How to clear area around text


(William Adams) #1

To clear an area around a text:

  • ensure that you are using text suitably sized / shaped to be cut out by the endmill which you plan to use
  • set the text
  • offset the desired amount around the text
  • select the original text and the offset geometry
  • assign a Toolpath | Contour | Pocket toolpath at the desired depth

(Byrne Pedit) #2

Dang, wish you’d have published that yesterday! I just did that operation last night by lying about the bit size, and lessening the stepover, to “pocket trash” the area around letters I’d already cut. Thanks.


(William Adams) #3

c.f, https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Carbide_Create_Basics#Clearing_area_around_drawing