I've been playing around with T2 for a bit now, and really haven't made much progress.
I've yet to get what I'd call a successful cut or engraving, but I'm sure it's just that I'm not doing it right...
My current project is trying to engrave a simple border and single letter monogram on some slate coasters for my parents.
I saw someone do something similar on here a while back and thought it would be a nice present for their anniversary.
Anyway, I've drawn up the design in Corel, but no matter what format I output to T2, I don't get anything usable.
I know DXF is best, so I started there. That only exported thin lines (it dropped the lineweights, which is expected after some thought) and didn't export the text at all, even with the option to export text as curves selected.
I went back and added contour lines in Corel instead of the think border lines, in hopes that the multiple lines would export and look like a thick line when cut. They did export that time, but for some reason everything (especially circles) looks really "wavy" for lack of a better term, and T2 doesn't see the whole image, just the top right corner, even when zoomed in/out. Maybe Corel isn't exporting correctly, but it's not giving any errors.
I tried exporting as a jpeg, which of course looks perfect, but if I engrave it as raster it looks choppy (even at 0.1mm res) and takes forever.
If I try to use the Sketch or Auto Sketch tools in T2, I get nasty wavy output (in the preview) and no fills on the text.
I'm really at a loss here. I thought this would be a simple project to help me learn the ropes of engraving, but I've hit a wall.
Anyone got any advice as to where to go from here?
I've attached the original Corel file and the exported jpeg and dxf files, if that's of any help.