Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby LittleGreyMan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:41 pm

mtylerfl wrote:This is not a bug.


Michael, I was obviously not clear as Vectric support made the same answer.

For me, the bug is that Aspire calculates the toolpath with a 6 mm end mill and this overlapping vector.
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby sterob » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:49 pm

I had not seen/heard of this feature before.

It appears to show the problem, but one has to know what one is looking for. Nor sure I would have found it .....
I will know for next time.
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:04 pm

Yes, you do need to know how to interpret the results. The legend helps (i.e., the "0, +, =" symbols show you what each means).

Also, under the Edit Menu is the function to Select All Open Vectors. That would have identified the undesirable open perimeter vector, then you would know to take a closer look at that vector to see and eliminate the problem (delete the overlap and close the vector after that).

We pretty much have all the tools necessary to find vector problems. I guess it's a matter of getting comfortable with those tools.

One thing to keep in mind when running into "strange" toolpath issues...check the vectors. "Bad vectors" are often the root cause of any "strangeness".

Below is a link to a (long) video. Many of the features introduced in version 9 software are covered. At about the 21 minute mark, Beki demonstrates the Vector Validator feature.

https://youtu.be/T2Eg6CzBmQE
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby sterob » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:23 pm

mtylerfl wrote:One thing to keep in mind when running into "strange" toolpath issues...check the vectors. "Bad vectors" are often the root cause of any "strangeness".


Yes, I am coming to realise this more and more....lol
Its good to learn new things... :D
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:42 pm

Yes! Good to learn - it’s a constant process for all of us.

When you have time, watch that video I linked to above. Not only for the demo of the Vector Validator, but for all the other features introduced in version 9 you may find handy.
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:04 pm

Here is another (more in-depth) video about working with imported vectors and the Vector Validator Tool. Also includes good info regarding drag-n-drop vector importing (showing how your mouse cursor tip designates the center location of the vector import itself) and smoothing vectors that are comprised of "zillions" of straight lines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92wJm8a-BU
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby sterob » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks Michael. I will check it out.
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby sterob » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:20 am

I finally had a chance to cut my job out today. It came out just nice.
Thought I'd post a few pics so you can see what i was on about...lol
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Re: Cutting a step on the outside of a part.

Postby dwilli9013 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:55 pm

Nice!! and it makes so much more sense now seeing the final piece. Looks to have worked out quite well. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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