Here is the file " resized due to forum upload limits" but the concept and toolpathing ect is the same". As stated im running ArtCamExpress, so i dont have many of the fancy features like you guys have with PRO, and yes i posted this in AE section as well, but for some reason it only posted here, anyhow:
The oval is actually the sphere relief resized into an oval, pasted as ADD, not sure if this is part of the problem.
CH: The simulation shows it cutting from the Top to Bottom. Concerning true roughing AE only has 3D machining option, there is no roughing & finishing options, other than the bits you choose, its only a single type of 3D cutting available, so im wondering if i would have to create a true roughing by doing the following:
1 Click oval>3D machining option>choose rough bit with stepdowns ect>save as ROUGH1
2 Click oval>3D machining option>choose ballnose bit with stepdowns ect> save as FINISH1
"toolpathing the same relief twice with 2 diff bits" ??????? BTW the Thermwood uses GCode/ NC files just for reference
Mike: choosing the depth of cut will override the depth of the relief after its pasted, so the Z depth of the relief is overriden and actually determined by the final Z final pass correct ? By the way, you are correct about calling my reseller, however I assumed i could get answers from ppl on this forum who actually use the products everday, you know, real world experience.
Thank you both, i greatly appreciated your input and knowledge, im gonna keep working on this til I/we get it figured out, and will keep you both posted.