ShapeOko with V-bit

CNC w V BIT

Create a vector image/text in Illustrator. Make sure sizing is correct for your model.

Export your file as SVG using artboards.

In the SVG options choose following from the picture:

Decimals can be different and will only affect the name of the file.

Then Import SVG into Carbide Create

First, make sure that all settings are right.

Choose the dimensions and thickness of the material.

Lower-left corner for the zero points, type of the material, and machine.

Correct design if you need to and place it on the right position on you material.

Go to toolpath tab.

Choose one object from your svg image and select it so it will become orange color. Please Create toolpath -> V Curve

In V Curve toolpath option choose V tool or if you dont have it go to Edit Library and create a new tool by clicking on Add Tool and then choose tool type: Vee Mill. Add description and enter all parameters of the tool such as The tool number, Diameter, Flute Length, Angle(half angle) and number of flutes.

Press OK.

Choose the new tool in the dropdown. Make sure your object is still selected and colored in Orange. When the tool will be selected inside the object the toolpath will be show with a blue line.

When all paths are created make sure they all have blue toolpath lines inside them. Also remember that the cut will be as deep as the tool can go to depending on the width of the line.

Make sure the cut wont be deeper than the material thickness.

To see the result press Show Simulation with a material of your choice.

If everything is good you can save g-Code and import it into the Carbide Motion and start the cut!

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