Third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving missing?

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Third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving missing?

Postby jeffmorris1956 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:59 am

I have VCarve Desktop 9.5. I created a 3D star similar to one shown at https://www.vectorclip3d.com/index.php/ ... es-insigna in AutoCAD. After importing the star to VCarve, I created roughing toolpath and finishing toolpath. The third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving is missing. Cut3D has the third toolpath. How can I fix the problem?
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Re: Third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving missing?

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:22 am

Hi. Does your model have an outline vector to create a Profile cutout Toolpath?
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Re: Third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving missing?

Postby jeffmorris1956 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:58 am

I found a video tutorial called "CNC Mini Project" It said to create vector boundary around the model. Later, it said to use the vector boundary for cut out profile. Is this correct? I'm hearing-impaired and the videos don't have closed captioning.
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Re: Third toolpath for cutting out 3D carving missing?

Postby gkas » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 am

jeffmorris1956 wrote:I found a video tutorial called "CNC Mini Project" It said to create vector boundary around the model. Later, it said to use the vector boundary for cut out profile. Is this correct? I'm hearing-impaired and the videos don't have closed captioning.


You are correct. The vector boundary creates a line around your 3D model. You can then use the line to make a Profile Toolpath to cut out your model as if it were a 2D part.
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