Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:01 am: ||
I don't understand how the vtool setup works. You can enter a tool dia and an angle only. How does the program know how to make the offset if you don't include a tip dia.? I have tried it and the parts come out smaller by the dia. of the tool tip.
Post Number: 1266
|Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 05:26 pm: ||
StlWork has 4 basic tool shapes. Flat, full ball nose radius, bull nose ( radiused corners), and angled-Sharp angled with little or no measurable tip radius.
The toolpaths will be properly compensated in 3D for each of these types.
Fred Smith - IMService
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 10:12 am: ||
If I could make a sujestion.
Most v cutters do have a tip radius. Have a look at www.bitsbits.net. . When cutting small details .005 or .01" makes a very large difference. Details disapear. Compensation would be fantastic. Stlwork is great and could compete with much larger systems if this could be added. I am trying to compensate with leaving an allowance, as used in roughing to compensate for the tip radius. But it is a bit of a head banger.
Most of my work is on scale models so I inevitably have to deal with v bits to get the detail.