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We are creating an exhibition stand design and would like to CNC cut out the logo in perspex. How can I create the logo so we can illustrate this on the design and visual ?



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Best way is to import the logo as an image and trace around .......you can then extrude give it textures and for the cnc export as dwg/ dxf.....any problem let me have the logo and I’ll sort it out for you ......ps exhibition designer 46 years.    

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Sorry unless some part of the logo is in a font that you have then you could type the letters and convert text to polyline....ungroup and then extrude and resize the letters to the desired size......of course you may have to trace around the logo itself.....if you have the logo as an illustrator file in outlines you could export the logo as a dwg/dxf and then import into vectorworks.     Hope this helps.   Phil

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Of course the first logo I tried this on was not a font and complex but with a little time invested it worked. thank you !


next time I will get the logo exported from illustrator...

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In VW 2019:


Import vector logo as PDF with snap to geometry selected.


Convert to group. Ungroup. Delete pixel layers.


In the background you will find the vector geometry.


Often with errors, but sometimes everything will be there.

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