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I need a program to cut a series of rectangular pockets. I need to be able to enter the variables and have the machine cut my materials. The variable needed are as follows.
Size of bit
Width of material
Length of material
Thickness of material
Width of pocket
Length of Pocket
Number of pockets
Distance between pockets
Feed rate
Pockets are always centered on the width
The pockets would generally be cut along the Y
Cutting first pocket one size and the second another size would be helpful.
 I am willing to reimburse someone for their time to create such a program.
I build Vinyl fences and this is to cut my materials.

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« on: November 02, 2012, 09:47:32 PM »
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