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by JimG
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Control of cutting order in CUT 2D
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Re: Control of cutting order in CUT 2D

Can someone please explain how the cutting order is determined by Cut 2d - and how far and how it can be influenced by the programmer. I have files with major increase in cutting time due to quite illogical cutting paths :( You can specify your own cutting order by treating every vector individuall...
by JimG
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Cut 3D - does not "see" holes in model
Replies: 13
Views: 4084

Re: Cut 3D - does not "see" holes in model

@Adrian - I see what you mean. I edited the model to size the holes out to 3.1mm and they appeared. Armed with this new knowledge, I will avoid this in future. Draco, My quick and dirty way of getting around holes or spaces the exact size of the cutter is to reduce the cutter diameter by a very sma...
by JimG
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Get ovals and rectangles when should be circles and squares
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Re: Get ovals and rectangles when should be circles and squares

I've just loaded your test text file into my copy of Mach3 and the graphic display shows a square and a circle.

Jim.
by JimG
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Engraving
Replies: 8
Views: 3602

Re: Engraving

Anybody have a good engraving solution?' I've been playing around with bits, fonts, and RPMs on my Sieg X2 (max 2500 rpm) and just busted up my 3rd bit. Heres what I need. I'm engraving 260 brass. The text needs to be .25" high, depth is not that important. I need a font/bit combo that works well a...
by JimG
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Large moulded mirror frame
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Large moulded mirror frame

Hi All We are in need of help !!!!!!!!! for one of our large fashion customers i have to produce some large mirror frames with a chunky moulding . The overall finished size is 2400 x 1100mm x 42 mm thick and the moulding is 165mm wide to be machined out of a solid sheet of 2440 x 1220 x 50 mdf . As...
by JimG
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: How to cut a stepped hole in Cut3D
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: How to cut a stepped hole in Cut3D

Someone from Vectric, please respond: Please see the attached file. This should be a very simple operation in Cut3D; I DO NOT WANT my machine to be jogging up and down trying to cut the entire hole in profile. It should cut the first layer down (.125 deep), move to the next layer (.5) down, and the...
by JimG
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Questions about Cut2D
Replies: 12
Views: 7372

Re: Questions about Cut2D

Thanks for the info Jim! Yes I realize that I won't get square corners but I will be cutting 1/2 PVC for the final piece using a 1/8" bit so that will work out ok for me. Just getting this far is a real delight!! I have put in "bridges" in the center piece and at various places around the outside t...
by JimG
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Questions about Cut2D
Replies: 12
Views: 7372

Re: Questions about Cut2D

Hi Jim Have have managed to work my way through the tutorial and this is the end piece that I have drawn up. Now I just have to figure out how to get it over into Cut2D so I can see what it will look like in 3D. John, To get it out of Draftsight, do a File/Save As/ and in the "Save As Type" drop do...
by JimG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Questions about Cut2D
Replies: 12
Views: 7372

Re: Questions about Cut2D

Thank you for the assistance! I have d/l'ed the free cad program and am very excited to finally get started on this project. I know I will have to read the manual but do you have any tips on creating the pockets as shown in you picture? Thank you again John, I've done a quick example based on your ...
by JimG
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Questions about Cut2D
Replies: 12
Views: 7372

Re: Questions about Cut2D

My question is, will I be able to draw the end pieces, as shown in the link above, with Cut2d and be able to draw the "ribs" to make it look like it was put together in sections? John, For complex shapes like the end pieces, it's much easier to draw them in a 2D CAD package then export them as DXF ...
by JimG
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Question of the day??-Milling Plastic (acrylic)
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Question of the day??-Milling Plastic (acrylic)

Forgive me because I am truly a beginer in the world of CNC. My project is to carve a 3d work out of a 1/2 to 1/4 inch of acrylic sheet. Can anyone direct me in the proper direction as far as tool bit, spendle speed and anything else knnowing. Thanks in advance. I've been doing a lot of milling of ...
by JimG
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: insufficient memory
Replies: 16
Views: 3862

Re: insufficient memory

lynch something is on your side... i opened your dxf file in autocad... autocad shows there are for each contur is a zero dia circle, they makes the error message... still you can open this dxf, but you will get error message, by these objects... if you take a look on the screenshot i made, it show...
by JimG
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Top surface - mould machining questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Top surface - mould machining questions.

I thought that we had it all under control, however the issue we have come across is that when the area is limited inside of the model boundaries the program will not let the x & Y offset be set correctly. The bottom left corner of the box of the machined area keeps jumping to the centre of the mod...
by JimG
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: dxf import brings in hidden layers???
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

Re: dxf import brings in hidden layers???

Frank, Does your software give you an option to output an R12 DXF. Apparently this version of DXF file is the last one before Autodesk started adding in a lot of additions to the "standard" which made life difficult for other programs importing files. It's probably indicative that my copy of ACAD LT...
by JimG
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Top surface - mould machining questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Top surface - mould machining questions.

The other concern that I would like to address is to limit the machining to only the area represented by the plan form of the mould recess. Do you have any ideas on if this is possible. I do it by limiting the material size. I did have some problems attempting this which was the starting topic of t...