I did a search and found some helpful things, but in trying to translate some things from Inkscape and AI instructions to Affinity Designer… it’s not proving very successful, so far. Sure could use some help.

I know how to allow for kerf to inlay/press fit with acrylic using a couple of geometric shapes, but now I’m trying to figure out how to do the same with text. After reading several posts, I get the basic idea and can do it, but here’s the problem; just working with shapes, I can add .008" to the piece to be inlaid, but text is in points, not inches. Is there any way to figure that conversion out?

I copied/pasted my text (already a text path), then thickened it up first by .5 pt., then by 1 pt. etc…but those are certainly just wild guesses. And, I have not yet tried cutting any of them out yet, so it **might** work that way, but I’m thinking it will be futile. Is there some kind of formula to convert points to inches?

Or…are there any AD experts that can suggest a different way to do this?