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    Joseph
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    I am new to Bobcad and am in the process of watching the training videos. I am trying to edit my first cad drawing for milling and it is all broken up. The drawing is a series of circles and each circle is made up of 8-10 segments. I am able to select and create the cutting path but on the mill it. is. too. stoppy. and. go. turn. turn.

    I want the mill to drop down, make one smooth cut, and retract.

    I have attached my file for your viewing.

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    jrmach
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    .zip a .bbcd file

    #18550

    Joseph
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    ok. posted.

    My other problem is the fact that my old SouthWestern Ind. Prototrak can only accept 500 lines…and crashes soothing fierce if I attempt anything above that. So original question, How can I simple trim all of the lines to each other to make consistant circles and curves? helping me with a smaller and smoother program.

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    #18553

    jrmach
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    The problem is your geometry is mostly splines.I’ll take a guess and say it was not drawn in BoB.There is no magic button to clean this up in this particular case.It is poorly drawn and to make it right it needs redrawn in a lot of places.It will still consist of a lot of entities re-drawn though.Which means a lot of code for your machine.Still the bigger problem is your machines memory.Have you looked at ways to fix that ?
    If I was stuck with making this work,I would re-draw the circles and whatever looked bad.Zoom in close,there is room for improving.You are going to need to learn the CAD tools.
    An alternative,if you just want to run/as is,,just tool path 1 or 2 parts or whatever per program.

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