This is for discussion of Carbide 3D’s 2.5D design/CAD/CAM application Carbide Create. Please share your tips, tricks, and tutorials, or other discussion on it.
Greetings everybody! I have a brand new Shapeoko XL. I’m trying to learn it. I have a couple of questions.
- How can I open a svg file from Illustrator so it doesn’t end up the incorrect size?
- If we can utilize 33" why doesn’t carbide create allow you to use stock that length? It always size the size is two big and then goes to 32".
Thanks in advance!
1 - Please send any problem files to firstname.lastname@example.org — I just always place a 1" square somewhere, then do the math to re-scale if need be
2 - I believe this is an intentional limit so as to prevent the possibility of moving the endmill too far — to cut out something which is 32" w/ a 1/4" endmill one would need to be 1/8" to either end of it, leaving less than a half-inch of safety to either end. Contact email@example.com to advocate for more control or switch to another toolchain.