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"Writing" with AxiDraw

edited September 2016 in AxiDraw

I'd like to know how AxiDraw can "write", rather than make shapes of the texr.

Please see this video

How can I make my AxiDraw do the same?

Whatever fonts I use, it makes the outline shapes of the text, and does not do what's shown in the video i.e. write with single strokes.



  • edited September 2016
    That video shows a few different things. The word "AxiDraw" is spelled out with a regular font, which consists of an outline that the machine follows, if you do watch the video closely. As it says in the manual, "All standard fonts are outline fonts [...]. This means that when you do convert it to a path, it produces a hollow outline that your pen can follow." This is normal and correct behavior. 

     The other text is written in single-stroke text (not regular fonts), specially designed for use with plotters. Again, as it says in the manual, you can use the Hershey Text utility to create single stroke text, and additional single-stroke fonts (of various types) are described in the URL given there,
  • Thank you so much. This clear up alot. I have tried the Hershey Text extension and it works perfectly.
    Now I need to figure out how to download and use other single-stroke fonts.

    Thank again
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