Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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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.
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Setting a limit height value when you create the shape should do it.

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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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.

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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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.

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Thanks very much!

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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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..
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Glad to hear that I am not alone in my never ending thoughts of how to solve a problem.

Again, thanks very much

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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

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Or use a fluting toolpath. This works in VCP too.
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Re: Flat area in bottom of cutout.

Post by mtylerfl »

Many ways to skin a cat. Here's another way, just for fun...

1) Dome -Subtract
2) Full-Depth Block - Add
3) Partial Depth Block - Merge
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