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Postby David Tolley » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Hi

Can you do inlays with cut 2D pro?
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Re: inlay

Postby potzmannwoodshop » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:38 pm

David Tolley wrote:Hi

Can you do inlays with cut 2D pro?


Sure, it wont have all the featured of V carve or aspire, but it can be done.
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Re: inlay

Postby Adrian » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:53 am

Depends what type of inlay you mean. Normal flat inlays are no problem but you can't do the vinlay process as Cut2D doesn't have the necessary toolpaths.
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Re: inlay

Postby ger21 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:28 pm

David Tolley wrote:Hi

Can you do inlays with cut 2D pro?


What they are saying, is yes, you can , but there is no built in inlay tool. So you'll need to create the pocket and inlay manually.
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Re: inlay

Postby BDM » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm

ger21 wrote:
David Tolley wrote:Hi

Can you do inlays with cut 2D pro?


What they are saying, is yes, you can , but there is no built in inlay tool. So you'll need to create the pocket and inlay manually.


Not according to Vectric and my own experience:

Auto-Inlay Toolpaths
The Auto-Inlay toolpath options calculate profile cut-out and pocketing toolpaths for parts that need to be assembled to make inlays and inserts.

Automatic cutter radius compensation on corner regions to ensure male shapes will fit into female pockets or cavities
Allowance option to ensure a sufficient 'gap' is created to allow parts to fit together
4 different Inlay options that are designed to make machining inlays very simple and straightforward (straight, stepped, pocket and hole)
Ideal toolpath option for sign makers, woodworkers, plastic and solid surface fabricators who need to cut parts that fit closely together
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Re: inlay

Postby Adrian » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:44 pm

The cutter radius compensation can be done by using the offset tool with the tool radius and the allowance option is present on the profile and pocket toolpaths in Cut2D. The variations on the inlays can be done with other vector adjustments.

The one type of inlay that is impossible as far as I know is the vinlay type as that relies on vcarving which Cut2D can't do.
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Re: inlay

Postby ger21 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Sorry, my mistake.

Cut2D has a lot more features than it used to. :D
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Re: inlay

Postby Adrian » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 pm

Still catching me out now as you can see from my replies. :oops:

Wish they'd stop adding more features to the programs, it's getting harder to keep up with more brain cells I lose! :lol:
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Re: inlay

Postby David Tolley » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:15 pm

MAny Thanks for the reply guys - I may just get the upgrade to V carve
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