v-carve tool pathing

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oldlogtrucker
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v-carve tool pathing

Post by oldlogtrucker »

my v-carve tool path is too deep and bold for the text I am trying to carve. Can anyone explain to me how to set the depth of v-carve for a .50 90degree when carving .5 inch lettering? and then again when doing 1 inch lettering. maybe if I see both I will be able to understand the difference.
Thanks
Kathy
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Re: v-carve tool pathing

Post by PaulRowntree »

The V depth is set by the width of the vector outline and the shape of the cutter. if you want to limit that depth then set a 'Flat Depth' on the V-carve toolpath dialog. The final path will flat-bottom out at that Z value. If you want to use a tool other than the v-bit for the flat bottom, select it as a "Use Flat Area Clearance Tool".
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oldlogtrucker
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Re: v-carve tool pathing

Post by oldlogtrucker »

Thanks Paul,
I will try that.
Kathy
Camaster StingerII - FTC, Vac Table - Aspire
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