How does one get a 120 degree drag bit to fill in the font like it was solid? I have search fonts that are solid but have failed to find one.
Here is so-so example of what I’m looking for:
Instead of this (I know it is not the same font, I stole the pic above as an example )
and this is the font I’m using for now
The drag bit outlines the letters and I don’t want this. Does anyone have an example of a font that would work for this?
Is this as clear as mud now??
Thanks in advance for any help on this.
It won’t matter much what font you are using, the problem is what kind of toolpath is generated, as you said a contour toolpath won’t work.
You could just select the letters and use a pocketing toolpath with very small stepover, that would fill the letters, as discussed in this thread for example:
However, since CC’s pocketing toolpaths generates spiral movements, the result with a diamond drag big may or may not look nice. This is certainly the simplest approach, so worth a try anyway.
An alternative approach is to use CC’s “texture” toolpaths and play with the parameters to get the desired finish, this is briefly discussed in that other thread:
@Julien Thanks for the info and sorry for not getting back sooner.
I will go and check out the links you provided and see what I can come up with.
Again thanks for your time on this!
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