This is what I know…
-I have a 3/4 inch thick piece of cabinet ply clamped down onto my workbench.
-My MPCNC looks very nice. However, unless I learn how to actually cut things with it. It will just be a pretty ornament in my garage. Lol
-I want my end mill to start against my workbench at the zero point, at the start of the run I want it to raise up and move over to the starting point and start cutting.
I’ve gone over vicious’s walk through a dozen times attempting the tool paths on my own and end up with something that’s going to take 40+ hours to cut. I know this is wrong, clearly.
In the walk through, he mentions that the program will ask you how tall your workpiece is. Not once did it ever ask. It only asked me how deep I wanted my yellow cuts to be because I must not have specified a value.
Does the .dxf file provided have dimensions associated with it? As in does Estlcam already know how big the piece is?
I know this is a lot to chew but if at the bare minimum all that I obtained from this post was how to take his file that already has the tool paths present and learned how to adjust it from his workpiece (11.5mm) to my 3/4 ply. Then I’d be happy. More schooling would be fantastic though.
Thank you to anyone willing to help.