How do I set the Cut Depth when v-carving?

The V-carved Toolpath is unique because there is no way to set the Cut Depth. The toolpath requires a closed vector shape and will move the v-bit as deep as required to machine to the two vectors on either side of the bit.

In general:

  • The wider the gap between the two vectors, the deeper the v-bit will cut.

  • The narrower the gap between the two vectors, the shallower the v-bit will cut.

  • The higher the included angle of the v-bit, the more 'pointed' it is and the deeper it will cut.

  • The lower the included angle of the v-bit, the 'flatter' it is and will cut shallower

Note: As long as you have the Material Thickness accurately set in the Material Setup, the program will warn you if the depth of the v-carving will be deeper than the material thickness.