Join Taylor Hokanson for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting, part of Up and Running with RhinoCAM.
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…So when you've been working with CNC for a while,…there's a couple of mistakes you see all the time.…And you see them, you know, because you make them.…So hopefully that can share with you some…of the common troubleshooting steps that I take.…And this can prevent you from wasting some of the time that I wasted.…Okay so here we have a box of stock.…It's about three inches deep.…And I'd like to cut a hole in it all the…way through that's in the shape of a plus sign like this.…So let me show you what happens if we just…jump in here, make a two axis path, and do profiling.…And again I want to cut out the interior.…
So I'll select my drive region that's already selected.…I've already defined a flat mill tool.…And for my cut parameters I want to, or rather levels, I…want to cut all the way down through the three inches of my stock.…And let's say, just because we're doing this…quickly, that we do this in half-inch depth passes.…So I'll hit Generate.…And you'll see that by default, oops, I got…those tool paths on the outside of my material.…
In this short course, author Taylor Hokanson explores RhinoCAM, focusing on converting a 3D model from another graphics program to a "toolpath", or a set of instructions for a CNC mill to follow. From there, you can import the toolpath into the mill of your choice. Note, however, you should already be familiar with model generation in Rhino (a Windows-only program) before attempting this material. We recommend viewing Rhino 5 Essential Training to learn more.
This course was created by Taylor Hokanson. We're honored to host this training in our library.