My spoilboard is leveled, and the router is trammed. But it’s still not good enough if my carves are going over a few cm’s. Enter auto level, but I’m not getting great results with my current workflow:
- create art in inkscape
- import SVG into carbideCreate
- define vcarve paths
- Save gcode
- In the nc file, remove the line after “Move to safe Z to avoid workholding” because for whatever reason, it crashes the bit into the work piece if I don’t when using bCNC
- open gcode in bCNC
- run auto level
- apply it
- Run it.
My text looks like garbage. If do the same steps as above, and don’t run autolevel, it looks fine, except of course the variance in the work piece’s height causes it’s own issues.
I’ve tried to avoid carbideCreate altogether, but bCNC makes a mess of importing SVG’s. Half of the artwork usually ends up missing. How are people getting good results with auto leveling? Different software? Different flow?