Trying to use CC to do the g-code for a cribbage board. Board has a ton of 1/8" holes for the pegs, which I drew in my Cadd program and imported into CC as a DXF file. So far so good.
The problem comes when I try to create g-code. Since the bit size is 1/8" and the hole size is also 1/8", the program refuses to generate a proper g-code file. It’s just like it doesn’t see the holes, they do not show up in the simulation. I tried all the types of holes, if I select outside or no offset, it will do a g-code file, but the results are wrong.
If I edit the tool size and make it a couple of thou smaller than the hole, it will generate proper code. It also seems to work properly if I use a 1/16" bit instead of a 1/8" bit to generate the g-code. I don’t have any bits smaler than 1/8", so that is not an option. Is there something I am missing? Is there a special way to do straight drilling rather than routing?
Another issue I am running into is that CC is VERY SLOW when doing a lot of small holes. Recalculating the display can take up to 5 minutes. I have a fast 8 core processor and 16GB or RAM, as well as a fast video card, but it seems the program only uses 1 processor core. This is very annoying especially when trying to troubleshoot, it takes forever to regenerate the image. Windoews just keeps telling me the program is not responding until its finished.