cutting a circle with raised center

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cutting a circle with raised center

Postby Ray K » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:27 pm

I'm trying to clear a circle but leave a center area that is left alone like a reverse donut.
but when I do the clearing it clears the complete area, how do I go about leaving the center area in touched.
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Re: cutting a circle with raised center

Postby Ray K » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:33 pm

sorry for the bother, I think I have it , I needed to subtract the second vector from the first, or in other works the inner circle from the outer, in order to clear everything inside the larger circle and leave the inner circle alone.
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Re: cutting a circle with raised center

Postby PaulRowntree » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:33 am

i this a pocket toolpath? If so, select both vectors, then ask for a pocket ... it will do the donut area
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Re: cutting a circle with raised center

Postby martin54 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:44 pm

As Paul says the pocket toolpath will do what you want :lol: :lol:
If the area you want to clear is not to big the other way you can do this is to run 2 separate profile toolpaths one outside the line on the inner circle & one inside the line on the outer circle, output both toolpaths together so it cuts as one :lol: :lol:

I do this for narrow pockets as it cuts quicker :lol: :lol:
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