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LCam Offset corners
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:28:25 PM »

 I draw a box in TurboCad 18, explode it 8 times and save as a DXF.
In LCam I optimize it, select offset, a 1/4" mill, choose outside and a direction.
When I click Create Offset it offsets but rounds all the corners. If I choose inside it
does ok. What am I doing wrong? Ben
Re: LCam Offset corners
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:33:12 PM »
Hi Ben,
   The toolpath (centerline of the cutter) will be a radius around the corner leaving the actual part with a sharp corner.

Look at ot closely with the simulation.

Hope this is what you mean,
Russ

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Re: LCam Offset corners
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 08:57:38 PM »
Thanks for the quick response. When I look at the G code it has a curve statement "G3" at each corner. Ben
Re: LCam Offset corners
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 06:32:17 AM »
Notice the sharp corner on the part and the tool path at the cutter centerline.

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Re: LCam Offset corners
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 03:40:11 PM »
Thanks and also for the quick replies. I see the light. Ben