8 pointed star in Carbide Create Pro

(William Adams (Carbide 3D)) #1

How to draw:

Start by guessing at the size and setting the origin to center and grid to 0.25in:


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(William Adams (Carbide 3D)) #2

Make a copy of the pixel image and place it centered on the background as a guideline:

Draw circles of a suitable size:

Draw a rectangle of a suitable size:

Draw a small circle:

Draw a large circle:

Duplicate the small circle:

Drag it back into alignment with the original and then select the large circle:

Rotate 180 degrees:

Duplicate parts, drag into alignment, and then rotate using the largest circle:

repeat as needed:

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(William Adams (Carbide 3D)) #3

At this point you have a choice:

  • union everything and depend on Carbide Create Pro
  • use Boolean operations to divide everything up and then model the parts individually

We will show the former here and leave the latter as an exercise for the reader.

Starting with the figure:


we duplicate the central small circle, select everything but it and the largest circle and do Boolean union:

resulting in:

reposition the small circle:

Select the unioned shape and the circle and switch to the model tab and create a model shape with suitable parameters:

Using some technique for two-sided cutting one should then be able to cut this out in two operations.


(Jose Prieto) #4

Ho , Willy thanks a lot for this 8 pointed star , best my friend . looks very good .

Very nice example :slight_smile:

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