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Cuttng ourside border of part
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* March 08, 2012, 09:57:18 AM
I used path milling to cut the outside border, but the bit cuts centered on the border, not offset by 0.25 as needed.

What is the correct method for cutting the part loose?

Bergy

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March 08, 2012, 10:49:18 AM
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You need to do an "Offset Contour".
1 - From the CAM Pallett or Menu, choose CAM| Contours| Offset
2 - Enter the "Offset Vaslue" in the dialogue box
3 - Click on the entity you need to offset from, you will see a small circle appear on the entity
4 - Click away from the entity in the direction you want the offset to be & a green offset contour will appear. You can use this to path mill.

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* March 08, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
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KMartin,

  Thanks, I needed to do this with two processes...

  How can I go back and change the  offset now?

Bergy

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* March 08, 2012, 02:00:00 PM
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I.m trying to get this outsdie border area to clear when looking from the rendering.  My pockets are invisable, but only see the green line.
Bergy

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March 08, 2012, 03:12:08 PM
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I will upload some more screen shots in a bit.

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* March 08, 2012, 03:59:27 PM
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For a work around and to keep plugging at it, I deleted it and adjust the offset, Please, would still like to know how to just edit the offset.

I now have a lead in/out on the wrong side and the move lead in/out is shaded out when selecting Contours direction and entry point.

It on the wrong side and in a tight place; needs relocated.

Bergy

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March 08, 2012, 07:43:48 PM
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The easiest way is to just delete the offset & do another with the correct number.

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* March 08, 2012, 09:23:23 PM
#7
Kmartin,

 Looks like I took the easest appoach. Thanks for your time...

 Any ideas on the lead in/out on the wrong side with no select to switch/mirrow?

Bergy

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March 09, 2012, 05:21:19 AM
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There is a Mirror Leadin command. Just click on it & you leadin will change.

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* March 09, 2012, 08:30:32 PM
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Kmartin,
  The problem was that there was NO mirrror Leadin/Leadout commands .  Just a few including direction, finish, exit.

I've been persistant and attached is a pdf...  Did several fresh starts though.

Bergy

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March 10, 2012, 08:51:01 AM
#10
You may have to re-install TC & The CAM plug-in.

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