Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Hi,

You mentioned your Toolpath previews looked alright. If so, that’s a mystery why the actual cut was different.

Will you upload your actual crv file here (or, if too large, upload to DropBox or other free service and post a download link).

I think it’s time we see your actual file to be able to offer more targeted advice as to what may be going wrong.
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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Unfortunately out of frustration I started over multiple times since and don’t have the file any longer, another valuable newbie lesson.

It sounds like my mistake was using the “pocket” with em and bits on top and bottom layers?

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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Hi,

We can’t really know for sure without seeing the file itself.

Perhaps you’ll make a new one at some point in the future. Hopefully, “trouble free”!
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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Thank yo. The best I can explain would be very similar to the tutorial but I want the let’s cut with a vbit
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Typed too slow Sorry won’t let me delete
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Hi,

Here is a link to a video that will guarantee your success for what you are doing. The steps are easy and straightforward. The only thing I DON’T like about this video is the person who made it “disses” the Vectric drawing tools at the end where he shows you how to determine the offset amount for the vectors. (He says he prefers a CAD program to do that, but I think we all know that the drawing tools in the Vectric products are clearly up to that simple task!!)

Here’s the link:

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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Awesome! Thank you.

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You are very welcome!
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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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After getting a better understanding of bit path versus vector lines I’m 98% sure where I went wrong

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Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

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Lhcshoemaker wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:11 am
After getting a better understanding of bit path versus vector lines I’m 98% sure where I went wrong
One of the great things about the software is the toolpath preview, learn to trust it because it is very accurate. if the toolpath preview is correct then you can be sure the project will be as well provided you do everything else correctly :lol: :lol:
You can mess around, make changes, try different bits all without wasting any material or the time it takes to cut. Has helped me out a lot with the projects I have done :lol: :lol:

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