Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

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Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

Postby ybnormal » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:09 am

Oh Wise Gurus!

I need to create single line vectors, "Not closed outline vectors" from a Jpeg file , I want to emulate hand engraving on soft metal. I don't need depth, I intend on using a drag bit to engrave the metal. I just can't figure out how to create the single line vectors without hand copying each and every line. The trace bitmap function outlines each line with a closed vector. Is there a gadget or some function to convert the lines to vectors? The example image is attached.

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Re: Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

Postby highpockets » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:25 am

Something like this?

I bit traced the image then used Quick Engraving toolpath, Diamond drag, Fill with Offset.

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Re: Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

Postby Adrian » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:32 am

https://online.rapidresizer.com/tracer.php will do centreline tracing of an image which you can then save and import.
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Re: Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

Postby dhellew2 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:46 am

If you have Corel Draw it also has a center line trace... save as .dxf
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Re: Help, Need to create single line vectors from Jpeg

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