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Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby medic7392 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:04 am

Is there a way to set up on v carve pro so I can carve the same item multiple times on the same sheet of wood?
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:55 am

Yes. Just copy/paste then position the copy (or copies) or drag the model while holding the Cntrl key down to make a new copy.
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby scottp55 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:06 am

Linear array and nesting?
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:28 am

Yes! That too! (and Level Mirror)
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby scottp55 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:30 am

:)
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:33 am

Thank you, Scott!
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby Adrian » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:32 am

In addition to the previous suggestions (personally I use nesting with automatic toolpaths) you can also use the Array Copy Toolpath.
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Also, depending on your control software, you can do it at the machine level where you offset to a new location, which is treated as the new home position, and run the job again.
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Re: Carving multiple identical items ??

Postby potzmannwoodshop » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:56 pm

Rcnewcomb wrote:Also, depending on your control software, you can do it at the machine level where you offset to a new location, which is treated as the new home position, and run the job again.


I have this, I can set a temporary origin, or home position, and call another program from within the g-code running on my machine. This is in the machine software. This is a great feature IMHO, it allows me to quickly change order batching for clients.
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