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### Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:19 am
The bowl shape in the photo is 18' x 18" x 6" thick. The concave cutout is 5" deep. The concave cutout was made by using the "create shape from vector" tool.

Does anyone know how to put a flat area at the bottom of the concave cutout?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:48 am
Setting a limit height value when you create the shape should do it.

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:24 am
Adrian’s correct, the limit to height option will give you a soft flat bottom ( see attached picture )
If you want a sharp flat bottom, just add another flat component and raise it to where you want.

Michael

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:25 am
Adrian’s correct, the limit to height option will give you a soft flat bottom ( see attached picture )
If you want a sharp flat bottom, just add another flat component and raise it to where you want.

Michael

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:12 pm
Thanks very much!

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:14 am
In my universe, there are three answers to every question.
While having an adult cocktail with my wife this evening , this question started to burn a hole in my forehead...
So, for my third way you could use a the two rail sweep..
I know,,it’s not efficient or even “ easy” but it can be done..
Michael

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:25 am
Glad to hear that I am not alone in my never ending thoughts of how to solve a problem.

Again, thanks very much

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:25 am
Or use a fluting toolpath. This works in VCP too.

### Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:28 pm
Many ways to skin a cat. Here's another way, just for fun...

1) Dome -Subtract