Part 25 – Node Editing Text

This article accompanies the twenty-fifth video in a series on my YouTube channel. If you’re not subscribed to my channel, here’s a link. Come on by and check it out. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

In this 25th video of the series, I’ll talk about converting text to curves and editing it in Node Editing mode before v-carving it.

I’ve received several questions about modifying text lately, and most of it concerning how to modify a font in Node Editing mode. I’ll show you how to convert the text to curves, edit it in Node Editing mode, then calculate toolpaths. We’ll also do a little bit of node editing on a rectangle to create a rustic appearance for our Profile Cutout toolpath.

I’m sorry, but the file used to demonstrate in this video is not available.

FOR THE ABSOLUTE CNC BEGINNER

Don’t stress over any of this. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You CAN learn this. You CAN do this. It’s not always super easy, but it’s never really super difficult, either. Just like anything else you want to do, there is no replacement for experience – and the only way to get that experience is to practice. Get into your CAD/CAM software, and learn it. Draw in it. Calculate toolpaths. Generate g-code. You don’t’ have to cut anything with it – it’s more important that you learn how to use the software than it is to start making chips.

That’s enough out of me. Below is a link to the 25th video in the series that’s geared toward the absolute Vectric software beginner.

I use Aspire version 9.517 in this video, but all of the information in the video applies to VCarve (both the Desktop and the Pro versions,) and Aspire software.

As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to comment! If you don’t wish to make a public comment, click this Contact Us link, and submit it to me privately. I read ALL of the messages I get through my website, and I answer as many as humanly possible – unless you’re a spambot. Spambots get blocked – so there.

Remember, beginners – relax, take your time, and enjoy the process. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You can do this. I’m living proof.

SUMMING UP

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http://www.vectric.com/

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Until next time, take care and have fun!

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