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Tiling

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VCP has an option to tile an oversized piece for cutting. Wondering if the same can be done
in cut 3D would like to try a big eagle in 3d relief and have the wing 3 or 4 ft long.

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Re: Tiling

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You probably don't really need to be able to tile with something like that as the wings are almost a separate part to start with. You should be able to cut the body with the beginning of the wings as one part maybe with some type of wood working joint to securely attach the wings & then each wing separately with the other part of the joint.
Sorry can't help with what sort of joint would be best for that type of work but sure one of the expert wood workers will know.

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Re: Tiling

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Janz,

Cut3D does not offer the option to tile large projects, however you can use Cut3D to prepare the project and toolpaths and then import those into VCP and use the tile toolpath function there.

VCP does not know what type of toolpaths it is tiling, it simply stops/starts toolpaths at the specified coordinates to create the individual tiles.

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Re: Tiling

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Thanks Tim, I keep forgetting about loading it to vcp as you can't edit it there but
as you say tiling can be done there. It just seemed strange that the 3d files when
opened have some crazy default sizes like 455 inches by 297 inches so just thought
there should be tiling to make use of the larger size files. I know cut 3d can rotate
and resize and tiling would be nice. Would really like to do a totem pole around 4 ft high.

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Re: Tiling

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My cut 3d does not offer the option of save v3m for v carve pro on the last (save toolpaths) page.
Also I noticed the tutorial mentioned shows 3d machinists program not cut 3d.
So asking again if I can tile with cut 3 d

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Re: Tiling

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Janz - You can do the same operation with Cut3D as 3D Machinist, to save the file from Cut3D you can just go up to "File" - "Save As..." after you have calculated the toolpaths, give it a different name to the original file to save confusion, this will have a .v3d file extension. You should then be able to import that file into VCarve Pro through the import vector icon.
Thanks
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Re: Tiling

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Janz,

I live in Ma not too far from you. I like meeting people and can probably help you in this.

If you want to - please just PM your address and phone number to me. Don't post that stuff.
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Re: Tiling

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Thanks guys, I'll try the save as and import and see how that works.
Leo thanks, check your pm's.

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I feel dumb but can't even figure out how to pm someone on this forum.
Leo your an hour and 45 min from me.

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Click on their name. Window will show PM option.
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Re: Tiling

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PM's are not enabled for all users. The facility was turned off due to spamming a year or so ago.

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PM does not work for me. I must be special.

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