preview toolpath not cutting material

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ElliotandNolan
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preview toolpath not cutting material

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I've defined a simple 300mm square of 2mm material, and have drawn a rectangular vector on it. I've set the cutting depth to 3mm, I get the warning that the material will be cut through, but when I calculate the toolpath all that happens is that a line is drawn showing the toolpath but when I try to remove the outside material by double clicking on it I get a warning that ALL the material has been selected, and the toolpath obviously hasn't removed any material. I've obviously missed something but goodness knows what.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: preview toolpath not cutting material

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Can you post your file here for us to examine?
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ElliotandNolan
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Re: preview toolpath not cutting material

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It's ok thanks I think I've worked out what I was doing wrong. Sorry for the time waste.

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ElliotandNolan wrote:It's ok thanks I think I've worked out what I was doing wrong. Sorry for the time waste.
Grrrrrr... suspense is killing me! lol.
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