Single line drawing.



  • In the text draw option, you can type and edit the fonts.
    if you download the fonts you will find the fonts in this area.
    I am yet to confirm if the font selected is the font that will be written on the paper.
    Will confirm once done with picture.


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @franzie8912 T2Laser is WYSIWYG, so using a single line font will display and output exactly as shown on screen.



  • @Zax I tried this on the elekscam software for eleksdraw.
    However the font showed on the display and on the status view. But the font on the paper is same even if the fonts are changed.
    how is the T2 to be setup in order to draw single line with various fonts.


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @franzie8912 With T2Laser if you use a single line font you get a single line output. Keep in mind most fonts, even single line actually have double lines (one path on top of the other) due to the font format (open lines are not allowed). This means it will draw over the same path twice but it's still a single line. You can also use Hershey font in Inkscape and import the DXF, then it's a true single line.



  • Single line vectorized drawing is no problem with LaserGrbl . This is done by the option 'centerline' . You can see this in following sample (printing time 6 min ) . !0_1580643290799_Geisha.jpg


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Heulalius That wasn't the question, he asked for single line fonts which do not exist except as a special application like I described.



  • Are you sure ? Read the heading .


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Heulalius Yes because if you read the posts I already explained how to get single line drawings, that's simple in T2Laser. He then asked about fonts and although you can use single line fonts because of the way the format was created it does not allow open polylines so they always have to be closed meaning an identical path back over itself which isn't technically a double line but it is double power when engraving with a laser.



  • Ok, I see, that you've written . that T2Laser has a centerline function , perhaps it's interesting for the forum users , that LaserRGBL has same functionionality . If you want to promote your product ( which is ok ) , you should make a comparison between these softwares and explain , what are the the advantages of T2Laser . I myself use LaserRGBL until now, because it fullfills my needs and seems to be more simple to use ( this was my impression , when trying out T2L ) .


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Heulalius You can see all the features of T2Laser on my website, it supports homing, 3-axis CNC, rotary axis and much more.



  • @Zax appreciate all the help youve provided. I been trying my best to follow along with everything being mentioned regarding single line drawings, but im still experiencing some difficulty and was hoping you can assist . First let me explain what im trying to achieve with T2laser/Eleksdraw - i have very old letters im trying to recopy...ive scanned these in both PDF format and JPG/PNGs ...i then took them into InkScape..traced them to completely remove the backgrounds and tried to import the DXF files into T2Laser (however i get the error no supported entities found, unblock and convert to segment). For the PDF approach i followed everything you mentioned in another thread regarding installion of the converter Convert2DxfCmd. This seems to have worked but once again i get the same Segment issue with the PDF i am choosing..

    Im not sure if im overlooking or complicating this..when in reality all i want to do is take the image or pdf of the letter and simply trace it line for line..The Cam software i had did not let me do this and would only outline. Is there a specific area with in T2Laser that i must find to turn on single line drawings? As of now i can have the image but its doing little by little almost like point by point instead of single line letter writing.

    Sorry for writing a book!


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Emerge If you e-mail the DXF and Inkscape SVG to me I will see why it isn't working and provide a solution.

    T2Laser supports single line fonts, although due to the way fonts work (they must be closed) you will notice it traces over the lines twice (but you still get a single line, just darker). You can get true single line fonts using Inkscape and outputting the DXF.

    T2Laser also supports single line tracing (only on 64-bit systems), which attempts to find the center.



  • @Zax where is an email i can send you attachments? i tried the website "contact" section but i dont see the ability to place attachements into the form.


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Emerge My email address is on my website and in my profile here, support at t2laser.org



  • @Zax sent you everything including the dxf,svg,pdf, and sample jpg. Appreciate the help!


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Emerge When you trace them it should generate paths, delete the image so only the path is left and export that as DXF. I checked what you send me and there were no paths, the DXF is therefore empty (as it's a vector format). You can confirm this by loading it back to Inkscape. I sent you an example of T2Laser centerline trace results which are pretty close so maybe that's good enough and it's a one click method.



  • @Zax ok so i found the centerline options within T2Laser but when i generated the gcode after selecting the adjustments you made..it still showing it as outlined..i did exactly what you did in inkscape..i imported the image..traced it/pathed and saved then only imported the vectors in DXF. Not sure what im missing here or why its coming in as outlined unless theres an option in T2Laser or inkscape i am missing. (I emailed you over a picture of what im seeing on my end after importing into T2laser)


  • Developer of T2Laser Software

    @Emerge The centerline trace in T2Laser is used on your image, you just load the image and click it. The result is a single line trace exactly like I sent you, I did nothing else, just clipped the image from your PDF as it was cleaner (less background noise). I didn't use Inkscape or a DXF format, just the image and clicked the centerline trace option with sharp enabled.


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