I’m using Cardbide Create to process GCode for a Sainsmart 3018 PROver.
I processed a logo with the Advanced VCarve toolpath. For other reasons not related to the issue, I have to then cut the files in half in order to tool change on my 3018. When I ran the VCarve file it worked just fine but when I ran the pocket file, the left side of the file started cutting about a .5 inch off the original z mark. So the right side of the stock cut okay but the bit never touched the left side of the media.
2X2 BSPCO LOGO OUTER1.nc (254.2 KB)
This is the raw advanced vcarve file not split, which I used to run the first part of the cut.
Naturally I checked the flatness of the wasteboard and my media, everything is perfectly flat but it still didn’t work any ideas.
Flat is good, but perpendicular to your cutter (tram) is what you need.
If you lower the cutter to a known distance above your stock (use a spacer) on the right side and then jog left, does the distance stay the same?