F-Engrave generates g-code tool paths for CNC machines using CXF fonts, true type fonts (TTF), or a 2D DXF file. It can generate tool paths for engraving or v-carving text or a DXF design. The output of F-Engrave can be imported into EMC2, MACH3, or other machine controllers. F-Engrave output can be reopened by F-Engrave for later editing. F-Engrave designs can also be exported as SVG files.
|Tags||Scientific/Engineering CAM Machining DXF SVG CXF TTF gcode|
|Operating Systems||Linux Windows|
Release Notes: F-Engrave can determine which side of the loops in a DXF design need to be cut. Previously, the input needed to be formatted so that the loops in the design were clockwise or counter clockwise to determine whether the inside or outside of the loop was cut. In addition, there is a new “V-Carve Accuracy” setting. This new setting can be used to ignore small features in a design. This is especially useful for small DXF design imperfections that result in bad v-carve tool paths.
Release Notes: This release has additional command line options. It includes a new batch mode for creating g-code without the GUI.
Release Notes: This release adds the ability to use extended characters (font characters with character codes greater than 255). To enable extended characters in F-Engrave, there is a new extended characters setting in the “General Settings” window.
Release Notes: This release adds an option for b-carving or ball-carving (analogous to v-carving with a round nose tool). Options have also been added for disabling the use of g-code variables (for expanded g-code interpreter compatibility) and limiting the maximum cut depth for v-carving. The default behavior of v-carve step size has been modified to default to reasonable values when switching between unit types to ensure metric users will start with a good default step size.
Release Notes: Support for DXF polyline entity "bulges" was added. The code was modified for compatibility with Python 3 (Python 2.5 through 3.3 is supported). Stale references to the grid geometry manager were removed, fixing a compatibility issue.