V Carve Polyline?


(John Ellenberger) #1

I was trying to do a wood trail map (sign) by importing the map as background and tracing over the paths with polylines. When I try to do v-carve on this the labels (text) show up in the simulation but the polylines are completely missing.

Do I have use a small ball end on the paths?

Why can’t I v-carve a polyline?


(William Adams) #2

A V-carve can only be applied to a closed region / path. That said, a polyline is not that useful in Carbide Create since the app will automatically close the toolpath by returning to the origin point at the end of the path via a straight line.

If you’ll post your source file, we’ll gladly look at it and see what can be done with it.


(John Ellenberger) #3

Well not sure what you meant by source but here is an example .jpg I was using as a tracing pattern.


(William Adams) #4

You have to use a closed path.

Open paths show as magenta in Carbide Create until they are closed.

Best thing to do is to start a polyline or curve on a snap-to-point so as to be able to ensure that it gets closed (don’t click on the “Done” button).