How to create a template for a clock dial

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How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby RichardF » Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 pm

I'd like to vcarve a clock dial but have no success in placing the 12 numbers in 30 degrees steps correct.
I drew a circle and copied 12 lines around the center to have the correct angle but with the ' wrap text around a curve' tool I have no success.

Any ideas out there ?

Richard
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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby Bill_L » Wed May 09, 2012 1:02 am

Richard,

Make your first line the exact distance from the center to where you want your numbers placed. Then do your copy rotate. Next choose your font and create your numbers one at a time. Lastly, select your numbers and drag them to the end of each line and they will snap and stay at that position. Now you can delete all the lines and your numbers are in place.

I hope this is what you were after. If not, give us a little more information and we'll take another crack at it.

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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby RichardF » Wed May 09, 2012 12:39 pm

Bill,
thanks for that tip :D
Great result

Richard
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Dial.jpg
Clock Dial
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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby Lameiii » Wed May 09, 2012 2:15 pm

I really like your clock face. Would you mind sharing the file?

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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby RichardF » Wed May 09, 2012 2:26 pm

No problem , Jim , here it is

Richard
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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby GaryR6 » Wed May 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Thanks for the info and data.
Tic Toc tic toc
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Re: How to create a template for a clock dial

Postby RichardF » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:54 pm

For those who like roman numerals

The font can be found here : http://www.iconian.com/a.html called achilles

Richard
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