Chamfer: Side of line button missing

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Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby magazines » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Hello!
My issue is with the CHamfer gadget. I want to use it to put different angles of chamfers around polygons for eventual assembly. So I need different angles for each side.
IN the instruction software it shows it has a button to click towards or away from the line.
It says: " iv: Chamfer Towards Line: This option if enabled will create the chamfer towards the line, else it will chamfer away from the line. "

But my version on the shopbot version of Vcarve 8 does not have this button. It has everything else but not that button. It was downloaded in July 2016, so I assume it is the latest version that indicates it works on open vectors.

Anybody have any ideas why it might not have the option to indicate which side of a vector to bevel/chamfer.
I'm sure I'll figure it out when we get the button to work, but I'm also curious how away or towards is determined as well: away from 0,0 or from home?
Will this be rectified if we update to the 8.5 version of carve?
Thanks very much for any suggestions!
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby Adrian » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:59 pm

Vectric will have to confirm it 100% but looking at the code it seems to me that that feature was never fully implemented. There is a callback in the main code for it but nothing else and I can't see anywhere in the htm (dialog) code where it would be set.
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby magazines » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Hello Adrian,
Thanks for your attention to my question.
Ok! So, I'm not crazy (at least due to that). As you probably saw on the gadget page, it says that this feature was implemented in vers 1.1 and there has been another version since.
Do you advise emailing them directly asking about this, or do you think that they will see this on the forum (I'm new here)?

Given my project involves making different bevels across dozens of different polygons on each sheet of plywood, this feature would be very beneficial to me. Do you have any other suggestions about making shapes with different chamfers on different sides in Vcarve?
much appreciated!
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby Adrian » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:44 pm

I'd email support@vectric.com to be sure. Vectric staff often spot discussions on the forum but not always.

You can program a series of toolpaths to do what the gadget does with offsets and different starting depths but it's a whole lot easier with the gadget.
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby highpockets » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:55 pm

I may be way off base on this, but just fiddling around with the Molding Toolpath I put different bevels on each side of a triangle (see attached). Would something like this work?

Multiple Bevels.crv
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby magazines » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:28 pm

Thank you both for your suggestions. I will email vectric directly to inform them of the missing button and see if there is any workaround.

In the meantime, I am having our shop manager see if we can upgrade to 8.5 to use this new moulding feature that highpockets used to make the example. Thanks for doing that, but it won't open for me yet as we are still on version 8. Honestly the new feature sounds great and I will see if it will cover our needs.

Thanks again to both of you
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby scottp55 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:05 pm

Peter,
8.5 is a free upgrade if you have registered version 8.
If you have Shopbot Edition of VCP 8, then you should contact Shopbot directly, as you should have received an E-mail with the free download link a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Chamfer: Side of line button missing

Postby bikerbri » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:12 pm

Any further information on the missing button on the chamfer gadget ?, it wold be a handy tool for a beginner like me .
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