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Create a single 3d path?

Discussion in 'SketchUcam Help' started by Jesse_S, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Jesse_S

    Jesse_S New Member

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    I have a cutter with a large z axis, but a limited cutting tool. I'd like to be able to cut a 3d path based on a single line or surface, similar to the normal 2d cutting paths.

    I tried changing the shape of a path generated in 2d, but it just projected the new path down to the normal cutting plane (which is great error handling). Is this possible? The 3d contouring generates a lot more paths than I need, I just need to cut an outline that moves in 3d, but still a single cutting path. If it's not possible, no big deal, but a lot of things I didn't think I could do in SketchUCAM turned out to work great, so I thought I'd ask.
  2. swarfer

    swarfer Moderator Staff Member

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    Grahamstown, South Africa
    no, single line cuts are 2D only.
    once you understand the Gcode it is not that hard to add Z heights to the 2D moves.
    but in doing that, it is also VERY easy to crash into something and break stuff (-:
    it would be better to to use Fusion360 for the more advanced 3D paths.

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