Hi guys. I haven't used Vcarve pro a lot, though I have had it since version 5. I have the current version installed and I am trying to change the start points. I am not having any luck using the N or P shortcuts. I can get it to change the node to green that way, but it reverts back to the original when generating the tool path. II just need to get a handle on it. Thanks. Lee
I still cannot get this to work like i expect it to. It seems it will not overide the default start point, but create an additional start point at the node. Not what I was expecting. Is there something else I am overlooking?
Are you sure you're not confusing the start position of the toolpath with the position of the start node? Depending on the tool and toolpath they often won't be in exactly the same position but should be pretty close. The toolpath never creates nodes.
Here are a couple images. It is only a minor thing, but if the router is less than perfect when doing profiles, you can see evidence of it. This was the case with my older router, but haven't noticed it with the new one yet. This is why I would rather place the start points in a less than conspicuous place. No edge blending as a second op to hide it. The red dots in the second image are mine and where I would like to place the starts. 2 are correct by default.
I think you may not have joined your vectors. I see two green squares on the vector. This would be the start point mystery solved. Edit: I see multiple green squares on the toolpath and only a section of the profile in node edit mode. This might also trow up the invalid command warning because the selected vectors would have multiple start points.
Thanks, Guys. That is where the error was coming from. The Start depth had an N in it. I was also doing something wrong in editing a process. I would right click to edit one when they are all check marked. That meant it was showing both a rough and finishing tool path. That was a little confusing when zooming in.
These are closed vectors and are cloned and mirrored. Only one drawing was the original. When I manually set a start point using node edit, it calculate to the original start point. I checked this by just doing a single profile at a time. I can upload a single profile DXF if you guys want to check it out.