Using the functions in text module one can place and edit labels on the graphics screen. The labels can be saved for a later reuse, adopted in the vector graphic or exported in various formats. You can generate labels with up to 900 lines which respectively hold up to 100 characters.
Should there still be data of the last work in the program, then save this using File . save or Save under. After this, delete all data memory using File . New.
Set your work limits in Layout . Limits to the desired label size.
Example: dimensions of X=150mm x Y=100mm.
The input of the limits is designed to be universal. I.e. the reference point of the processing (zero point) can be arranged anyway you like.
Set inputs for work limits installed.
|Export milling data.|
Check the data using the aid . You obtain a plan view of the wide milling trace. For this aid a correct input of the tool is required.
Export your milling data using File . direct mill. The first export should always take place via direct mill. All further exports can also take place via the aid direct mill Auto (Auto Export). Auto Export always uses the export path last employed.
As, currently, there is no other data in the layers, the unused layers must not be switched OFF for export. Therefore, acknowledge the window using Export. The program then opens the export menu. Here you can select an export filter. Now select DIN/ISO, the desired export filter and OK.
You can view the saved ISO data using the text editor. For this, switch back to CAD. Here, select Extras . TextEdit. Select the previously created file and open the file with OK or a double-click.
|Supplementary information for label input.|
Control characters can be employed in the test line (text effects). Text effects are always set for the current label only. If another label is loaded, then the text effects therein are also loaded. If the label is deleted using New or using Delete Text, the text effects are set to the initial status. Values for the drawing modifications can be set under Input parameter . TextEffect.
A serial number is introduced using <Alt Z> and ended. In each text line respectively only one serial number is permitted. With every export (direct mill or Export Graphic) the serial numbers are incremented or decremented by the amount given in the parameter Input parameter . TextEffect. Inc Serial Number +/-99999:.
The input of leading zeros in the serial number is allowed. An overrun of numbers (limiting value) is not checked.
Using the Windows Editor, both the external text files can be read-in and also texts can be adopted via the clipboard. If texts have been read-in via the file menu of the editor, then these must be saved for adoption in the file ‘HS05.TMP’. The file ‘HS05.TMP’ can be found in the main directory of the milling/engraving program (e.g. eSIGN2D).
The text input into the editor is dependent on the input setting Block / Line.
If ASCII/ANSI text is to be adopted from another Windows program, we recommend the following procedure:
In text lines input you can open the character selection using <F5>. By simply clicking on a character with the cursor any listed character can be selected.
The width of the space character (Space) can be set using Input parameter . TextEffect . Word separation (Space). With 100%, the separations from the character set are used. Values > 100% increase the word separation.
During the text input into the Menu edit, existing text lines can be clicked-on or new text lines can be created in free positions. If, with clicking-on, no existing text line can be found, then the cursor is set on the clicked-on position and the program waits for the input of an absolute line reference position (as with the input of the 1st text line).
Only character sets, which are listed in the dialogue box, can be selected. To select the file click-on the file name. A double click or OK starts the loading process. By clicking only once a selection of characters is shown in the graphics window.
The included sets are differentiated according to their first letter in the font name:
Only character sets which have been previously installed are listed in HZE format. The program installs the character set automatically with its first start, if the character sets have been loaded previously in the current directory (are in the program). With later modifications, such as importing a character set, deleting, status change etc., the installation has to be started by the user with Font Edit . Import Font . install HZE.
The list of character lists can be installed using installed HZE optionally according to file name or the recorded font name.
The text input is normally activated via the menu in Text . edit line. If work is carried out in a graphic, which contains both vector graphics and also text lines in the ActLayer, one can change directly into the text lines input by simultaneously clicking-on the text line and pressing the key
Using Text from file both external ASCII text files can be read-in and text can also be transferred via the clipboard. If texts have been read-in via the file menu of the editor, then these must be saved for adoption in the file ‘HS05.TMP’. The file ‘HS05.TMP’ can be found in the program directory.
Functions in text from file.
Delete text + param:
Deletes all existing text lines (text + line parameters).
Delete text lines:
Delete only the text but not the line parameters (text settings). The texts are replaced by a SPACE. With this, the text lines are retained and can again be filled with new text later.
The text lines are filled with the texts of an ASCII/ANSI file. The line parameter (i.e. the text arrangements) remain unchanged. Text line, for which no texts are available in the file, are filled using SPACE are thus retained.
An ASCII/ANSI text file is loaded and bound to the existing texts.
Available texts are shown in Windows Editor. These texts can be edited, texts can be read in, texts can be transferred from the clipboard etc. Before leaving the text editor, the texts must be saved in the file ‘HS05.TMP’.
