F-Engrave 1.50 has been released and is now available on the F-Engrave page. Here are a few of the highlights from this release:
- Modified helper program (ttf2cxf_stream) and F-Engrave interaction with it to better control the line segment approximation of arcs.
- Added straight cutter support (cutter will follow design inside or outside of lines)
- Added option to create prismatic cuts (inverse of v-carve). This option opens the possibility of making v-carve inlays.
- Added option for radius format g-code arcs when arc fitting. This will help compatibility with g-code interpreters that are missing support for center format arcs. (I think GRBL will accept the radius format arcs)
One of the most exciting new things you can do with F-Engrave now is v-carve inlays. Below is a video I put together showing the process of making an inlay with F-Engrave.
Here is an example of an inlay that i made during testing of the new features. The eagle is a slightly modified version of an eagle I found on WikiMedia.
Here are the parts before gluing them together to form the inlay.