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: 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.
Release Notes: This release enables use of non-English characters, adds g-code generation for cleaning islands and adjacent areas of v-carvings, and adds an arc fitting to g-code output. A couple of GUI bugs introduced in 0.8 have been fixed.
Release Notes: This release includes interface updates for working with image (DXF or PBM) files and adds post processing logic to reduce rapid move distance and frequency. Additional changes include a fix to allow importing some DXF files and miscellaneous user interface changes.
Release Notes: This release includes speed improvements to the v-carving algorithm (up to 20 times faster) and eliminates the issue of F-Engrave appearing to freeze during v-carve calculations. Also included is a v-carve calculation status (percent complete, time remaining, and total time) and a "Stop Calculation" button to terminate v-carve calculation without exiting the F-Engrave.