Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

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Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Stephanie Downing » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Here's another sneak peek at what's coming soon in Version 10...

The VCarve toolpath will support multiple clearance tools for more efficient area clearance. This can help shorten machining time and reduce tool wear.

Using multiple tools means you can use a much larger area clearance tool and intermediate V-Bit tools to ensure that the fine detail tool only needs to remove the smallest amount of material possible. :D
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Dale Vanderlaan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:14 pm

Nice!
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Leo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:31 pm

SWEET - can't wait to hear the rest of the story. :D :D
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby WNC_Ed » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 pm

Was literately wishing for this very enhancement over the weekend!
Thank you :D
Keep up the great work!
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby wb9tpg » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 pm

Nice, next I want the similar thing for the 3D Finish tool path. Start with a larger TBN bit and do all the remaining detail with a smaller TBN bit. I want this for Vcarve Pro which does not have REST Machining capability
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Jim_in_PA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:47 am

This would be a nice feature to add to the pocketing toolpath, too...there are often situations where, for example, there is raised lettering in a pocket that has tight spaces, but larger surrounding areas that could benefit from more than one size of tooling for clearing.
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby FixitMike » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:45 am

If Version 10 does not include the capability to use multiple tools to do a pocket, one could cheat by using a VCarve toolpath and specifying a Vbit with a .5 degree angle, plus the end mills desired, and then simply ignoring the Vbit toolpath.
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Ronwoodson2 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:31 pm

Trying to upgrade to v10. site asks me to select a free project, but there is no way to add the freebie. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Multiple Clearance Tools - Coming Soon to Version 10

Postby Stephanie Downing » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Ronwoodson2 wrote:Trying to upgrade to v10. site asks me to select a free project, but there is no way to add the freebie. What am I doing wrong?


Hi Ron,

All you need to do is click on the blue trolley of the model project you would like to choose. Then click on the check out button on the right hand side.

If you have any issues please email support@vectric.com.

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