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chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 pm
by antennasDIY
Anyone have a trick for Aspire to get a chamfered edge on a text component? I want to model it, not use a V bit toolpath after. I can get close but not exactly what I want. I got close with a U but the N is crazy town. I tried a 2 rail sweep and cutting the vector of the letter in half, didn't really work.
Ideas?

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:59 pm
by Adrian
You could cheat by creating the 2D toolpaths to do it and then create the component from the toolpath preview.

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:59 pm
by mtylerfl
If I’m understanding you correctly, just assign a Draft to the text (after making the text flat plane model). This will create a chamfered edge at whatever angle you want. Then create a model/component from the Toolpath preview (although you may not need to do that, since it will raster fine as-is.)

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:01 pm
by LittleGreyMan
Something like this?

Beveled letters.jpg

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:29 pm
by mtylerfl
LGM’s solution is a good one too. All depends whether you need the entire “flat part” of the letters to keep their dimensions intact (applying Draft will - Limit height using the Angular modeling won’t...it will put the angle “inwards”, and reduce the flat part area of the letters. Draft places the angle outwards from the flat area.)

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:45 pm
by martin54
Is there a particular reason you want to do it this way? Just curious because it is going to increase your machining times considerably cutting them as a 3D model :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:18 pm
by LittleGreyMan
mtylerfl wrote:LGM’s solution is a good one too.

No Michael, that's not "a good one too", that's simply the best :D
I asked "something like that?" because there are obviously different solutions depending on what antennasDIY precisely wants to achieve.
As Martin, I'd like to understand why 2D (or 2,5D depending on your actual mood) is not a solution as it will not only be quicker but give a better finish.
Without other information, for me the best solution is using the "prism carving toolpath". But that's not modelling.

Re: chamfered or beveled edge on letters

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:31 pm
by mtylerfl
:)