A. Introductory remark
Study the possibilities of KOSY first
Make some basic samples before trying bigger work
Do not expect mathematical/technical/physical marvels
If you have ideas what we ought to develop, please tell us
It does not make sense to mill resp. engrave a shadowy character, like Harlow here. At best it can be fragmented and re-edited
B. What is sure to fail
We are starting with two examples that cannot and need not be done by our system out of logical reasons. This is to warn you to expect too much and to make you sensitive for what is possible and not.
A character which becomes narrower at its ends (serif), like Times New Roman here can be milled out completely only if you choose a tool diameter which is much smaller than the narrowest part..
D. Editing functions
Milling the characters out of solid material, as a rule with contour correction outside. You get single "tangible" characters.
Emptying the inner space with the help of the function Pocket under Correction others/Pocket or under Technology. You get deep spaces for signs of all kind.
Making embossed characters via the technology-function Inverse-milling. You get special effects of design or, together with mirroring and outer contour correction, a stamp.
Inside: The shape of the character remains as a "hole", e.g. for inlay work. When milling through, the shape and the island come off. Taping it on a plate etc. can prevent this
Outside: The shape remains as a whole e.g. for big individual letters. When milling through, the shape and the island come off. Taping it on a plate etc. can prevent this.
Pocket: The inner area of the shape is milled out, e.g. for any signs of 2-layer-material. The machining often takes a long time but you can use fonts of any kind and size.
Bitte beachten Sie dabei:
Die Zeichen bestehen nicht aus geschlossenen Polygonzügen, sie müssen also innerhalb von nccad mit Korrektur sonstige/Kontur-Verfolgung/Verdünnung u.Ä.m. nachgearbeitet werden.
Die Funktion Tasche kann nicht angewendet werden, Inseln werden nicht behandelt.
The fonts do not consist of closed polygons, so they have to be re-edited by Correction others/Follow contour-/thin out contour within nccad.
The function pocket can not be used, islands are not possible.
Choose the ICON TRUE/ Engravingtext, make a frame and enter the letter "a".
Format the "a" as follows: 72 Pt, bold, italics and leave the editor. The "a" appears as an Outline-character in the drawing area.
Click at the ICON Correction others/Free pocket hole and choose: parallel to contur, tool diameter= 3mm, overlapping factor = 50 %. Confirm by OK.
Click at the construction point of your text frame and wait.
Enlargen the text area so that you can better view the lines to mill. You see the milling contours as "preview" in the drawing area.
With the ICON Undo you delete the milling contours again.
Please make your own experiments with other settings from step 3, e.g. take a smaller tool diameter and study the difference between "parallel to contour" and "parallel to angle".
When you want to do the milling you find the same settings under Technology. There however, you'll get no "preview" in the drawing but only in the graphical simulation.
a faster computer (smile please)
use of single line fonts
use of simple fonts without serif (tails, narrowings) and thicker mill