I am at the point where interest has grown for me to cut Grid Lines into the sectional spoil boards on my Iconic 8 CNC. I have tried to design one myself, but have done something wrong. Would anyone have a file (already set up for that cutting task) that they wouldn't mind sharing, or even selling? It would help me to finally get to where I wish to be, with that endeavor.
Good day to you, and than you for those files. Some time back, I had tried to draw up a spoil board gridline cut pattern, but did something wrong. I don't rightly remember what I'd done, then, but in trying to run a simulation, of the job, there was revealed a fair number of errors. Forgive me for having taken so long to get back to you, but I have been under the weather for a while. I'm feeling a bit better, now, and will head down to my shop, momentarily, to cut those lines. I thank you so much.
Just read your signature and see you have Aspire. This file is from Aspire v9.519 so will work with your Aspire version.
Hi again, Joeblow.
Today, I attempted to set up the toolpathing for that file, to see what my bit's depth setting would produce. However, I ran into an issue with 'open vectors' (which brought back to mind what the problem was when I had attempted to create such a file, some time ago). Your file had 70 open vectors that I couldn't (for some reason) close. Therefore, I was halted from being able to go forward.
Hi Nathan. Your over thinking this one. No need to close those vectors at all. Select all the vectors and toolpath with a Profile Toolpath set to "on vector".
Hi there, Joeblow.
Please forgive the elapsed time it's taken for me to get back to you. I had REALLY been tackled by some issues - which caused that to happen, but I am now getting back into the saddle, again. Just now, I read back over your replies (in particular, your last one), after unsuccessfully attempting that Grid Line task, again. I try SO HARD at arming myself with what I need/want to know, about my machine, that I think I gloss right over some things that should have grabbed my attention. That was exactly the case, here. When I read back over you last post, it's like I was reading a portion of it for the very first time. Where you mentioned selecting a PROFILE toolpath, and selecting the cut-on-line part, is what had failed my vision, before. I had been selecting a 'Vcarve' manner, by which to bring success about - and THAT is why it WASN'T happening. I'm good, now, though. And I appreciate you SO MUCH.