» Topic: help with simple "wave" design
- June 5, 2014 at 1:51 am #18500
Hello everyone. New to Bobcad and need some help/direction.
The project is pretty simple. Need to route 4×8 sheets of MDF with an “organic” wave lines.
All I need to do is plunge this to variable depth as I modulate the X and Y: Round Nose Router Bit : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T7DP/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1#
I have a license for Bobcad and Bobart.
Appreciate some direction :).
AmirJune 5, 2014 at 9:10 am #18501
You will have to model the shape in 3axis. You could then use slice planar to machine it.June 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm #18504
Thanks Sean. I was afraid you were going to say that :). Good to know it can be done that way.
I will try to create the model. If I get stuck, I hope I can impose on you for another hint :).June 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm #18505
Well,maybe Sean can get Al to respond to this,and/or post this question on CNC Zone and/or do a search on CNC Zone as Al DePoala (works for BoB) has done some tutorials on just this,that includes video’s.This was a couple of years ago.I am sure you would benefit from them.If that fails to get you anywhere,post back and let us know.I just feel this has been covered very well in the past,so no need to duplicate.June 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm #18508
here is the link I was referring to http://www.cnczone.com/forums/bobcad-cam/166330-3d-textured-wall-panel.htmlJune 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm #18536
Than you so much JR! That was a great video. I have been to CNCzone and watched many of Al’s videos but had missed this one.
As it turns out that was the direction I was going and had created my model using textures.
Here is the part that I can’t figure out and Al’s video has the same “issue.” I like to use a large bit and have it travel the direction of troughs. I am thinking that would be much faster and cleaner than using a smaller bit and going across the panel as Al’s video shows.
Is there any hope of figuring out how to go that way? Or going across the pattern is better anyway?
Thanks again.June 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm #18541
You could always draw your tool path in 3D wireframe.Then you could use 3D Engrave as your tool path.(there is a bunch of stuff to learn,but doable.)
From there you can do only a section,then you could do tool path array,,or translate or rotate // copy.So you would not have to draw a whole sheet.
Not to steer you away from here,but there are some that are pretty darn good with the Art part of BoB at the Zone.May be worth a post there.
June 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm #18560
- This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by jrmach.
Thanks a bunch. Good to know there is a path there. I will drop by the zone and see if I can get help from folks there.
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