Z axis programming

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fred ruppert
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Z axis programming

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I want to program a profile in the X-Z direction, going incrementally in the Y direction. Is this possible with VCarve Pro?

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Re: Z axis programming

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Not understanding exactly Fred .
Like this Fluting example?
FLUTING 1.jpg
FLUTING EXAMPLE1.crv
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Oh BTW...edit tool so it's an odd number of passes(1-3-5-etc.) so it starts at the shallow end...idiosyncrasy of the toolpath(?).
(only needed for the first pass if a number of vectors are arrayed usually, as then it's only cutting stepover between polylines)
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Re: Z axis programming

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Actually I was considering how to make a wave form in the X direction, modifying the Y axis in an up/down motion to create the wave form.

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Re: Z axis programming

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Can be done in Aspire. Another approach is to make this in a CAD or 3d drawing program outside of VCarve Pro and import an stl file.

Or here are other options that may move you in the right direction using standard vectors. Paul Rowntree has some interesting programs and gadgets that might help, depending on what you're trying to do. These include his Standing Wave program and his FlutePlus gadget:

http://paulrowntree.weebly.com/standingwave.html
http://paulrowntree.weebly.com/gadgets.html

Good luck!
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Re: Z axis programming

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There was a thread about this sort of thing that "mezalick" responded to using a ball bit with a "V-Carve / engraving" toolpath.

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Re: Z axis programming

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It looks like the "Flute Plus" Gadget from Paul Rowntree may work, thanks for the tip

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Re: Z axis programming

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Not sure, but would the moulding toolpath solve your challenge?
wave using moulding toolpath.jpg
A wavy vector to be extruded, and a straight vector as the path to extrude it along.

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