Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

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Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby GeneMpls » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:54 pm

I have used a dedicated sign program for 15 years an have a fair proficiency in it (FlexiPro) so I do most of my designing in
that program and export .eps files to Aspire 4. When I do that and try to model the text components I get a result as pictured.
All programs use different terminology for similar functions of course and I am new to Aspire having used Vcarve for a year or
so- but I want to 'compound' the inner line with the outer lines of letters that are pierced- 'A;B;P;R- etc'. I am sure there is a
good way to do this but I am having trouble figuring it out. Thanks Gene
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Re: Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby Adrian » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:35 pm

Hard to say without seeing the actual file but it looks like you're creating a VCarve toolpath with only the outer parts of the letters selected. You need to make sure that, for example, you have the outer part of the B and the two inner parts selected when creating the toolpath.
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Re: Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby GeneMpls » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:35 pm

They were both selected- If i fiddle with it (cutting the insides out of the outsides) I can sometimes get it to work. This was modeled
using the create shape from vectors tool- it doesn't seem to recognize the inner vector? Thanks Gene
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Re: Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby Adrian » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:35 pm

Not 100% what effect you're going for. I usually don't use the create shape for letters. Looking at those letters I'd do them with a VCarve projected onto the 3D surface.

I can't tell what's going on on without seeing the actual CRV3D file, other people might be able to help more. It might be worth re-posting your question in the actual Aspire section rather than here as not many people read the Design & Carve section as it's meant for support for the Design & Carve add-ons from VectorArt3D rather than general Aspire issues.
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Re: Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby GeneMpls » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:23 pm

When I am doing prismatic letters I do do it in Vcarve with a V bit- but say I wanted soft rounded tops on the letters. That said I think
I figured out the problem. I was building a smaller file to post and imported the same text and it comes in with 2 layers of vectors...
I did not notice that last time and selected both sets of vectors and that seems to be the problem. Thanks for taking some time with
me today- this is why I bought Aspire, the great community. Gene
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Re: Losing the insides of some letters when imported.

Postby ChrisInEstes » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:45 pm

Hey, a fellow Flexi User! I've used FlexiExpert since it was CASMate. I also do my artwork in Flexi, then export as .eps to VCarvePro. On occasion, I have the same problem you're having. It's usually been 2 vectors stacked on top of each other. Once in a while, for some reason, the export to .eps then import to VCP creates an open vector. So, check for open or stacked vectors on the inside parts.

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