milling a ring with a word

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milling a ring with a word

Post by martindiamonds » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 am

Im sure this is simple but I am trying to mill a ring with the word "breathe" and everytime I mill it the word comes out backwards.
What am I doing wrong?
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Post by ToddMichael » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:33 am


I am not sure of the reason, but you create the design in 3dEngrave, then mirror the design, then re raise, and export the DXF.

Because it flips it going from 3Dengrave to Modela. Trust me it works, also remember if you doing a design that has a specific direction that is needs to go in, right hand, left hand ect.

I delivered a custom two tone band, that was supposed to be an exact match to her wedding band they bought. I forgot to mirror the design, before exporting the dxf, milled, casted, set a ton of stones, delivered. Then was told it the design was an exact opposite of hers. Then redid the band for him again at my expense.


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