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VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby njload » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:18 pm

Board is .50" thick and when I insert this oval clip art in subtract mode the top is all jagged in the preview screen. Any ideas where to adjust this?
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby Adrian » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:21 pm

You need to add a zero plane when you're working with shapes like that. The last icon on the 3D modelling tools.
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:29 pm

Adding the zero plane will fix this.

For an explanation of why please look at this thread from 10 years ago: Identifying and eliminating software generated chatter marks
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby njload » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Thanks to both of you folks, and thanks for the link.

Great info
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby njload » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:06 pm

Still trying to get my head around this. I read the example rcnewcomb linked to above but how do I not get the ball nose to NOT cut the zero plane? I'm sure it is simple but I'm missing a step here somewhere. I tried letting the software insert the zero plane and gave the dish a vector outline but still get the tool marks. I tried creating a rectangle the same size of my work piece and give it a flat shape with 0 height but the tool wants to carve this along with the dish and clip art in the dish.

Lost

any help is appreciated.

Now using Aspire software.
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby highpockets » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Put a vector boundary around the clip art then set the roughing/finishing toolpath Machining Limit Boundary to Selected Vector Only
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby njload » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm

I tried that but still don't get a smooth transition from the bowl to the top of the work piece. Tool marks are still there according to the preview pane.
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby highpockets » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:51 pm

Is this acceptable?

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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby njload » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:24 pm

Not sure without actually tooling it. Kinda looks like mine and not smooth around the top edge.
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:28 pm

not smooth around the top edge


Add a zero plane
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby martin54 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:49 am

What have you got the toolpath preview resolution set to? It may be that the preview resolution is set to low which is giving the impression of a ragged edge.

Click on the toolpath tab at the top of the screen & it is under Preview simulation quality :lol: :lol:
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

Postby Bob Reda » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:11 am

the zero plane has to be the first item in the modeling tree
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