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preview waste material will not delete

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Trying to drum up a preview here and scrap material will not delete, saying I have tabs which I do not.

cut all the way through, cannot see any logical reason why it is doing this and is hobbling getting this thing done and shipped.
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You have tabs in you cut. If you want to delete the waste to show the final product temporally remove the tabs.
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Repeat - There are no tabs in the cut.
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Sorry Doug, miss the no tabs part.
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I triple checked before I posted, no tabs.

don't use them often but I think they do show in preview if present. Have had this happen before but more any annoyance now its an inconvenience. Ended up just doing a screen shot and sending that.
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Try upping the Preview Simulation Quality under the Toolpath menu. Sometimes with a thin cut in relation to the size of the job there can be touching pixels at the lower resolutions which the software then basically treats as a tab.

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Doug,
A simple answer would be to set the cutting depth .01 deeper than the thickness of the material

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try using a wider cutter

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Agree with Michael to duplicate the toolpath for preview only, and increase depth of cut.
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I have had this & found that increasing the Toolpath preview resolution as Adrian has suggested worked so it looks like either method has the same results :lol: :lol:
Only problem with increasing the toolpath resolution is that it will increase the time the simulations takes so if you have an older slow running machine then it can take a bit longer :lol: :lol:

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Looking at the image it does not look like you actually previewed the profile toolpath. Without doing that, there is no waste material. Maybe I am wrong but that is what it looks like...
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mezalick wrote:Doug,
A simple answer would be to set the cutting depth .01 deeper than the thickness of the material

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Actually did, material is .5 and cut .51

I would think, if its through its through and doesn't really matter, in simulation, if its .51 or .91, the preview clearly shows when it is through.
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Doug have you checked that the profile vector is closed and that there is no nodes out of place or perhaps a duplicate vector that is open?

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Tim may be right, doesn't look like I even ran the profile, had a bunch of temp and revised toolpaths and might have got mixed up ... Closed that session long ago, but should be easy enough to replicate.
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Post by hdtheater »

I know this is an older thread, but I ran into this same issue and the increase in preview simulation quality fixed my issue.

Among the steps I took to troubleshoot was increasing the bit size (which also fixed it). Oddly enough when I shrunk the bit size, it barely even registered in the preview.
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