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    I am new to 3D Modeling. I have had my carvewright for a couple of years and have only dabbled with it. I have been a graphic artist since the early 1990s. I am also a full time law enforcement officer. I have drawn my department's badge with my graphics software. I have the badge in a vector format and can convert the file using the AIConvert utility. I need help turning this badge into a carving that I can use on plaques and other projects. I am looking for someone that can convert this badge into a pattern. I am having a very difficult time transitioning from the flat world of sign graphics into the 3D world. I have attach a .jpg image of the file. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Click image for larger version. 

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    Do you have the DXF importer? If so you can carve this as vectors.

    What version of designer are you using?
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    I'm using version 2.007. I do not have the DXF importer. The AIConvert utility that I use converts Adobe Illustrator files into .mpc files. I can bring the badge into designer, but I am having a rough time figuring out carve regions and the proper depth for all of the elements of the badge.

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    Here it is in DXF format. I do not know what other add ons you have so I did not use the puffing tool to give it any shape. If just using the carve region tool it takes a lot of practice and trial and error to make it work as a pattern.
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    Thanks. I do have the puffing tool. I have the following add ons: * Basic* Pattern Editor (Probe) * Centerline * Conforming Vectors * Advanced 3D * Keyhole. I have been playing with this off and on for over a year. Thanks a million!!!
    Do you think it would look better with some puffing for the balls on the tip of the points? Also, what would be the best bit to use for this carving?

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    For the vectors I would use the 60* bit as it is a finer point. If you do use the puffing tool for any of the areas like the balls that would make the areas a carve region and they would need to be carved with the tapered carving bit, 1/16".
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    Hi kajunaviator, don’t mean to butt in, I’m Perry B from New Iberia, we are just about 3 hours away from each other,
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    Thanks Perry. I will reach out to you.

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