I previously was using the texture tool patch to create back ground texture. When I first purchased my machine, I immediately started making signs for customers and never had a moment to sit down and learn more about the software. I have included some of the signs Ive made out of HDU and one pic shows a close up of the texture I was using before.
The only issue with using that texture tool path to create the background is that it would take hours to cut!
Thank you for shedding light on how to use that vector create feature for background. This will save me a good amount of time and it looks very nice. I have included a picture of a sign I am about to make for a friend that incorporates the steps that you provided!
When I went to use the "boundary offset" when selecting the vector pattern as my cut, it was greyed out and wouldn't allow me to do that. I will dig a little deeper. I am sure there is a way to accomplish this task.
Those are indeed very nice. Good use of color too. The texture technique that I used still took a while. I think it took about an hour to run on a 2'x4' section but it definitely could be worse. If I can ever get past the amazement factor, I'll be able to do other things while it's working....I can't keep from watching it and admiring it doing the work at the moment ;-)
It is the texture Toolpaths. It can sometimes take 3 hours to complete depending on size of the sign. If I am filling my machine with a 2x4 piece then will at least take 3 hours. I have made a few signs that have required glue up between pieces and total cut time for background was 8 hours.