3D Cutout

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3D Cutout

Postby GervRich » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:02 pm

Hello All,

I am very green to the CNC world and only been using VCP for the last 2 weeks. My questions is how can I take a eagle 3D model that I have and make it raised on the material instead of having it below the material. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 3D Cutout

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Create a pocket that is the same depth as your eagle model is thick.

Place the eagle model in the pocket and it will be raised above the surrounding pocket floor.
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Re: 3D Cutout

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 pm

Made a 3.5 minute video of the process for you. here is the link:

https://www.screencast.com/t/lL4pN7FUOnB

(Note: I mistakenly narrated that I used a .125" BN for the pocket. Actually, I had a .125" EM for the pocket and a .125" BN for the Finish Pass for this quick-n-dirty example.)
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Re: 3D Cutout

Postby GervRich » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:32 am

Thank You so much. This amazes me how willing and helpful people are on here. Thank You for taking the time to make a video.

If you don't mind me asking, what is the boundary offset and why would that be adjusted? Would it be adjusted based of the bit that i am using.

Thanks
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Re: 3D Cutout

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 am

You are very welcome.

The bit Offset of 0.07" is slightly more than the radius of the 0.125" BN carving Bit. If that Offset wasn't specified, the center of the bit would stop at the vector boundary, thus not fully carving the edges of the model. It's common practice to specify a tad more than the bit radius for "insurance".

Many of the tutorial videos mention this, albeit sometimes not emphasized except in a few of them. Since you are new to the software, watching the tutorials will be helpful I'm sure. Try to watch at least two a day (or more, if you have time and don't get brain freeze too easily!).
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Re: 3D Cutout

Postby GervRich » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 am

Will do and thanks again
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