Dover CD EPS Files

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mjpusa
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Dover CD EPS Files

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Dover eps files

Is there a reason that V-CARVE will not open eps files from the Dover cd?



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Tony Mac
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Post by Tony Mac »

Hi Jerry,

The Dover Clipart files are based on image data - dots of pixels that have been saved as eps files, but do not include the vector lines, arcs & curves. VCW requires the vector outlines to calculate precise toolpaths.

For more information take a look at the topic that has been running in the Tips & Tricks section of the forum,

http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73

Hope this helps,

Tony

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Post by Swoody »

Tony,
Wanted to let you and others know the "Deskengrave" program is great stuff for font conversion. Especially when text can be created on an arc. Just beware that the dxf utility does not play well when you try to import into Autocad, whether its release 14 or there newest version of 2006. It loses the header info so you must use another cad program to bring it into first and save it out as a dxf version which now you can import into Autocad. I found a free one called "Cadstd Lite". Sorry I didn't get the web site info but using your browser you can find the download area and download it for free. I've used Autocad since release 10 starting in 1991 and they have always retained their independence.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.............

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Post by Tony Mac »

It's worth mentioning that the Text entry and editing tools in Inkscape are very good and give you most of the standard alignment and formatting options. Any True Type Font can be used and it appears to have options to fit text onto any path - circles, ovals, open lines and curves etc.

Simply layout your design and text and Save as EPS and it loads directly into VCW


You can download the installation this FREE program from,

http://www.inkscape.org

You have the option to download the zip file or the install .exe (I used the .exe)

It's worth noting that Inkscape includes very good image to vector tracing and has been discussed in the Tips & Tricks section of the forum - http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73

Hope this helps,

Tony

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