Cross Sections in Carbide Create

It would be a great “visual verification” for checking depth of pockets, engravings, grooves, etc… if you could draw a line through the toolpath simulation and then see a cross section view.

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In the latest versions of Carbide Motion you get a preview of your file. It shows several different views. This is not in Carbide Create but does show you how deep a cut will be visually.

A work-around for this is to drag a given section up against the edge of the stock temporarily:

Or, even easier, just adjust the size of the stock temporarily:

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Couldn’t you just add a temporary pocket that intersects the text? That way you don’t need to move things around.



Brilliant solution. Sometimes my brain locks up when frustrated! Thanks for the great tip!

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