Additional square vector in 3d download?

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DougW
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Additional square vector in 3d download?

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I have imported a round scene from VectorClip3d and when doing a rough tool path gett a square around the outside of the carving which gets all materiasl outside the square carved out to the same depth as the round scene....Where is this coming from...How do i eliminate the sqaure.....This is happening on other imports as well.
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zeeway
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Re: Additional square vector in 3d download?

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Click on the round scene, then construct an outline vector form the icon in the modeling tab (fourth icon from left, on second row). Highlight that and then click the round scene and do then round tool path - now it will cut only inside your new vector.

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Re: Additional square vector in 3d download?

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Thanks for your reply...I guess I should have also included that I tried that and the result is creating a square...not conforming to the round carving

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Re: Additional square vector in 3d download?

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Sounds like your round scene comes on a square in the model. You can still do the same thing, by just creating a circle, and play around until you get one the right size to enclose your round scene. Then click on the round vector you just created, hold down shift then click on the round scene...then go to toolpaths and toolpath away.

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Re: Additional square vector in 3d download?

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Thank you...that did the trick. Apparently all of Vectorclip3d models off a block unless you opt for no dishing. Appreciate your help....

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Re: Additional square vector in 3d download?

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Glad it worked for you. You can also do the same trick (with any closed vector shape) to machine just a portion of any 3d shape.

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