Flutes in one direction

This forum is for general discussion regarding VCarve Pro

Flutes in one direction

Postby SuperDaveOsbourn » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:48 pm

I have a project where I need a flute in plywood and each deeper pass goes the opposite way. Is there an easy way to have the pass only go in one direction to make the cut look better. Its kind of a climb/conventional cut kind of issue. The back stroke pass messes up the plywood's skin. I know I can just have a bunch of tool paths each doing one pass, but maybe there is an easier way?
Vectric Apprentice
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Location: Tampa
Model of CNC Machine: Piranaha

Flute on a Profile toolpath

Postby Martin Reid » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:58 pm

Dear Dave

You could use a profile toolpath machining on the line this will force the cut back to the start point for each pass. You can also node edit the start point direction to that required.

Sincerely and in good faith
User avatar
Martin Reid
Vectric Apprentice
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed May 18, 2016 6:00 pm
Location: Lancashire UK
Model of CNC Machine: Shopbot

Return to VCarve - General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kstrauss, Majestic-12 [Bot] and 24 guests