Engraving text is a nice additional feature for all kind of woodwork or processing of thermoplastics. It is always possible to just use regular True-Type fonts for this (e.g. by importing an SVG model file from
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The upcoming release of PyCAM v0.4.1 will include support for single-line fonts (also known as stroke-based fonts) to overcome this shortcoming. Read more »