Open Vectors In The Design Will Not Weld

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Re: Open Vectors In The Design Will Not Weld

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If you want something like this
Image 956.png
You'll need to create an outline box vector and do a lot of node editing to break up the existing open vectors into closed vectors.
One outline closed vector
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And then closed vectors for each individual "hole"
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Then select all vectors (including the outline vector Mike spoke of) and use the Pocket Toolpath setting Cut depth to .1875
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If you want a true weave like Sharkcutup and Carveone posted, I'm afraid that can't be accomplished in VCP it requires Aspire.
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Re: Open Vectors In The Design Will Not Weld

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If you want a true weave like Sharkcutup and Carveone posted, I'm afraid that can't be accomplished in VCP it requires Aspir

John, I think the weave sharkcutup posted is from the clipart supplied with the software so that one could be done with vcarve :lol: :lol:

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Re: Open Vectors In The Design Will Not Weld

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Celtic Weave (Pocketed .1875).png
Pocketed .1875 (3/16") Simulation Preview 6.0" by 6.0" Material .5" thick

Yes Martin54 that is the weave from the supplied clipart folder carved using VCarve Pro 10.507

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Celtic Weave (Pocketed .1875) 2.png
Same Preview only I cleanup edges of the weave

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Re: Open Vectors In The Design Will Not Weld

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Thank You. I did just that and I learned a few more things. I started out small with simple text and went from there. The preview shows just what I want the machine to cut.

Sometimes it can be difficult to ask how to do something when one does not know what something is called.

Thanks again
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Happy to hear you are moving along with your project! :)

Yup, the simulation preview is pretty darn accurate in showing what is going to occur with your carving.

Just remember to use the correct post processor when saving your toolpaths because that can definitely make a difference in your carvings.

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