How do I rotate it horizontally so it fits on a narrow board. Okay you can see the part is placed on very wide material, 36 x 16, as it came in when opened. It will fit on a much narrower board if I can rotate it more horizontal in MeshCam. The ZIP file attached is what I am working with, will be deleted in a week from this post.
How do I do this rotation?
Secondly I need to flip the part an machine the other side the same. Any ideas on doing this?
Thanks for any help ~KAP
I believe that you would need to do such arbitrary rotation in a 3rd party tool such as Microsoft’s 3D Builder.
Okay, still not finding a way to rotate the part as I would like to I emailed Rob. He answered …
The Geometry->Rotate command will let you rotate around the Z axis to spin the part like that. Once you do that, you can use either the Flip or Quick Flip machining jobs on the rotated version of your part.
So I did figure it out …
Go to… GEOMETRY … ROTATE GEOMETRY … PICK SIDE TO MACHINE … a pop-up menu will show … Type in the “Z” box the amount of rotation you need. This will rotate the machine side depending on the PICK SIDE TO MACHINE you select. Try it a few time and select different boxes to see how they rotate the part.
The last picture shows that the part rotated about the Z axis 45° to the X & Y planes.
Hope this helps others … ~KAP
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