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Postby Makingtoothpicks » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:54 pm

I am trying to create a vector that will allow a 1/4 bit to do a profile cutout.
There is a place where the vector meets a curve meets a square. This intersection
needs to have a small curve so the bit will fit. Poor explanation but I have some
screen shots.I need the area with the highlight circles to make a smooth transition
for the 1/4 bit to follow.

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Re: Help Please

Postby Rcnewcomb » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:57 pm

Select the vector
Offset OUTWARD by 1/2 the bit diameter
Offset INWARD by the full bit diameter
Offset OUTWARD by 1/2 the bit diameter
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Re: Help Please

Postby mtylerfl » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Or just use the fillet tool. I would enter the radius as slightly larger than 0.125”. Maybe 0.126”

More likely, I wouldn’t bother at all about putting in a rounded corner. The bit will cut the outer Profile just fine without one.
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Re: Help Please

Postby Samson » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 pm

I agree with Michael about the bit making the radius. If you want a 1/4" radius and use a 1/4" bit, it will cut the radius without doing anything, since the bit can't cut an inside corner.

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