2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

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2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby Karl60 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:39 pm

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Outside cut

When I add 3D tabs to a 2D outside profile, the cut direction automatically changes from conventional to climb. Why?

Update - actually, with a vector selected, just clicking the 'Edit Tabs' button followed by 'close' (no actual tabs added) changes the direction from conventional to climb.

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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby martin54 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:13 pm

You won't be able to use 3D tabs with a 2D profile cut, don't know the answer to your question but it could be the last time you used tabs the direction of cut was the other way. With a lot of the functions the software remembers the settings from the last time it was used.
Last thing I always do before calculating a toolpath is have a look over the whole form because things like that have caught me out in the past :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby Adrian » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:55 pm

I can't replicate what you're seeing either with or without the 3D tabs setting. Could you attach a file showing the problem?
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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby adze_cnc » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:45 pm

martin54 wrote:You won't be able to use 3D tabs with a 2D profile cut


Here's another case where Vectric's dual terminology can cause confusion (see also VCarve vs V-Carve/Engraving):

On the "Add tabs to toolpath" panel for a profile is the check box "3D tabs" that I expect Karl60 is referring to---not the 3D component tabs from the, I believe as I've never used them, clip-art (which is really not clip art if it's 3D) collection.

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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby martin54 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:09 pm

adze_cnc wrote:
martin54 wrote:You won't be able to use 3D tabs with a 2D profile cut


Here's another case where Vectric's dual terminology can cause confusion (see also VCarve vs V-Carve/Engraving):

On the "Add tabs to toolpath" panel for a profile is the check box "3D tabs" that I expect Karl60 is referring to---not the 3D component tabs from the, I believe as I've never used them, clip-art (which is really not clip art if it's 3D) collection.

Steven


Yes you will no doubt be correct Steven :lol: :lol:
I automatically thought of the 3D clipart tabs that Vcarve has rather than the option in the edit tabs form, that's probably an old age problem :oops:

That's where pictures & screenshots come in handy :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby Mark_R » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:15 am

Hi Karl,
I believe this issue is fixed in 9.510.
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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby Adrian » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:54 am

Ahh, good spot. Missed that it was 9.508 and I'm using 9.510 which is why I couldn't replicate it. :roll:
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Re: 2D Profile Toolpath - Adding tabs changes cut direction

Postby Karl60 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:07 pm

Upgrading to 9.510 fixed the issue: pressing the Edit Tabs button in 2D Profile Toolpath no longer changes the machine direction from conventional to climb.


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