Array Copy Toolpath with Moulding Toolpath

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Array Copy Toolpath with Moulding Toolpath

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The Array Copy Toolpath is available with Vcarve Pro and Aspire (Cut 3D Pro?). While answering another question, I discovered that it can also be used with 3D toolpathing AND Moulding Toolpaths. :shock: When using Moulding Toolpaths, it has always irked me that you needed to copy the moulding toolpath for every new instance of a part. If you wanted 3 parts, you needed for each part to have it's own Moulding Toolpath. What a pain in the butt... Now I can put the moulding toolpath and the cutout toolpath in the same Array Copy Toolpath and easily make multiple parts. How long has that been possible? :roll: SUPER!!

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Good tip Gerry....
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Re: Array Copy Toolpath with Moulding Toolpath

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Actually, you don't need to copy the moulding toolpath for each part. When you're setting up the toolpath, just shift-select all the rails, then shift-select the profile as the last vector. It will create one moulding toolpath that includes all the parts you selected. When I'm creating sheets of cabinet doors, I put the rails and the profile vector in one layer so that I can turn off all the other layers and easily select just the moulding toolpath vectors with a couple of clicks. I end up with one moulding toolpath per sheet of doors.

This allows you to have one moulding toolpath that includes many parts with different shapes and sizes.
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Re: Array Copy Toolpath with Moulding Toolpath

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Great.... thanks..

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gkas wrote:The Array Copy Toolpath is available with Vcarve Pro and Aspire (Cut 3D Pro?). While answering another question, I discovered that it can also be used with 3D toolpathing AND Moulding Toolpaths. :shock: When using Moulding Toolpaths, it has always irked me that you needed to copy the moulding toolpath for every new instance of a part. If you wanted 3 parts, you needed for each part to have it's own Moulding Toolpath. What a pain in the butt... Now I can put the moulding toolpath and the cutout toolpath in the same Array Copy Toolpath and easily make multiple parts. How long has that been possible? :roll: SUPER!!

Super Cool Tip!
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