Navigator for the engraving of ready-made nameplate. The nameplate input operates for easier orientation with a graphic original in the background. The program enables the simple arrangement of the text on existing nameplates.
Nameplates, which are to be inscribed, can be digitalised using the scanner and laid in the background for simple orientation. In the text input the original is used as a formula and the text is entered simply in the fields provided. With this, the calibration of the individual text fields is dispensed with. The engraving can be controlled directly.
The nameplate input takes place one after the other in the following work groups:
The graphic of a nameplate which is to be inscribed can be imported and laid in the background. Suitable graphic formats are PCX, BMP, gif and jpg or JPEG. For import without problem we recommend images in .jpg or .JPEG format. These images can be imported as grey shade or coloured pictures in the correct dimensions. The formats PCX, BMP and gif are suitable here for 8 Bit grey shade images only. In addition, the gif format does not transfer the correct resolution and dimensions. Here, the correct dimensions must be entered manually.
A graphic background can also be determined using the aid Graphic background.
Image representation can be selected using Graphic background.
Indication take over work limits from background: with YES the work limits are placed on the image dimensions. With this, the subsequent input of the work limits is dispensed with.
The image presentation can also be set using the aid Graphic background . Set background. Nameplates can also be set without background. For this case, however, you must take the measurements of the positions of the text fields in the plate and input into the text.
Set the dimensions of the nameplate. The zero point for graphics is bottom left. The work limits can also be determined using the function Layout . Limits.
For the milling you always require a milling tool (cutter). Simple incised engravings, such as the engraving on nameplates, takes place in a graphic layer (the actLayer) using an assigned layer tool. First, select the layer in which the inscription is to be created. After this, define the layer tool. A simple engraving tool can also be selected from a list of parameters using Type and adjusted as required.
The inputs can also take place using the aid Selection ActLayer and the function Extras . tool input.
The input of subsidiary lines is optional. Subsidiary lines are helpful if lines and/or contours are to be entered in the nameplate. The subsequent text input starts on existing subsidiary lines. They thus save the laborious arrangement of the individual texts.
Subsidiary lines can, for example, be entered using Draw . SubsidiaryLine.
Enter the text using parameter in the text field provided. Each text field can also receive a serial number. Texts can also be entered using the function Text . edit line.
Using milling data control the engraving is drawn using the input tool and can thus be easily controlled. This function require a correctly entered tool. Without tool input only the cutter centre line is drawn..
Export the input engraving to the milling machine.
Milling data can also be exported using the function File . direct mill or according to the arranged export path using the aid direct mill auto.
Display program help for this Navigator.
End the Navigator to the auxiliary lines.
Nameplates can also be entered manually without Background graphics and without this Navigator. All functions are also selectable from the menu.
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