Toolpath help

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Toolpath help

Postby tomtom989898 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm

I'm sorry to be another one of those help me with a toolpath newbies but still new to the software. I am trying to cut out a camping sign for my mother and still' can't get it to look right. For instance, I figured an inlay would be nice for the middle, profile for the camper and the vbit the palmtrees and sand but for whatever reason, the fire and the beach chair doesn't seem to want to split. I have attached a screenshot, but also do not mind sharing the file if someone wants to show me how they would do it so I have a reference, more of a visual learner myself.

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Re: Toolpath help

Postby TReischl » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Hard to say without looking at the file. It is always a good idea to post the file if you can. Takes a minute or so. If the file is too big then pop it into something like DropBox and provide a link.
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Re: Toolpath help

Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 pm

With the fire and chair the "problem" will be an open vector running into a closed vector. You can use node edit to break the chair and fire away but then you'll need to decide how you want to handle the open vectors with the inlay you want to do.
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Re: Toolpath help

Postby FixitMike » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:19 pm

I would suggest not trying an inlay until you have done at least a couple of signs using the VCarve toolpath by itself. The Help-Help Contents can be very useful when you are trying to understand toolpath behavior.

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Re: Toolpath help

Postby tomtom989898 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:05 pm

Thanks guys for the ideas, thinking it might be the closed vector issue on that, let me see what I can do. Here is the file in case you would like to look

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3c639ihssll100/Sam%20and%20Amy%20Camping.crv?dl=0
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