Box Creator- more parts than will fit on a sheet

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SteveL
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Box Creator- more parts than will fit on a sheet

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I'm pretty new to Vcarve. I am playing around with the box creator to make some large boxes and all the parts won't fit on a 4x8 sheet.
How do you handle this, I've never bumped into this issue before. Would I set the extra parts over the others on a different layer or is there some other trick?
Thanks

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Re: Box Creator- more parts than will fit on a sheet

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Depends what options you're using. If it's the dovetail joint then you would need to run the gadget with enough parts checked to fit onto the board and then run it again to get the other parts on another board. That's because you can't recalculate the dovetail toolpath.

With the finger joint (square) option it's a lot easier as that uses normal toolpaths. You can just use the nesting tools, hidden layers or whatever you fancy and then recalculate the toolpaths as normal.

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