Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

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Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

Postby mrmfwilson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:32 pm

Just in case you are going to use the Turned Profile Z Level Gadget... I've been using the Turned Profile Z Level gadget for the last couple of weeks. I noticed that marks from the multiple level passes that had a .125 Roughing Allowance were left after the final pass. I was able to sand most of them out. I've been busy so I hadn't noticed that the Roughing Allowance wasn't getting added. I looked at the pass depth on the tool paths. The pass depth is the same. With or without the roughing allowance. This looks like a Vectric authored gadget. I know they are provided "as is", but if Vectric is going to author and publish gadgets it would instill a higher level of confidence for me if they worked "as is". Could someone look into this? Or hire Paul Roundree. His all work "as is". It would be more usable if there could be a roughing allowance.

Vcarve Version 8.517. Latest version of the gadget. Multiple passes works.

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Re: Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

Postby mrmfwilson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:28 pm

More info. I just noticed that the pass depth does not correlate with the actual drawing depth. Must be some reason. Can someone explain? Output size is correct. I can't upload the file. It's 3.7mb zipped. 2mb for uploads is too limiting. I would be good to up the limit to at least 5mb. I the actual file is 29.5mb.

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Re: Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

Postby IslaWW » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:49 pm

Mike...
You may want to try the molding toolpath. It may do just what you wish without any workarounds.
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Re: Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

Postby mrmfwilson » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:00 pm

Yes I can! Thank you very much! That is exactly what I was looking for and even more that I can use. Looks like a good Tips&Tricks post. Is this common knowledge or did I miss something? I have been busy, that is a good thing, and haven't been on the forums much. I haven't had much time to look a the new features. Now I know why no one cares about the gadget! Once again Thanks! And Thanks to Vectric for creating this way to cut horizontal axis stuff. Even though I didn't know about it.

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Re: Turned Profile Z Level Roughing Allowance Does Not Work

Postby IslaWW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Mike...
Credit goes to Michael "Angelo" Mezalick. He told me to try the molding toolpath for rotary. It is now shown in all my rotary classes. I don't always give him credit tho. :roll:
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