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Vector42
25.04.2018, 06:35
Does anyone know of a stencil font made of single lines - such as might be cut out with a 2mm routing bit.   I want a simple font and only those characters with "islands" need to be in stencil format.   My Autocad Lite is old - '97 so need them in shx format.

philippe JOSEPH
25.04.2018, 09:41

Hello vector42, this may be good for you :I have "drawn" in lines only SIMPLEX text style to draw 3D letters, numbers, etc...See the file : ABCD.dwg in the CAD/BIM Library here in the site.As it's in AutoCAD 2010, eventually ask for a "save as" towards... And also :

Vector42
25.04.2018, 10:14
Thanks for that.   OK, I have the text exploded and I will work on it some more.

philippe JOSEPH
25.04.2018, 11:22

Hello again Vector42, did you use my file or/and the old topic of Nate143 ?

Vector42
25.04.2018, 23:20
I couldn't use the file because my Autocad Lite is '97 and won't accept the newer format.   I did use Nate143's procedure for exploding text and am currently working on that.   I was hoping that someone would know of a stencil font that was made with simple line characters that could be cut with a small router bit rather than the ones that are intended for making stencils.   I simply want to cut lettering right through in plastic sheet and don't want the centres of the "O" and "A" etc to fall out.Does your file just use simple lines ?   And could you upload a version in '97 or perhaps a DXF please.Cheers,Chris

philippe JOSEPH
26.04.2018, 07:52


Hello vector42, I have done the DXF file to lower it to R12 but I can't load it here ( invalid format ).Please send me an e-mail address to send it to you.

Vector42
26.04.2018, 11:31
Send to Photu.mosh@gmail.com