Maybe I’m missing something easy, but I can’t figure out how to accomplish the following.
I’m designing a zero clearance insert of my table saw (milled upside down on the Shapeoko). I want to be able to utilize different thicknesses of material e.g., phenolic or various plywoods. I don’t want to manually change all the toolpaths each time I put a new material on the board. I’d like to just tell Vectric Desktop the material thickness using a “thickness” document variable and have a formula for all of the toolpaths. So the riving knife slot toolpath would figure out that I want to cut “thickness” plus 0.015" and the blade relief cut would be “thickness” to “edge_thickness”. My “edge_thickness” is a 0.010" from the wasteboard (which is the top of the upside down insert). This is a static measurement for several toolpaths, and is a dimension that shouldn’t change.
How do I tell Vectric to cut to a specific height regardless of the thickness of the material?
It has variables and formulas but you still need to recalculate the toolpath. You might be able to accomplish it with toolpath templates but I’m not 100% sure on that or if it’s in desktop or you need Pro