Getting started and having a bumpy road

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Jchaplin
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Getting started and having a bumpy road

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I bought the program after looking over the tutorials extensively and am starting out with a very simple inlay to try to get myself oriented.

Created a vector from a jpeg of an anchor and everything seemed to be going just fine until I went to chart the part and pocket tool paths.

The inlay is orettt small and my tool is a 1/16th" end mill. The tool path is not what I expect. Can anyone take a look at this project and maybe tell me what I have wrong. I have looked it over until I'm blue in the face and seen to be missing something.

If I make the inlay 2 inches tall it all looks great but when I scale it down to the size I want it, about 3/4 of an inch the tool paths almost look like the cutter is too large but as far as I can tell it shouldn't be. There is plenty of room in the pocket for this little end mill.

I have attached the file with the anchor 2 inches tall and looking good but I can't seem to figure out how to shrink it and make it work.

Thanks,

John
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sylvan356
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Re: Getting started and having a bumpy road

Post by sylvan356 »

I am sorry but I cannot help you. Your file was created with a trial version of Aspire. It can only be read by the computer on which it was created. So I cannot open it. Sorry......

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Re: Getting started and having a bumpy road

Post by ger21 »

Try making the stepover smaller.
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