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Discussion in 'CAM' started by Mark Carew, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. JustinTime

    JustinTime Journeyman
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    Having it raised and with a 3/8" border will be a taunting task, at best. I opened the .dxf file in SketchUp with no problems and checked it out. On a 8x8 piece of wood the max bit diameter you can use is 1/16" and maybe even smaller. To pocket out all the material you don't want with a 1/16" bit is a chore since you'll have to have the bit do an overlap when pocketing or the final result will look like grooves and not flat.
    In this specific design, the bigger the piece you use the easier it will be to do.
     
  2. Sophabean

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    OK, back to the drawing board. Thankyou very much for your help.
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    • Opened your file in QCAD
    • Converted everything to Polylines using the Draw > Polylines from Selection command
    • Took that into CAM
    • Added a square as a border around (as a boundary, to pocket the negative space)
    • Selected-all (Ctrl+A)
    • Added to a new toolpath, pocket, apply:

    Just learn to cleanup DXFs, its a valuable skill and takes no time at all :)

    upload_2021-8-2_16-20-11.png

    Attached the fixed DXF and OpenBuildsCAM Workspace Export (You need to modify feedrates, tool diameters, etc to suit your actual job)

    As mentioned earlier above:
    That's all I did here, converted it to DXF R14 Polyline format for you, didn't even need any other cleanup.
     

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  4. samuel66

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    bonjour je suis débutant dans le milieu de la cnc.je voudrai acheter une Lead 1010 mais je sais pas quel logiciel prendre . Pouvez vous m éclairer a ce sujet merci

    (moderator added translation: this is an English forum only):
    hello I'm a beginner in the middle of the cnc.je would like to buy a Lead 1010 but I do not know what software to take. Can you explain to me this subject thank you
     
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  5. Peter Van Der Walt

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