Dots text and other shapes

Is there any way to make text from dots automatically? I don’t want to cut whole letters in paper, just make holes. I would like to be able to apply it to other shapes.

Automatically? No. There are a couple ways you could do it though:

  • One would be to use the Boolean tools to intersect the letters and the dots, keeping the overlap.

  • Another would be to use Edit > “Select contained shapes” to select all the dots within a letter outline and move them to a new layer.

  • A third would be to use a program like Halftoner ( to convert an image of the text to a DXF of the dots.

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