Picture perimeter.

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franazzo
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Picture perimeter.

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Hi
I bought some STL files on E Bay for my Shapeko and CUT3D program. Some of the STL files were an oval shape and others were a round or square shape. I have tried to carve an oval onto a branch slice and the way the file is cutting my carving - it cuts the perimeter of the oval but it doesn't feather the design out. I simply want to just hollow out the picture and leave the board square, oval or round!
Is there a way which I could change these STL files so the machine carves out the picture only and leaves the work piece the shape it is, without hollowing out a groove around the perimeter.
First picture shows my sample with the unwanted groove!
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Hunt_Ellipse003.jpg

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Re: Picture perimeter.

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Refer to page 2 of this document regarding Machining Margins Around Model: Cut3D Single Sided Machining

It is also mentioned at about the 1:30 point in this video: Cut3D - Single Sided Machining Training Video
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franazzo
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Re: Picture perimeter.

Post by franazzo »

Hi Rcnewcomb
Thanks for your reply.
I will try and practicing.

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