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MarcusJ

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Filled text with BCL? (OPEN)
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:21:56 PM »
Is there a simple way to do a filled-text etch with BCL?  99% of my use is cutting, for which BCL is great, but I've been asked to do a couple of signs. 
I've used the add text to put in a few part numbers and things, but it only does outline (unless I'm missing something?).
Should I just create an image of the text I want to burn, and then treat it as a B&W or grayscale engraving?
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Re: Filled text with BCL?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 08:33:21 PM »
Hi Marcus,

BCL does not do Text Fill. For a non-engraving, the burn time would be very long.

So, yes, your best bet would be to treat the 'text' as an image and do an engraving of it.
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Re: Filled text with BCL? (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 08:02:14 AM »
Thanks Ralph,
I'm not sure where the option is to fill text.  I'm using 3.1h, and whether I start a new drawing, or add text to an existing one, I get this dialog when I select either "Edit Text" or "Text Settings".

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Re: Filled text with BCL? (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 08:35:08 AM »
Sorry I made a typo Marcus. BCL does not do Text Fill.

You have to use your CAD program to create an image of the text you want. Then load it into BCL as an image and laser the image. This means you will have to also create a laser tool for burning an image on your specific wood and go through the laser tool image calibration process (you do this only one time). Then you can burn the image.

Let me know if you need more help.
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Re: Filled text with BCL? (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 10:27:07 AM »
Thanks Ralph, I was pretty sure there wasn't an option there.
I've done some engraving, so I know the drill.  :D