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Old 01-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Localwoodworkfl Localwoodworkfl is offline
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Default A little VCarve Pro help please?

I am designing a sign in VCarve Pro and I kinda got it to do what it looks like i want it to do but I know when i go to cut this Base, the concave dip in the middle won't be milled correctly. The problem is that I have the "Swept Profile" cutting the wrong way and I can't figure out how to control which way I want it to cut. Right now it is cutting front to back in the Y direction. I want it to sweep across the X direction so that way my inner edges are sharp and the cuts are long and clean. I hope this makes sense. LOL
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

I can provide the file if need be.
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:05 PM
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There is a button in the toolpathing that will let you change from raster in y to raster in x.
You could also make that shape with a flutting toolpath.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:47 AM
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Use the fluting toolpath as Kyle suggests. Draw a straight line the length of your pocket. Mirror that line and move it like 70% width of the bit you're using up from the original line (this will make your start point on the opposite end so it doesn't have to go all the way back to the other side to start again). Highlight those lines and create an array however many lines it takes to fill in the original area of the pocket, OR, just copy and paste until you get enough lines. Click on fluting toolpath and adjust the settings to get the dip depth you want.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:05 PM
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There is a button in the toolpathing that will let you change from raster in y to raster in x.
You could also make that shape with a flutting toolpath.
I will give it a try tonight. Thank you.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:06 PM
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Use the fluting toolpath as Kyle suggests. Draw a straight line the length of your pocket. Mirror that line and move it like 70% width of the bit you're using up from the original line (this will make your start point on the opposite end so it doesn't have to go all the way back to the other side to start again). Highlight those lines and create an array however many lines it takes to fill in the original area of the pocket, OR, just copy and paste until you get enough lines. Click on fluting toolpath and adjust the settings to get the dip depth you want.
Thanks I will also give your suggestions a try as well tonight and let you know how it went. 👍
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