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Offline PeteG

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Open vectors
« on: January 11, 2020, 03:43:45 PM »
Hi

I appreciate that the may not be the right forum, but here goes.

I'm using VCarve and I have created a stylised line drawing of a dog and I want to engrave this onto a bit of MDF with a 60 degree V bit. I have selected the image and set the tool, but when I hit 'Calculate' to get the tool path I get a message saying:

"Ignoring Unsuitable Open Vectors. 19 open vectors in the selection are being ignored. There are 0 remaining vectors."

No tool paths are created.

What am I doing wrong?
Re: Open vectors
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 04:32:11 PM »
You are trying to use the Profile toolpath

You probably need to use the Quick Engraving Toolpath

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Re: Open vectors
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 05:04:04 PM »
Hi

Thanks for the reply. I was using the Engraving tool path, or at least trying to. You mention the quick engraving tool path, I don't see this in the version I have: VCarve Desktop V10.

Best

Peter

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Re: Open vectors
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 01:39:36 AM »
Hi Peter,

V-Carve has told you that there are open vectors in your drawing...
In V-Carve Edit tab you need to select the open vectors then join the vectors - once you have a complete vector then it can be selected and the toolpath created.

You really need to have a read through the Vectric manual - I do appreciate that it's not that easy to understand but you have to go through the learning curve.

Tweakie.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 01:42:05 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
KEEP SAFE !

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Re: Open vectors
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 01:41:50 AM »
Hi Tweakie

I shall do that.

Cheers

Peter
Re: Open vectors
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 02:43:30 PM »
The Quick Engraving tool is the fourth tool path type; after Profile, Pocket, Drilling

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Re: Open vectors
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 06:18:22 PM »
Hi

Thanks for this info. I was able to do a profile cut, I got a notification that there were open vectors and chose the option to ignore these. I was able to make the cut with a 3mm end mill.

I will check the quick engraving.

Best

Peter
Re: Open vectors
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 12:41:08 PM »
The other option is to do the profile setting the Machining Vector  to  Cut On the Line, instead of Inside or Outside

Marsha