Split monogram dxf file - Adding text

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CadyRidah
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Split monogram dxf file - Adding text

Post by CadyRidah » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:15 pm

I downloaded some split monogram dfx files. Can anyone tell me how to edit it and add a name to it? Also, is the editing done in Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or CAD software? I want to add a name to it so i can cut it on a plasma table. I'm currently new to all this and I'm using Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, and Fusion 360. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Re: Split monogram dfx file

Post by beefy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:26 pm

Ok so it sounds like you don't even have any software yet but want to know in a forum post how to do all that.

Inkscape is free so I suggest trying that first. Go on Youtube and start learning the basics. See if you can do a general Google search for Inkscape tutorials with "plasma" in the search. Reason for that is you are mainly interested in vectors lines, curves and nodes, for cutting purposes. You don't need tutorials on colours, shading, etc.
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Re: Split monogram dfx file

Post by CadyRidah » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:36 pm

I have inkscape, adobe illustrator, and Autodesk Fusion 360. I ok with using these programs. I just need to know how to merge the name into the split monogram which is a dfx file. If it was as svg file know how to combine the them but it seems it can't be done in inkscape as a dfx file. I'm going try to figure out how to do it in Fusion 360.

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Re: Split monogram dfx file

Post by CadyRidah » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:25 am

I just figured out how to do in it in Autodesk Fusion 360. The text had to be exploded first and then fix/unfix to change the letters from green to blue to be able to trim off the top and bottom of the name to combine both sides of the split monogram.

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Re: Split monogram dfx file

Post by plasmanewbie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:34 am

Fusion isn't the easiest for this type of work but glad you figured it out and appreciate you posting back with the solution :Like

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