Always wants to cut flat bottom

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Always wants to cut flat bottom

Postby truman » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:23 am

I was trying to just carve a plain sign without the flat bottom feature and I un checked the box for flat carving but it still always wants to cut a flat bottom even with the v bit? is there a way to turn that off?
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Postby Paco » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:13 am

Sure is. Post screen shots so we can see what's going on... have you recalculate the toolpath once unchecked the option?
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Postby truman » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:32 am

I am just using this sample so you can see
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Postby kevinl » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:12 am

Doesnt look like a flat bottom. Is this the result your looking for?
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Postby truman » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:06 am

this was a bad example I realize that now I will make up an example tomorrow and repost.
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Re: Always wants to cut flat bottom

Postby CRFultz » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:20 am

truman wrote:I was trying to just carve a plain sign without the flat bottom feature and I un checked the box for flat carving but it still always wants to cut a flat bottom even with the v bit? is there a way to turn that off?


It sounds like you want to Profile cut with a v bit
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Postby truman » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:52 pm

so you are saying that if I just want to cut the letters I would just choose profile? would that automatically adjust for line thickness and everything else?
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Postby CRFultz » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:24 pm

truman wrote:so you are saying that if I just want to cut the letters I would just choose profile? would that automatically adjust for line thickness and everything else?


A profile will cut on; inside; or outside.....It just depends upon what you are looking for.
If you wish to engrave the letters then a profile will be the right choice.
If you wish to cut the letters out then the same thing applys...but cut completely thru.

There are so many ways to skin a cat when it comes to VCarving....

V Carving is for enclosed regions......but profile cuts on the other hand...it doesn't matter...it will cut what you want.

Hope this helps ya out

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Postby truman » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:57 pm

yes that helps alot thank you

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