Thread: Vcarve workpiece orientation
1. Only the vectors rotate when you apply transforms, the material does not.
2. As I see it the material is part of the workpiece
And lastly I don't have any problem with this, it's just the way it is.
Last edited by EddyCurrent; 30-10-2014 at 09:17 PM.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
phill05, if I was cutting shapes from sheet material or stock that was well oversize for the job, it would not matter that only the vectors rotate.
But if you cut like I do where the material profile is cut to size first on a saw, then clearly if only the vectors rotate they would no longer fit the stock material.
I use CamBam mostly and it's the same with that, if I apply transforms the stock material is unaffected, so what I have to do is resize the stock to orient it in the other direction, i.e. swap over the X and Y values.
Now all that is fine and I don't have a problem with that but what I am saying different to you is this, the material or stock in some instances, as above, is clearly the workpiece.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
Eddy It was your contribution that first saw light of Material: "I just tried Ctrl +9 45 left, Ctrl +0 45 right in VCarve, it rotates the vectors but not the material (workpiece stock)"
Eddy I am working on different designs every day of many differnt sizes and the Vectors are my workpiece, I don't get to see a machine bed or get my hands dirty, I design and feed G code to 2 machines, I tell the guys 30 plus miles away from me in which axis to load the stone, power on and leave me to it.
So could we both agree / disagree the we could both be right.
Last question to D-man great you got sorted mate lets see some of your work now, and who looks the fussy twat now.
post #17, Earl said your hotkeys in post #15 only rotated the vectors not the workpiece
post #20, you said, "The Vectors are the workpiece!!"
post #24, I was responding to your post#20 by confirming what Earl said in post #17.
Then I started to think about what constituted the 'Workpiece', it was different to your thoughts, and it went on from there
Maybe this ? http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...lish/workpiece
Last edited by EddyCurrent; 31-10-2014 at 02:03 PM.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
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