Thread: How to do it
Not sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes.
I have been given a Plaque to reproduce on to wood or stone and I have been trying to create a tool path to do the picture but I just can not get the software
to do it . The Software I have been using is COREL DRAW X3....CUT3D... V CARVE PRO and PHOTOVCARVE but I just can not get it to cut the black areas or the white areas as I need the machine to cut down to a depth of 2mm
Can anyone advise me the best way to get the image sharp enough to generate a tool path
have you got artcam ?
Last edited by Fivetide; 14-12-2012 at 11:45 PM.
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Have you been given the actual plaque or that tatty photo Pete?
If you have the actual plaque then photograph it at high resolution & then try the auto trace, it's not that complex so a high rez image should define the edges reasonably well.
You may need to play about with the auto trace as the default settings don't always give the best results, said this on another thread if you want to do this sort of work then you really need to learn how to node edit & get the best out of any trace or vectorising software that you use.
If you have just been given that picture then you will have problems unless you know how to use the software properly. Go back to who ever gave it to you & ask for a higher resolution image.
I Dont have artcam yet but its on my list of things to get BUT " I think I now have it sorted as I have done it in INKSPACE but i have yet to machine it out .
I have done it on my Laser and it has come out perfect I will post a few pics of the job on here when done .
Thank you all for your help
Got a bigger picture?
Any update pics Peter?
Sorry not been on for a while have been busy at the shop ....This CNC carry on is bluddy Dangerous ??? so far I have lost the top of my finger broke my foot and poisoned myself and all done in my workshop and not to mention the pile of broken tooling in the corner and I have enjoyed every moment of it
Will post some pics tomorrow evening and any comments good or bad are welcome but keep in mind that I have not been doing this a year yet so still a lot to learn.