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    Homag Venture CNC - Want to do more

    Hi,
    I have a Homag Venture CNC machine that runs the Weeke software from its console. I have all the standard programing sorted out and use it day to day as part of my company. However :-) I want to do more with it and was wondering if it was possible to make it do some of the 3d style carvings I have seen on this site? I have never played with it before and dont have a clue how I would even start to go about it. I know that I can load DFX files into it via Correl but this is all simple stuff.

    Any help or a shove in the right direction would be fantastic. I think im going to need some other software installed to be able to do more.. if it is at all possible....


    PS.. hope this is the right section to post in.

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    Nobody?

    Does anybody even know if what im asking is possible?



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    3d carving

    hi!
    I have been using a homag machine for years though not a venture.
    If you have woodwop software you should be able to find an application called 'woodtype'. Great for engraving/carving infinite fonts etc, just type and watch it go!!
    maybe no help but at least you know we're not ignoring you!!



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    hi, Thanks for the reponse :-) Yes I do havge access to woodtype. However I have always just used Correl to Create my words then converted them into woodwop.

    Really what I want to do is to be able to router out shapes like a simple ball/dome. I want to build up to being able to do a sideways profile of a horse... but no actually make a model rather than just the outline.. if you get what i mean... I am sure there should be a easy way of doing it.. but i just dont know how Im sure 50k worth of machine should be able to do what a 2k one from ebay can :-)



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    hi me again!
    Am I right in thinking a venture is 4 axis XYZC?
    You may have some difficulty doing what you're after without a fifth axis
    but I would see it as a challenge!
    If I can do this on an xyzc I'm sure you can do what you're asking!
    (image attached.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyboy View Post
    hi me again!
    Am I right in thinking a venture is 4 axis XYZC?
    You may have some difficulty doing what you're after without a fifth axis
    but I would see it as a challenge!
    If I can do this on an xyzc I'm sure you can do what you're asking!
    (image attached.)
    Hi, Sorry I cant see the image :-(

    I believe XYZC means left right, forward backwards, up down and then also in the side? if so then yes i can do that :-) im just totally not sure how to go about it.. and im hoping that your image will show me something amazing and then i can find out how you did it and then go from there :-)



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    Hi, I am a factory trained Homag/Weeke technican, you have lots of options with your machine but for the carving you will be limited to bas releif machining which simply means the machine moves in an X or Y path with the Z axis following the surface of your model, there is various software to generate this type of toolpath you just need a post for your machine. drop me a message and I can give you some ideas what you need



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