Texts from Word, Corel or other Windows programs can be adopted in ANSI/ASCII code. Text settings such as font, dimensions, appearance cannot be adopted. We recommend the following procedure for simple text adoption:
If a new label is to be produced:
If the texts in an existing label are to be replaced:
|Series label input|
Using series label list and matrix labels can be created very economically. The following variations are possible with this module:
Text lines are created using the module, which can be modified in the text module and, as before, can be further processed.
Limits of the series label input:
Should data of the last tasks still be in the program, then save these using File . Save or Save under. After this delete all the data memory using File . New.
Set you work area in Layout . Limits to the desired material dimensions. As opposed to the simple label here the material dimensions (complete work dimensions) are entered.
Example: dimensions of X=300mm x Y=200mm.
Example zero point bottom left:
Frame x0 = 0mm
Frame y0 = 0mm
Frame x1 = 300mm
Frame y1 = 200mm
A description of the work limits can be found under Label input . Work limits (label dimensions).
Use of layer and milling tools.
The program processes layers, i.e. using various work areas. All layers are of the same value. A detailed description of the layer selection can be obtained under Label input . Use of the layer and milling tools.
|Series label input.|
Using the series label module several small labels are created on a larger plate within the (work limits).
The label input breaks down into three groups:
The text input takes place via an editor. Using series label text lines are created, which can still be modified or further processed. Input are the text lines per block specified in label data. Empty text lines are omitted on the label, alternatively, using ‘.p’ at the start of the line, it can be switched further to the next block.
The series label module always collects the data for the labels from the file SERTXT.TXT. If you open the editor this file is loaded automatically in the text editor. If texts are adopted in the editor from a file, then you must save these for the series label module in the file SERTXT.TXT. For the transfer of data choose File selection . save under [program directory ]SERTXT.TXT.
Serial numbers are added using the value set in Input parameter . TextEffect . Inc Serial Number.
With the input of label data the maximum creatable labels with are displayed using Max. label number = ..
Match the control code ‘³ ‘ and ‘%~ ‘ to the country-specific editors. Under Windows, depending on the language installed, the proposed control coded is not usable. For this case an own code can be established.
Activation of a text editor for input of the label texts. Punctual orders are possible in the text list. These orders start with a dot ‘.’ at the first position in the line. Lines with point orders are not engraved.
In the text list the following control commands are possible:
The texts are entered consecutively. So far as no block separation ‘.p’ is present, all text lines to max. block line number are adopted in one block. Empty spaces are also counted but are nor engraved. If an empty line is to be output, then this line is to be input using SPACE (‘ ‘).
A serial number can be entered into the text. The serial number is initialised and ended using the key combination (³). For text list and matrix only one serial number is permitted. The serial number is incremented with each new block (label). A serial number can be specified both formatted and unformatted.
The unformatted input is characterised through (³) possibly followed by a start number (e.g. ³1). If the start number is not indicated (e.g. only ³), then the serial number begins with ‘1‘. If further numbers follow the start number, which may not be incremented, then the serial number is limited by (³) (e.g. ³1³456).
The serial number in the series label is incremented using Input parameter . TextEffect . Inc Serial Number.
The input of leading zeros in the serial number is allowed. An overrun of numbers (limiting value) is not checked.
The character (~) is the place holder for the variable text. The variable texts follow immediately after the pre-defined frame text – for each entry one text line.
Using the Windows editor both external text files can be read-in and also texts can be taken over via the clipboard. If texts have been read-in via the file menu of the editor, then these must be saved for adoption in the file ‘SERTXT.TXT’. The file‘SERTXT.TXT’ can be found in the main directory of the program.
If ASCII/ANSI text are taken over from another Windows program, we recommend the following procedure:
Each label receives own text and, possibly, a serial number <AltGr 3> (³).
Create labels using text lists. For labels with text lists, the complete text lists for all blocks beforehand. Then the texts are taken over up to max. number of lines in the blocks. Lines not used can be switched OFF as empty spaces or blocks limited using ‘.p’. A serial number can be defined at any position and incremented using a further marking (³).
The labels receive the same text, text variables <AltGr +> (~) and serial numbers <AltGr 3> (³). For a label matrix the frame text and the variable texts are to be entered completely beforehand. A serial number (³) and/or a text variable (~) can be defined in the frame text.
|Example for a text matrix.|
Work limits (material parameters): dimensions of X=300mm x Y=200mm.
Label data for 48 labels, each 49mm x 24mm.
Display of 3 text lines in the editor.
Because the text line Frankfurter Hof is too long for the settings made, there is first a warning from the program. You can ignore the warning (tolerate overstepping) or correct the overstepping e.g. automatically.
Warning after matrix creation.
Create result from matrix.
Using the aid check the data. You obtain a plan view of the wide milling trace. For this aid a correct input of the tool is required.
Result of the milling data display.
Export your milling data using File . direct mill. The first export should always take place via direct mill. All further exports can also take place via the aid direct mill Auto . Auto Export. Auto export always uses the export path last employed.
|Series label – matrix for circular badges.|