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A little more help needed
« on: February 09, 2007, 04:40:57 PM »
currently my machine is cutting right along the line i have drawn other the changing my drawing how do i make the tool cut to the outside of the line so everything i needed inside the line is still there. i am sorry if this is a stupid question but i am very new at this

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Re: A little more help needed
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 05:49:36 PM »
Not too great at G Code myself but you should be able to  use G41 or G42 to offset by the radius of your cutter.

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Re: A little more help needed
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 09:05:40 PM »
As mentioned, you can use G41/G42, but you'll need lead-in moves and possibly lead-out moves. Usually not for beginners.

 If you're using AutoCAD, use the offset command and offset the lines by 1/2 the tool diameter. Delete the original lines and use the offset ones to create the g-code.

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Re: A little more help needed
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 09:23:09 AM »
Gerry is right! offsetting in DXF is a much better way to go... Cutter comp is not as simple as it sounds
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