Having Problems using V-carve

(Tony Leone) #1

Can Someone please look at the attached file and tell me what I am doing wrong. I am trying to use V-carve for the sign and not all the letters are coming through during the simulation.


Tony LeoneSun Dogs.c2d (12.7 KB)

(William Adams) #2

What typeface are you using?

I believe the problem is that it is poorly constructed, with incorrect winding — Carbide Create expects paths which have been made using the PostScript fill rule of left-hand toward fill, so first path is counter-clockwise, inner path is clockwise, alternate for any further paths.

You can fix this by setting the type in a tool which will convert type to paths and fixing the direction of the paths of the problem letters — let us know which drawing tool you choose to use and we can look up how to do this (Adobe Illustrator requires a script which is one of the things which I hate about it).

You might be able to fix it by unioning the type with another path which will convert it into a polyline.

(Tony Leone) #3


I used the Bella Donna - Regular font in Carbide Create. Should I have created it Inkscape 1st? and done something to the font to correct the path? This is my 1st jump into this and not sure what to do.



(William Adams) #4

Three ways to fix this:

  • use a properly built font (or contact the font vendor and have them fix it)
  • convert the font to a polyline in Carbide Create by unioning or subtracting it from something with Boolean operation
  • set the type in Inkscape, convert the type to a path there (Path | Object to Path) then select the problem letters and do Path | Reverse

Then save as an SVG, import into Carbide Create and assign toolpaths there.