V-carving the bottom of a pocket

(Julien Heyman) #1


I want to V-carve some letters at the bottom of pockets. Is there any trick to set the V-carve toolpath “start depth”, or is the only solution to run the pocketing job, then re-zero on the bottom of the pocket, and then running the V-carving job ?

(William Adams) #2

Using Carbide Create?

The only way around it is two separate settings for Z origin — set the stock thickness to match the material removed in the first operation with origin set to bottom, change it to origin set to top for the V Carve cut — you won’t be able to preview both I think, but that would allow it all in one file for a separate point of control.

I’d use two separate files though, since I’m sure I’d mess up and forget.

(Julien Heyman) #3

Allright. Two separate files it is, thanks Will.