Two Sided Marlin Tabs

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Two Sided Marlin Tabs

Postby ohiolyons » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:00 pm

In the Two Sided Marlin video they use 3d clip art tabs instead of the normal tab provided in the Profile Toolpath.

The manual does not address these clip art tabs.

The manual does not address the limit plane utilized in that video either.

1 Why were clip art tabs used?

2 Do these clip art tabs perform better in the double sided cutting process featured in this video?

3 The manual does not address limit planes used in the video.
Is there some document out there that explains the use, pros and cons?
Doesn't have to be a vectric document.
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Re: Two Sided Marlin Tabs

Postby dealguy11 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm going to repeat my answer regarding the tabs that I posted on the "Tips and Tricks" forum so that anyone who stumbles across this will see it.

When 3d tabs are added as components, it's usually where the 3d carved component goes all the way to the bottom of the part, so it would cut away a 2d tab. You add the 3d tab as a component so that the carving toolpath won't cut away the 2d tab, which it otherwise would because it goes all the way to the bottom of the material. This is not a "feature" of Aspire, so it's not covered in the manual. It's just a commonsense thing you need to create because of the nature of the carving. In the 3d marlin example, the bottom of the component on both sides of the part is the center plane of the material. The carving goes all the way to the center plane on both sides. If you didn't create a carved tab, then the carving toolpath would just carve away anything that was put there by a profile toolpath.
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Re: Two Sided Marlin Tabs

Postby dealguy11 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:01 pm

With respect to the limit plane, you're right, the manual doesn't appear to cover it. The video does do a pretty good job of explaining what's going on, though. Basically it's there to allow you to carve details from a side that otherwise would be "below" the center plane of the part, and also to help deal with the little curve left by the ballnose bit at the bottom of the carving by going past the bottom of the carving. It's also a convenient place to put the 3d tabs previously discussed. Do you have a question about it?
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Re: Two Sided Marlin Tabs

Postby ohiolyons » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Thank you for the info.

No specific question on limit planes, just trying to do things the most efficient way.
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