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Old 06-24-2012, 10:44 AM
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I understand how Aspire wraps g-code around a cylinder, but how do you create a toolpath for a tapered cylinder to cut on the recoil? I have the 3d relief created but just can't seem to get to the next step.

Ok, I think I've figured it out now. Thanks for guiding me back to the tutorials. Sometimes we have so much in our heads that we forget the simple stuff!

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Charlie

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:21 PM
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I use the 2 rail sweep to create the shape. The tutorial covers this except for leaving the tenons on the ends.

I create the shape completely and then cut the lower half to leave just the profile and that is used for the 2 rail sweep. I still have to experiment with the tenons at times to keep from cutting the part off completely on the finish pass.

Also you have to use the wrapping setup gadget before anything else to get it to work.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:17 PM
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Thanks Russ,

I have created the model with 2 rail sweep and created the toolpath, but it doesn't wrap all the way around the cylinder...only half way. I'm not sure what I'm missing. Will you list the steps for me?
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:27 PM
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I understand how Aspire wraps g-code around a cylinder, but how do you create a toolpath for a tapered cylinder to cut on the recoil? I have the 3d relief created but just can't seem to get to the next step.

Thanks,

Charlie
Charlies,

Check out these tutorial videos http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectr..._tutorials.htm if you have question post again.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 AM
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Thanks Mick, I finally got it.
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