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control the thickness of the model

Postby trparker » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:55 am

I purchased the scroll model #50355U off the Vector 3D art site
is there a way to control the thickness
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Re: control the thickness of the model

Postby jam1962 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:34 am

The answer is yes. What program are you using?
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Re: control the thickness of the model

Postby trparker » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:14 pm

working with a model scroll from Vector Art 3D in Machinist 3d
and then put over into Vcarve pro
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Re: control the thickness of the model

Postby tmerrill » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:21 pm

In Step 2 you would adjust the X and Y dimensions to what you want. It is recommended you always leave the box checked to Link Width and Height or else you will distort the model.

Once you have X and Y set, be sure the box circled below is unchecked and then enter the model thickness you want. Click Apply at the bottom of the form and you should see the Preview update. Then continue on with the other settings.

You should spend some time with the Help Document found by clicking Help>Help Contents from the main menu. This will help answer these questions for you. There are also tutorial videos on the VectorArt 3D website that will help:

http://www.vectorart3d.com/machinist_fr ... videos.htm

Notice that one of the videos outlines the steps to bring the toolpaths into VCarve Pro.

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Re: control the thickness of the model

Postby trparker » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:54 pm

thanks, appreciate you pointing this out more clearly....
and thanks for the link and tutorial reminder
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