Solid Toolpath View

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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Adrian » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:02 pm

Ah, that explains it. When the OP talked about female pockets and inlays I assumed it was the inlay toolpath that was being talked about not a VCarve one for a Vinlay.

Plas4U, the padlock icon definitely comes from Windows so it's there you need to look for why you're getting those icons on the files. Check the ownership to see if they're owned by SYSTEM or Administrator. Either can put the padlock icon on them.
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:28 pm

Adrian, just to be clear it is an inlay toolpath not a vcarve toolpath specifically. It is the icon for inlay under which I am attempting to tool path.

With regard to the locks I will check as you say but this only happened as a consequence of the upgrade. The lock icon and the large file size are not a feature of my version 8.5 copy. I am the only computer user and nothing other than the upgrade has taken place on this computer.

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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 am

Brian M. Any joy with this? I have downloaded latest patch but still cannot get a solid view for an INLAY tool path in Version 9.
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Adrian » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:28 am

It's been fixed for VCarve toolpaths. Could you attach a file that is showing the problem?
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:54 am

I have sent files through to Charlotte in tech support. I cannot upload files to forum as Version 9 has resized them to over 3mb (as previously posted - same file is around 800kb in version 8.5.)

It's a head scratcher but hopefully Charlotte will have an answer.

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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:32 am

Hello Adrian

Not getting all that far with this and am wondering if you would be good enough to set up an inlay tool path for the attached file to see if you can get a solid view.

Specifically I am using the INLAY tool path and asking 2 end mill cutters to create a female pocket (3mm for inner profile and 6.35mm for large area clearance). When I do this I can only get a wireframe tool path view and not a solid despite clicking on the option. I can get solid views for normal profile cuts.

In version 8.5 I was able to get a solid view for a female INLAY. I have dowloaded 9.009 patch and still no good.

I have had to delete the tool paths from the attached file as they exceed the file size upload limit.

If you could check to see if you can get a solid view that will confirm whether it is an isolated issue just affecting me or a bug.

I really appreciate your help.
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Adrian » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:19 am

I've added toolpaths which I believe are the same as yours to the attached file and the solid view is working as I would expect. Are the toolpaths correct and does it work for you?
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 am

Thanks Adrian

Your tool paths appeared as solid but when I opened my original I could only get wireframe as usual.

Based on your success I then deleted my file and drew it again from scratch, put in new tool paths and lo and behold, the solid appeared.

Don't know why buy no matter, all solved and thanks!!
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby Plas4u » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:02 am

As an aside, I had already run the job without the solid view and thankfully it turned out perfectly.

This is the first time I have used the INLAY path and am very impressed with how easy it is to use.
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Re: Solid Toolpath View

Postby gregrae » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:56 am

I had the same problem after upgrading to v9. No solid toolpath view when working with files from v8.5
I finally got it to work after doing "recalculate all toolpaths". Hope this helps.
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