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by donoldham
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Gadgets - Requests
Topic: Requesting Gadgets
Replies: 25
Views: 26621

Re: Requesting Gadgets

I need a way to create a contour Toolpath for cutting out plastic vacuum formed parts on my CNC. Here is a short Youtube video which shows what I am trying to accomplish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSMin1dA_X8 I need a way to create a profile Toolpath that has a variable Z height that follows t...
by donoldham
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Two sided job using same surface for Z
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Two sided job using same surface for Z

My auto tool changer always zeros each new tool between toolpaths. My question is for when I flip the material over for carving the second side of a two-sided job. What is the new place to zero the Z axis to? When I choose the option to always zero to the top of the material, I don’t have to change ...
by donoldham
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Two sided job using same surface for Z
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Two sided job using same surface for Z

Is it needed to reset the Z zero depth before carving the second side, if the option to use the same surface was chosen? Or does the software automatically compensate?
by donoldham
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro

Thank you for your help. The problem I was having is because my job was two-sided. It turns out that I needed to delete the model and the limit planes from BOTH sides of the job. Even though I only import the model once, the two-sided option puts a model into the program twice, along with limit plan...
by donoldham
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro

I must not know how to delete the model. I highlighted it in the 2D view and deleted it. I deleted the model in the components list. But I still get the message that I can only have 1 model. What must I do to get the original model fully deleted, so that I am not prevented from loading the replaceme...
by donoldham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Updating or replacing 3D model in VCarve Pro

I have a two sided part that combines an imported 3D model with quite a few Vcarve cutting paths. I need to make a change in the 3D model. Is there anyway to update the model and keep all the rest of the work I have done in VCarve? My efforts so far are all rejected with "you can only have one impor...