Joining straight line vectors

This forum is for general discussion regarding VCarve Pro

Joining straight line vectors

Postby blacktrain » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:20 am

Greetings: I am trying to make a snow measuring stick. The stick is 48" tall and 2.5" wide. I want to cut a groove across the stick at 1" intervals, to represent the inch marks. I can't seem to create a tool path to do this because the lines need to be connected as a closed vector. I am using V-carve pro. I am new at this so please forgive me. I appreciate your help as always. Thank you...
blacktrain
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:59 am
Model of CNC Machine: Laguna Swift 4x4

Re: Joining straight line vectors

Postby FixitMike » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:24 am

Use the profile toolpath on single lines. Profile ON your lines. If you are using a V bit, you can calculate the depth needed for the width desired, draw it up within VCarve, or machine varying depth samples in a piece of scrap until you get the look you wish.

Or you can draw thin rectangles (say 3/32 x 2") and use the VCarve toolpath.

If you want the marks to go all the way across the stick, make the vectors longer than the stick is wide so the cut starts and ends off of the stick.
Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
User avatar
FixitMike
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:21 am
Location: Renton, WA USA
Model of CNC Machine: Shark Pro Plus (modified)

Re: Joining straight line vectors

Postby blacktrain » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:04 am

Took your advice and it worked great. Thank you I sincerely appreciate your help...
blacktrain
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:59 am
Model of CNC Machine: Laguna Swift 4x4


Return to VCarve - General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 31 guests