Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby JimmyD » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:19 am

The bowl shape in the photo is 18' x 18" x 6" thick. The concave cutout is 5" deep. The concave cutout was made by using the "create shape from vector" tool.

Does anyone know how to put a flat area at the bottom of the concave cutout?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby Adrian » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:48 am

Setting a limit height value when you create the shape should do it.
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby mezalick » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:24 am

Adrian’s correct, the limit to height option will give you a soft flat bottom ( see attached picture )
If you want a sharp flat bottom, just add another flat component and raise it to where you want.

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby mezalick » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:25 am

Adrian’s correct, the limit to height option will give you a soft flat bottom ( see attached picture )
If you want a sharp flat bottom, just add another flat component and raise it to where you want.

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby JimmyD » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks very much!
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby mezalick » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:14 am

In my universe, there are three answers to every question.
While having an adult cocktail with my wife this evening , this question started to burn a hole in my forehead...
So, for my third way you could use a the two rail sweep..
I know,,it’s not efficient or even “ easy” but it can be done..
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby JimmyD » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:25 am

Glad to hear that I am not alone in my never ending thoughts of how to solve a problem.

Again, thanks very much
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby PaulRowntree » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:25 am

Or use a fluting toolpath. This works in VCP too.
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:28 pm

Many ways to skin a cat. Here's another way, just for fun...

1) Dome -Subtract
2) Full-Depth Block - Add
3) Partial Depth Block - Merge
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