Newie questions I have completed assembly of Shapeoko XXL and ran thru checking the Calibration, squareness of the X-Axis and Y-Axis and Tramming the Z- Axis thanks to the Youtube video (https://youtu.be/K4LXorGv-Lc) I am surprised that Carbide 3d doesn’t there own video or maybe they do and I cant find it.
Back to my question: I am trying to find a tutorial on Carbide Create. I seen a quick video where Winton goes thru some highlights. But I am trying to understand When I create a Square (For Example) then go to tools paths. I can select Contour Cut then select Outside Cut, Inside Cut and No Offset. Seems straight forward but How do you apply an offset? What does NO OFFSET actual mean? Do you modify the cutter and is this the StepOver(Offset)? Just trying to get a handle on terminology.
Maybe it me but is there a physical location for manuals, Tutorials for each instrument? Support hasn’t responded after a couple of days so I suspect there are backed up on emails.
We also have a bunch of content in production and post production right now on this exact topic. I’ll circle back here as we get it posted.
The questions you ask are good ones and can lead you to many learning opportunities. Best thing to do is pick a project and start experimenting. Coasters, catch trays, cutting boards are great starters to experiment and learn.
There’s no substitute for the experience running the machine and making stuff. You’ll make mistakes along the way and learn.
Welcome to the family and CNC. You’ve made a great choice to dive in.