# Split Text in Half

Would like to make a sign like this one.
Is there an easy way to split the MOM text in half.

Can you explain more? Usually, that would be done in a multi-level format where the full name â€śsitsâ€ť on top of â€śMOMâ€ť using some boolean features.

Hereâ€™s one way.

Create a rectangle thatâ€™s really thin, like 0.001 height

Select the text, then the rectangle, and subtract

Group the top half, and the bottom half

Then move the top half up, or arrange them however you need to

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Convert the text to paths, draw a rectangle over it, then use the Trim Vectors tool.

This is pretty easily done.

First, set up the stock:

Then set the Background:

Set the text:

Then Convert to Curves:

Draw a rectangle:

Select everything

and use the Trim Vectors tool:

to remove all the geometry which is not wanted:

OK

Then use the â€śJoin Vectorsâ€ť command to close things:

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Thanks everyone. Iâ€™ll try these ideas out

You can do it all in one step, using Boolean Subtract.

Edit: Using V7. V6 works differently.

Select text and Rectangle, hit Boolean Subtract:

Orange indicates parts that will be removed. You can switch A-B to B-A if needed.

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It worksâ€¦ Perfect. Thanks

I think your right. The layered sign would be the better way to go and look much better. Just one question. Is there any way to keep the cut on the top layer from going over all the deeper areas already cut out on the lower layer. The only way I could think of was to put a box around the text on the upper layer and then do a pocket cut instead of using the larger pocket cut used for the bottom layer. Seems like that would eliminate a lot of the air cutting. Hereâ€™s the file iâ€™m working with if anyone has any ideas

Layer Mom Sign - Jennifer.c2d (516 KB)

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If you design things so that they are laid out as you describe we can work up a step-by-step for how to do it if you have difficulty setting up the geometry and toolpaths.

Will, what do you mean by â€śConvert the test to paths, draw a rectangle over it, then use the Trim Vectors tool.â€ť? I assume you mean TEXT and not TEST. But I cannot find that function in Carbide Create Build 743.

Yes, text, not test.

See the balance of the post.

The Trim Vectors function is available when suitable geometry is selected â€” see the step-by-step instructions in the balance of the post above.

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