One Software Question


#1

I can happily catalog my collection using just about any spreadsheet if I could just find an easy way to type in a headstamp and have my computer spit out a reasonable representation of the headstamp as it exists on the case head, accurate proportions would be a plus. How do you guys draw your headstamps?


#2

I used to draw them using AutoCAD but this is really time consuming. I bought a program called Headstamp designer and this works really well, it has the feature to type on a radius so you don’t have to space it yourself. It also comes with many “pictograms” such as the , (+) Nato already drawn for you, you just import them.

Although I never learned how to use it I believe you can use Corel Draw as well. I also understand that CartWin has a headstamp drawing program but have not seen this.


#3

Yes, CartWin does a great job on headstamps, but for $1400+ (950 Euros) it should.

Tell us more about the Headstamp Desighner program. Where do you get it? How much does it cost?


#4

mselect.free.fr/index_en.htm

headstampdesigner.free.fr/


#5

Headstamp Designer for 50 Euros ($77.48) seems like a good program for the money. JP, thanks for the link.

Does that price include shipment of the CD to the US or is it available by download?


#6

Good question, contacted the administrator: mselect@free.fr He speaks English him, not as me!
p-j


#7

Thank you Will and Pierre-Jean for pointing me in the direction of Headstamo Designer.

Ron: I followed the links and Paypal-ed the 50 Euros. I recieved an email a bit later from the author, stating that he was a bit surprised to recieve 50 Euro out of the blue, but that it would be another 2.35 Euro to cover Paypal fees. As soon as I surrendered the remaining Euros, he emailed a reply that he would burn a CD and have it travelling in my direction asap. I will keep you updated when the software arrives.