Beginning with v carving

(Terry Morris Carlsbad, CA) #1

So I have a small plaque I want to make and I want to v carve the text but no matter the font or size I see the same issue in preview that looks like a dog bone on the ends of all the letters. Is it just the preview or have I got something set wrong?

Using a 1/2" wide Whiteside 60d V bit

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(Arjan van de Ven) #2

make sure you have the angle in the tools set to 30degree
(cc uses half angle)

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(Neil Ferreri) #3

Shouldn’t CC generate gcode based on the input angle, regardless if it is the correct one? That is the preview. Even with a 120deg bit, you can carve sharp corners. It should generate paths so the depth adjusts based on the geometry. I don’t use CC, but that seems odd. Almost as if you told it to start carving below your stock surface or it’s a flat toolpath. Can you share the file, @tmorris9? Or a look at the toolpaths from a 3D angle.

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(Terry Morris Carlsbad, CA) #4

Yea, learned that first thing when it would not let me put in 90 for my 90 degree v bit.

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(Terry Morris Carlsbad, CA) #5

Yea it turned out ok. Was just a render glitch.
Some lines where faint but that was because of the sizes of font.

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(Michael) #6

@tmorris9
What version of CC are you currently using?

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(Terry Morris Carlsbad, CA) #7

413

This is extra words so I can post this

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(Michael) #8

V carving has had a few updates since the. It’s on 429 now and they are getting ready for another stable release. So I’d try 429 and see if that changes your results before getting too deep into things. I’ve seen drastic changes in quality of v carve option lately

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(Alan Simpkins) #9

Where can I find the 429 release?

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(Luc) #10

Well I think they are now at 431, this is rapid prototyping for you! Anyhow, the latest is here: https://carbide3d.com/carbidecreate/unstable/ Maybe it will be 432 by the time you get there.

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(Terry Morris Carlsbad, CA) #11

Yea, latest version fixed the visual glitch.

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