Moulding Toolpath question

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Aussie
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Moulding Toolpath question

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I would like a simple round over on a rectangle, if I draw the rectangle and use the moulding toolpath I am unable to reverse the direction.
Moulding 1.JPG

If I draw the rectangle as open vectors I can change the direction of each vector.
Moulding open vectors.JPG
Is this the way it works or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Moulding Toolpath question

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The Moulding Toolpath will not allow a Profile inside a closed Rail vector. So yes using two open vectors is one way to make it work. The other way would be to make a smaller square Rail and run the Profile vector on the outside.
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Re: Moulding Toolpath question

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Go into node edit mode on the rectangle (closed vector), hover over a span, right click and choose Reverse Direction and finally recalculate the toolpath.

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Re: Moulding Toolpath question

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highpockets wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:08 am
The Moulding Toolpath will not allow a Profile inside a closed Rail vector. So yes using two open vectors is one way to make it work. The other way would be to make a smaller square Rail and run the Profile vector on the outside.
Thank you John and Adrian

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