I’m engraving various text on wood and I’ve notice some of the engraving is not fully red but orange in the toolpath editor. My text size is min 0.2 in height and 0.7 in width. Is the orange an indicator that the engraving is too small? Also the blue line that usually shows the v-crave path is not visible. Not sure what I’ve done wrong.
Is there a colour code listing o help me identify this problem? Here’s a screenshot of my problem.
This is most likely a problem with path winding — it’s supposed to be fixed in newer builds of Carbide Create. You can usually fix it by drawing in a bit of additional geometry and unioning it with the problem geometry. See:
1.) There is no option to boolean union text alone, or fixing the broken path (I am using a 2015 copy of Carbide). I have to click on the entire section on the drawing including holes, text and contour outlines. When I group these together by boolean unioning them, the holes and text delete. If i do the opposite, boolean subtraction, holes, text and outlines stay in tact but then I can’t actually select the text in the toolpath editor.
I’m following the example you’ve sent and still not sure what is wrong. Should I up date my carbide Create?