2D-2.5D Techniques

This section continues to work with the drawing and 2D and 2.5D toolpath functions but focuses on specific techniques such as trouble-shooting problems with imported data, nesting cabinet parts, the V-Inlay technique, rotary machining and two-sided part cutting.


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D01D01 - Working with Imported Vectors

This video contains a demonstration of the three ways to import vector data into the software and the differences between them. It includes a discussion of the most common issues encountered from imported 3rd party file types and how to fix them.

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D02D02 - Toolpath Tiling

This example demonstrates how to cut designs that will not fit on a single piece of material, or are larger than your machine's bed size. This utilizes the Toolpath Tiling Manager to automatically divide the toolpaths into smaller panels which can be saved and machined individually.

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D04D04 - Importing PhotoVCarve Toolpaths

This video demonstrates how to create and incorporate a toolpath into a design which has been created in Vectric’s PhotoVCarve software.

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D05D05 - Working with Nested Cabinet Files

This covers the process to import cabinet design vectors (DXF) and associate toolpaths with vectors or features on specific layers. The toolpaths are then saved as a Toolpath Template for use on other similar parts. To demonstrate how this is used a cabinet part is imported Nested and Toolpaths calculated from the Template.

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D06D06 - Rotary Job Setup and Machining

This video shows how to setup a part for cutting on a rotary axis using the specialty Wrapping Gadget tools. This also covers layout for fluting vectors or spirals and how to create a toolpath to size and shape the material blank.

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D07D07 - VCarve Inlay Technique

This example contains a demonstration of the technique to create inlays that overcomes the usual limitations of a round cutting tool by using a v-bit to cut matching inserts and pockets. This allows for very fine detail and sharp corners on an inlay part.

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D08D08 - Two Sided Machining

This videos looks at the basic concept and tips and tricks for setup and alignment when cutting a two sided part. An example is examined to show the process for setup for two sided machining and the important steps to get a good result with this process.

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