up the drawing quite a bit, but I can't manage to get the bottom of the paws and the back leg to join the rest of the fox. With that said, these aren't the dxf's, because I couldn't figure out how to share that. I actually had a different dxf of a fox and I made the sign to see if she liked it, but I would love to know what i was doing wrong.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g45/EasyKill_2006/Hoys%20Image.png

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g45/EasyKill_2006/fox%20hoy%20ss.png

Turns out I can't even post a regular img. Photobuck wouldn't let me paste the img so I'll have to figure this part out to. I will try again. Any pointers or help will be appreciated. I'll try to post better later today after I get some sleep.

Thanks in advance,
Ray

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:47 pm
by rdj357
Low resolution - that would be a file to hand trace and recreate the text. You're not doing anything wrong except auto trace just doesn't always work. At the very least you'd have to use a raster editing program to draw in the parts that are much lighter and clean up the noise.

Here's a video I made that might help get you going in the right direction: https://youtu.be/xEzVGRxDw88

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:35 am
by ETCWeld
Thank you. I appreciate the help and the video. I'm trying to do another now and I think I'm running into the same problem with it too.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 am
by rdj357
Post it here if you want and someone may take a stab at it.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:19 pm
by ETCWeld
Okay, I've tried for hours to do this myself, but I just can't seem to get the gray banner to show up when I trace it. I have a couple in my class, she's having a grill made for her husbands truck for valentines day. She wanted to include a banner like this one. I actually found a 3rd ranger battalion in dxf, but when I tried to edit it, the lettering looked awful. I tried to clean this one up it up in the only photo editor I have on my school laptop. I tried to download some programs that were recommended in other threads and the one rdj357 used in his demo video, but I do not have admin privileges so I can't.

If there's anyway I could get some help I would really appreciate it. If he wasn't a vet, I would be a lot less likely to work with the deadline, but he is so I thought I would ask.

Thank you in advance,
Ray

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm
by ETCWeld
I think I might have gotten it...

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:09 pm
by dmedeiros250
ranger.dxf
here you go, probably needs some clean up.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:06 pm
by ETCWeld
I spoke to soon. I got it to turn the gray lines white, but when I load it into the torchmate software it wont trace it.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:32 pm
by ETCWeld
dmedeiros250 wrote:
ranger.dxf
here you go, probably needs some clean up.


Awesome! Thank You so much!! I will post a picture when its done.

I would love to know what i was doing wrong or what it took to fix it, but I don't want to push my luck...
Thanks Agian!!!!

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:56 pm
by ETCWeld
I don't want to seem ungrateful, but I can't open the file. It looks my computer up every time. I went to other dxf files thinking it might be the program, but it opened them all fine. Any suggestions?

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 am
by steel 35
Try this.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 pm
by ETCWeld
steel 35 wrote:Try this.


That worked great!!
Thank you very much. I really appreciate all the help. Now if i can just figure my table problems out.
Image

Thanks again!

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am
by steel 35
Looks like you need to scale it up.
My machine would not cut it as is either. I didn't follow it through and check that the paths would fit and could not tell you how to with your software, sorry!
Make it bigger should cut.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 pm
by icmplasma85
This is cut ready around 16". Be careful if you scale it down, it may not cut the same.

Re: Help Wanted with drawing

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:32 pm
by ETCWeld
sorry, I didn't see you had posted this. I appreciate it. I was able to edit the drawing steel 35 did for me and it cut pretty good once I finally got my plasma fixed. I cut my first project from plan, draw, cut with no issues earlier this week and I did another today. I spent hours watching videos on youtube only to find John Harmon - Cold Creek Works video on Torchmate CAD/CAM: Curving text. After it, I was done in 30 minutes. I really appreciate how willing everyone is to help, I hope to one day be able to be proficient enough to help pay it forward in the future