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by jglazer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Negative allowance doesn't work
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Re: Negative allowance doesn't work

My goal was to do a last pass to clean up stray marks from prior profile cuts. Just a little clean up. I am cutting corrian and was trying to eliminate a bit of sanding on the edges.
by jglazer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Negative allowance doesn't work
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Re: Negative allowance doesn't work

Here is the file. Again, no matter what negative number I put in (i want to use -.001) it removes the minus sign.
by jglazer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Negative allowance doesn't work
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Re: Negative allowance doesn't work

Well, just to try that, I put in "1" and it blew way outside my outside profile so it's definitely outside. Negative should go inside. According to their docs: For the Outside / Right option, a positive offset value will leave more material on the outside of a closed vector or to the right side of a...
by jglazer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Negative allowance doesn't work
Replies: 19
Views: 3350

Negative allowance doesn't work

I was under the impression that I could do a negative allowance (-.001) on an outside profile for a last pass to "clean up" any roughness from prior passes. When I enter -.001 (or any negative number for that matter) the negative is ignored. It says in the documentation that a negative number will r...
by jglazer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Combine overlapping vectors
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Combine overlapping vectors

I have a rather complicated piece that is made up of individual objects. I have placed them together but would like to eliminate the duplicate/overlapping vectors (no need to cut it twice) and then save a .SVG file. Any ideas how to do this?
by jglazer
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket toolpath outside in
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Pocket toolpath outside in

Usually when I do a pocket carve, VCarve, calculates the tool path from the inside out. This is preferred as some of my pockets clear all the way through the material. However, I have noticed that sometimes it does outside in. This is problematic because if it it does the outside first the material ...
by jglazer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket is way innacurate
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Pocket is way innacurate

Use larger is not checked and its the same tool I have defined in vcarve.
by jglazer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket is way innacurate
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Re: Pocket is way innacurate

Preview shows perfect. File attached
by jglazer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket is way innacurate
Replies: 9
Views: 1443

Pocket is way innacurate

I have tried the following test pocket and you can see that the letters are not cleared well at all. Specifically, look at the "N"s. I don't know what might be going on. The letters look fine otherwise. This was cut with a 1.5mm endmill and pass after pass is exactly the same. Any suggestions? Thanks
by jglazer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What causes this (extended corners)...
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: What causes this (extended corners)...

What to do to fix? Tighten belts maybe?
by jglazer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What causes this (extended corners)...
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

What causes this (extended corners)...

I notice that when I carve a simple rectangle with (in this case) a 1/4" endmill, the corners drift outside the vector. What causes this. See photo below inside the box (rough carve):
by jglazer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oddness to smoothing pass
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: Oddness to smoothing pass

THe use of the bit is not really in question here. Its the break in the vector.
by jglazer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oddness to smoothing pass
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: Oddness to smoothing pass

Stand up to the fact that it breaks the vector. Nothing should do that short of inserting the wrong size bit. But I, at least, can work with this issue now that I understand it.
by jglazer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oddness to smoothing pass
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: Oddness to smoothing pass

It's a lot easier to sand a ridge rather than to glue dust back together to form the sides/vector.
by jglazer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Oddness to smoothing pass
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Re: Oddness to smoothing pass

I understand that (now) but the program knows the tool width and doesn't justify breaking the vector.