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Forum: CAM Tue 16 December 2014, 07:16
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Posted By Duds
Thanks Gerry, I just found another fault with my...

Thanks Gerry, I just found another fault with my DXF. Some of the paths are less than 1/8" internal pocket distance. I have assumed and applied a 1/8" downcut tool to rout the rebates. The result is...
Forum: CAM Tue 16 December 2014, 01:36
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
I really appreciate you guys taking the time to...

I really appreciate you guys taking the time to comment. I've learned a lot today. I think this has turned into a very valuable thread.
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
Hi Gerry, specifically, I am trialling a number...

Hi Gerry, specifically, I am trialling a number of different tools. CAMBAM, Cut2D, ESTLCAM and MakerCAM. The file is the Christmas baubles file and it's meant to be a big challenge. I want to push...
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 19:46
Replies: 16
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Posted By Duds
OK with a tip from Bruce and Gerry, thanks, I...

OK with a tip from Bruce and Gerry, thanks, I have improved the file by removing all HATCH from the dxf and changing the file format to R13, I can't save in R12. This has improved the file size to...
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 19:31
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
Great thanks Gerry

Great thanks Gerry
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 19:21
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
Sorry Pete, its 2.5D. The dxf file is in the...

Sorry Pete, its 2.5D. The dxf file is in the other thread i posted. Christmas Baubles (https://www.dropbox.com/s/nizxpcub2nuaxea/PG003%20Christmas%20Baubles-complete.dxf?dl=0)
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 18:11
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
Hey Mike, yeah I'm chunking the job down into sub...

Hey Mike, yeah I'm chunking the job down into sub operations to reduce file sizes. That seems to be the best way to go about it. Also chunking down single operations to smaller groups of paths and...
Forum: CAM Mon 15 December 2014, 06:14
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By Duds
Big Files

Hi folks, I'm working on a big file.

I'm having problems with long GCode compile times, over an hour. I have tried ESTLCAM and CAMBAM. ESTLCAM just doesn't seem to finish, though I love it for...
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