VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

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VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

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Board is .50" thick and when I insert this oval clip art in subtract mode the top is all jagged in the preview screen. Any ideas where to adjust this?
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Re: VCarve Pro Flat_Round_Oval Clip Art

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You need to add a zero plane when you're working with shapes like that. The last icon on the 3D modelling tools.

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Adding the zero plane will fix this.

For an explanation of why please look at this thread from 10 years ago: Identifying and eliminating software generated chatter marks
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Thanks to both of you folks, and thanks for the link.

Great info

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Still trying to get my head around this. I read the example rcnewcomb linked to above but how do I not get the ball nose to NOT cut the zero plane? I'm sure it is simple but I'm missing a step here somewhere. I tried letting the software insert the zero plane and gave the dish a vector outline but still get the tool marks. I tried creating a rectangle the same size of my work piece and give it a flat shape with 0 height but the tool wants to carve this along with the dish and clip art in the dish.

Lost

any help is appreciated.

Now using Aspire software.

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Put a vector boundary around the clip art then set the roughing/finishing toolpath Machining Limit Boundary to Selected Vector Only
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I tried that but still don't get a smooth transition from the bowl to the top of the work piece. Tool marks are still there according to the preview pane.

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Is this acceptable?
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Not sure without actually tooling it. Kinda looks like mine and not smooth around the top edge.

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not smooth around the top edge
Add a zero plane
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What have you got the toolpath preview resolution set to? It may be that the preview resolution is set to low which is giving the impression of a ragged edge.

Click on the toolpath tab at the top of the screen & it is under Preview simulation quality :lol: :lol:

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the zero plane has to be the first item in the modeling tree

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