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10 Mar 2013 22:58 #31182 by Dan Falck
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I haven't tried this one myself, but have been watching a thread about it on another forum and the users seem to like it:

home.comcast.net/~sskroch/Fengrave/fengrave.html

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11 Mar 2013 16:15 #31207 by Rick G
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That looks neat, I will have to look into it.

Rick G

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14 May 2013 17:39 #34060 by SvenH
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Have used it for quite some time, really good and Scorch keeps on developing!

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18 Jul 2013 06:24 #36753 by Customize IT
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I have downloaded this software to try out.

Where is the setting for the z axis hieght??? Or thickness of work piece????

The manual and videos do not show where to set!!!

I have also downloaded a Jpeg to bitmap converter so I can carve with this program all my Jpeg 2D images.

It does well to convert my black and white 2D images and the price is right!!!!

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26 Jul 2013 01:51 #37041 by SvenH
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Safe z is a variable that you can set in the output file at around line 60 or so.

Material height is zero, engraving depth is a variable as well, v-carve depth results from the diameter and angle of the bit, combined with the width of the line being cut.

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26 Jul 2013 08:47 - 26 Jul 2013 09:15 #37049 by Customize IT
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Thanks for the response.

I was having problems with program because my machine had no negative Z. I changed values in My Mill program in Axis and Linux to allow movement into negative Z.

The cutting path and depth in program are all off zero position in Z. It is not like other programs where these position can be set off of work piece height. I have worked my way around this.

I have made 5 signs with this program so far and is easy for a laymen like me to operate. Make sure to make lines as solid as possible. I use paint to do this it helps speed the calculation process up for the F-engrave program.

This sign is 7.5in X 13in. The largest made so far has been 16in X 35in.






Here is the original raster image stolen from web . Then text was added in windows paint. I removed some of the excess from image and filled voids from that process. Then saved jpeg file as a bitmap file in paint. Then opened in F-engrave. F-engrave converted it to vectors and then produced the G-code for it.

Last edit: 26 Jul 2013 09:15 by Customize IT.

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