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jon_bondy
I'm a bit confuse as to which write.scad I'm using (I expect it is the
one that is bundled with the most recent release), but my main question
is how to use different fonts with write().  I want to cut letters out
of a sheet, and the zero character in the default font does not have any
connectors between the outside and inside of the character, so the
inside will fall out.  I'm looking for a font set that has a diagonal or
horizontal slash in it, so that I can retain the center oval.

Thanks

Jon


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Re: fonts in write.scad

cbernhardt
The version of write.scad that I have uses by default the letters as defined
in "letters.dxf".
Below is a picture of some of the text that "letters.dxf" produces.
I do not quite understand what you mean by " the zero character in the
default font does not have any connectors between the outside and inside of
the character, so the inside will fall out."
What about the other letters like 6, 8, 9, O, P, Q etc. that have inside
cutouts?
Is this the font that you are using?
Can you show me exactly what you need?
<http://forum.openscad.org/file/t1309/letters.jpg>





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Re: fonts in write.scad

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https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any font on your
system.



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nophead
I think a font where the insides won't fall out is known as a stencil font.

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https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
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Re: fonts in write.scad

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Super!  Now all I need to do is to find a stencil font for Windows!

:)

On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, MichaelAtOz wrote:

> https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
> That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any font on your
> system.
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Re: fonts in write.scad

Leea
I wanted to make a stencil so I download a few stencil fonts.
My problem was I wanted it to be thin enough to be flexible and with a
very small font, less than 4mm. Things stick very well to my bed, too
well. So when I removed it most of the small connectors in the letters
that make it a stencil broke. I tried the biggest boldest font I could
and still had an issue. It actually isn't too bad, you can read most of
it, just not good enough. I haven't figured out how to make what I want.
Either it has to be too big or too rigid. I might try printing on
painters tape or something.

Lee

On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, jon wrote:

> Super! Now all I need to do is to find a stencil font for Windows!
>
> :)
>
> On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, MichaelAtOz wrote:
>> https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
>> That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any font
>> on your
>> system.
>>
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Re: fonts in write.scad

tjhowse
You could try using a razor blade to release the print from the glass. I've found that a spray of isopropyl alcohol on a cooled-down glass bed works well for helping things to release.

On Fri, 2 Aug 2019 at 11:51, Lee A <[hidden email]> wrote:
I wanted to make a stencil so I download a few stencil fonts.
My problem was I wanted it to be thin enough to be flexible and with a
very small font, less than 4mm. Things stick very well to my bed, too
well. So when I removed it most of the small connectors in the letters
that make it a stencil broke. I tried the biggest boldest font I could
and still had an issue. It actually isn't too bad, you can read most of
it, just not good enough. I haven't figured out how to make what I want.
Either it has to be too big or too rigid. I might try printing on
painters tape or something.

Lee

On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, jon wrote:
> Super! Now all I need to do is to find a stencil font for Windows!
>
> :)
>
> On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, MichaelAtOz wrote:
>> https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
>> That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any font
>> on your
>> system.
>>
>>
>>
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Re: fonts in write.scad

RobWLakes
My PLA just auto snaps off untreated glass, due to different contraction rates. I just have to be patient and let it properly cool. I print at 190/65. Preheating to working temp for 5-10 mins to get it totally "ready to go" also helps adhesion. Initial z-gap is the most critical parameter. Scrape clean glass with a box knife blade, and degrease with Iso-propyl alcohol.

Cheers, RobW

On 2 August 2019 3:56:25 pm AEST, tjhowse <[hidden email]> wrote:
You could try using a razor blade to release the print from the glass. I've found that a spray of isopropyl alcohol on a cooled-down glass bed works well for helping things to release.

On Fri, 2 Aug 2019 at 11:51, Lee A <[hidden email]> wrote:
I wanted to make a stencil so I download a few stencil fonts.
My problem was I wanted it to be thin enough to be flexible and with a
very small font, less than 4mm. Things stick very well to my bed, too
well. So when I removed it most of the small connectors in the letters
that make it a stencil broke. I tried the biggest boldest font I could
and still had an issue. It actually isn't too bad, you can read most of
it, just not good enough. I haven't figured out how to make what I want.
Either it has to be too big or too rigid. I might try printing on
painters tape or something.

Lee

On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, jon wrote:
> Super! Now all I need to do is to find a stencil font for Windows!
>
> :)
>
> On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, MichaelAtOz wrote:
>> https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
>> That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any font
>> on your
>> system.
>>
>>
>>
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Re: fonts in write.scad

jon_bondy
I use hair spray on glass with the bed heated to about 60 during
printing.  I then allow the bed to cool to room temperature and then put
it in the freezer.  The temperature differential is usually enough to
get the parts to separate without touching them.

Jon

On 8/2/2019 3:18 AM, Rob Ward wrote:
> My PLA just auto snaps off untreated glass, due to different
> contraction rates. I just have to be patient and let it properly cool.
> I print at 190/65. Preheating to working temp for 5-10 mins to get it
> totally "ready to go" also helps adhesion. Initial z-gap is the most
> critical parameter. Scrape clean glass with a box knife blade, and
> degrease with Iso-propyl alcohol.
>
> Cheers, RobW
>

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Re: fonts in write.scad

Leea
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I have an Ender 3 so I don't have a glass bed. I have some sort of semi
flexible, textured plate. Things stick really well. Maybe I will try the
freezer.

Lee

On 8/2/2019 12:56 AM, tjhowse wrote:

> You could try using a razor blade to release the print from the glass.
> I've found that a spray of isopropyl alcohol on a cooled-down glass
> bed works well for helping things to release.
>
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2019 at 11:51, Lee A <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     I wanted to make a stencil so I download a few stencil fonts.
>     My problem was I wanted it to be thin enough to be flexible and
>     with a
>     very small font, less than 4mm. Things stick very well to my bed, too
>     well. So when I removed it most of the small connectors in the
>     letters
>     that make it a stencil broke. I tried the biggest boldest font I
>     could
>     and still had an issue. It actually isn't too bad, you can read
>     most of
>     it, just not good enough. I haven't figured out how to make what I
>     want.
>     Either it has to be too big or too rigid. I might try printing on
>     painters tape or something.
>
>     Lee
>
>     On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, jon wrote:
>     > Super! Now all I need to do is to find a stencil font for Windows!
>     >
>     > :)
>     >
>     > On 8/1/2019 7:36 PM, MichaelAtOz wrote:
>     >> https://github.com/brodykenrick/text_on_OpenSCAD
>     >> That is an updated write, which uses text() so you can use any
>     font
>     >> on your
>     >> system.
>     >>
>     >>
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>     above.
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