Large text in CC

Post Reply
rstetson255
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 pm

Large text in CC

Post by rstetson255 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:16 pm

I am trying to create a sign that has very large text (7 inch tall). With very tall text the letters are also very thick (about 1.5 inch). In carbide create when mapping this out with a 1/2 inch vee cutter, the simulation pass stays right in the middle of the text and causes the thickness of the letter to be 1/2 inch at maximum (which causes all sorts of funky looking letters). Can I make CC do multiple passes with the 1/2 inch vee cutter to start on one side of the letter and drop over and down to the bottom of the vee and then start walking back up and over to finish?
cnc.png
cnc.png (5.73 KiB) Viewed 2309 times

WillAdams
Posts: 8588
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Location: Pennsylvania --- south of the Turnpike, East of US-15
Contact:

Re: Large text in CC

Post by WillAdams » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:33 am

Recent betas have added an "Advanced V carving" feature which directly supports this for folks who have a BitSetter or are able to do toolchanges in a single file:

http://carbide3d.com/carbidecreate/beta/

For a manual work-around see: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Car ... nd_drawing
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

Post Reply