lil help please

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graffix11
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lil help please

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Hey I'm trying to make a small leg for a box. The dimensions dont have to be exact. Having issues creating the 3d component, any help would be cool. Thanks
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Hard to tell what problems you are having from your post.

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What should be simple is deceptively difficult.
Did this by designing in another CAD programming and importing into Aspire as an .stl file.
I don't see how to do this in Aspire alone.
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Is this the sort of thing you are after ? This can be done in Aspire4 or VCP7 using Fluting toolpaths ... It could start and end as almost any shape you want (I think)
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The two rail sweep will easily create the 3D model. The challenge will be getting good results machining the near vertical sides with 3D toolpaths.

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Thanks guys, hope you saw the slight difficulty I was having.

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Post by PaulRowntree »

If you want to try the Fluting toolpath route, there is a new "Cookie Cutter" gadget that might be useful for this type of work.

http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19279

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Thanks Paul, appreciate it.

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