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Old 07-18-2019, 08:25 AM
TimPa TimPa is offline
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Default raster direction

cutting a simple pocket in aspire v9.517, and using the raster toolpath. the raster direction shown in the toolpath (horizontal in this case) is the one i want as it follows the grain.

when the machine cuts the pocket however, the raster changes to vertical, against the grain. does anyone know where and how am i losing control of the raster direction?? i should clarify, the raster is against the grain in the real piece of wood, not the grain direction of the simulated wood in the program...

thank you in advance for any words of wisdom!
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:23 AM
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Any chance you first created/saved the tool paths at 90 degrees then changed to 0 degrees but forgot to save the new .tap file out? Don't ask me how I know this is an easy error to make.

Otherwise.... what Aspire displays on the screen is always (fingers crossed) the G code that gets generated.

Finally, it's a good idea to share the G code (.tap file) too in cases like this. And, if you're not using any 3d features, you can save in .crv format so the folks that have VCarvePro can also help you.
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:06 AM
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I've never had it not raster in the direction it was programmed to and simulated as. I have, like Mike, reprogrammed a pocket toolpath and changed the direction and not saved the corrected one I wanted but fortunately caught myself before cutting.
I can't look at your file as I'm not on my CAD computer.

If you simply can't get it to work, is there a chance you can change the orientation of your work piece so it will cut the way you want it?
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:19 PM
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You can set the angle...with our Camaster machines, the raster angle of 0 is along the X axis. A raster angle of 90 is with the Y axis. (You can set it to any angle, however, that is best for your operation and I have done that sometimes for a pocket that's angled on the material to keep the motion efficient) One other thing...if you change the angle in the toolpath, you need to be sure you regenerate that toolpath and save it before loading the file into WinCNC to cut.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:10 AM
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thank you all for your inputs. i will post the .tap files in the future! unfortunately i have not altered the raster angles in this one at all. i placed a request in with vectric about it, i will let you know what they say. thanks again!
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:04 AM
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Ok, the Aspire file and the G code .tap file show horizontal, zero degree, raster moves along the X axis. Looks as expected.

So.... at the risk of asking a very insulting question, do you have the correct view of horizontal and vertical on your machine? Really, sorry if I just insulted you!
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:25 AM
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lol, no worries Mike!!! to my knowledge horizontal on the screen relates to the x axis, and vertical on the screen relates to the y axis, correct??? you can see in the pic that the raster lines are vertical. picture is not rotated...
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