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Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:55 pm
by angelosart
I am trying to use the plate production function to make wooden name tags in a vertical orientation. But when I click apply the oval profiles remain vertical but the names switch to a horizontal orientation. Is there a way to have the names remain in a vertical position??

Re: Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:29 pm
by highpockets
Use one of the fonts with an "@" symbol prefix.

Re: Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:00 pm
by angelosart
The "text within a box" fonts do not include ones with "@" prefix. When I tried it with the regular text function the name does not center itself within the oval profile I created.

Re: Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 pm
by highpockets
Please post a picture or two of what you're trying to do....

Re: Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:25 am
by highpockets
OK, I created a Plate Production job and I see the issue. The problem is VCP and Aspire create TTF text horizontal and ignore any previous formatting (like fit to curve or rotation).

If you have to have vertical orientation for the job, the work around might be to create the Plate horizontal then once created select everything and rotate it 90 degrees.

Whoops! forgot to mention you'll have to recalculate your tool paths.

Re: Vertical Name tags

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:46 am
by angelosart
Thanks, that worked. I should have thought of that one.