I have a Torchmate 2 system I bought earlier this year. The software that came with it does not seem to have text arching capability. Am I missing something, or do you have to buy some other software to be able to arc your text around a circle or oval? If so, is there any free or inexpensive programs that you can buy to use?
Thanks in advance!
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
Inkscape has some useful tools for decorative plasma cutting including the wraping of text and tools to weld and trim overlapping objects. Being able to import a wide range of vector formats (like the clipart in the Mega Collections at www.vectorart.com) is nice. The auto-trace (bitmap to vector) is as good as any.
Cheap: CorelDraw X4 off ebay. Needs DXFTool for exporting DXF format.