Text Welding

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Text Welding

Post by ampuck2 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:08 pm

First time post here.
I am trying to add text to a home decor sign that I purchased from Etsy. I'm using the DXF version of the file and select connect path after I import the sign image. I am trying to put a last name in the center of the graphic but I've tried welding both with just regular text and then after I turn the text into a graphic. IT WILL NOT MERGE WITH THE DXF! I made sure that the font was overlapping on the top and bottom portions of the letters. I am very new to Torchmate CAD but am about to pull my hair out trying to get this to work. I added the picture of what the sign looks like and an example of a finished sign for reference. ANY help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Text Welding

Post by djreiswig » Thu May 13, 2021 7:49 pm

Not familiar with Torchmate cad, but in my cad program you have to explode the text into arcs & lines or polylines to be able to join it to other entities. Graphics or text are on a different layer.
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Re: Text Welding

Post by jmersereau » Thu May 13, 2021 9:02 pm

Here is the info I think you need...

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Re: Text Welding

Post by AREA » Fri May 14, 2021 9:34 am

Helpful video Jim, thank you for digging that up!

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Re: Text Welding

Post by ampuck2 » Fri May 14, 2021 1:36 pm

That was the first tutorial that I watch. But when I try to weld the text to my DXF file it still leaves the overlapping portion of the letters with a red outline.

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Re: Text Welding

Post by ampuck2 » Fri May 14, 2021 2:55 pm

I took a small video but I can't attach the file type to the thread. I did attach a picture of what's happening. The steps I took to get this were:
1- Import File
2- Select al pieces of DFX and Xor weld.
3- Select all and connect path
4- Add text and resize it. Center it with the graphic.
5- Basic weld
This is my result after the basic weld.

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