Corner Post

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Corner Post

Postby atripp » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 pm

I am trying to figure out how to do this in ASPIRE. I have the cad file for the flat face and am able to model what I want (as seen in the attached photo) in another software but haven't been able to figure out how to do it in ASPIRE so I can apply toolpath to it. I'm sure there is a simple technique to accomplish it. Thanks.
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Re: Corner Post

Postby atripp » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:06 pm

Well, not sure it was the best or easiest way, but basically I doubled up the geometry and my profile and did a two rail sweep and then did a clear component area outside of selected vectors. Looks like I may have something that should work. Probably will need to massage it a little more to get the toolpath I want but I'm pleased with where it is at this point.
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Re: Corner Post

Postby martin54 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 pm

Sometimes Aspire isn't the best tool for the job, if you can model it easily with other software then your best bet might be to do that & then import it.
I tend to use a range of different software, don't personally believe that there is a one size fits all software from anyone & what works well in some programs doesn't work well in others :lol: :lol:
Having said that I am not very good at 3D modelling using any software so there may be a relatively easy way to do it with Aspire :lol: :lol:
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Re: Corner Post

Postby FixitMike » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 pm

Since I only have VCarve, here's how I would do it.

Use half of a ClipArt 90 degree dome subtracted for each end of the cut. Use the Moulding toolpath for the cut in between.

Crude, but it works.
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