Hi, as the title says I'm a huge newbie to the world of CNC. I've been using Rhino for a few years (bought the student version 1.1, am now using commercial 4.0 upgrade). I'm trying to build myself a CNC router (oh how I wish I could call it a "mill") so that I can get some of my creations out of the ether.
I've tried a few CAM programs, and it seems like either they only support mesh 3D objects, or the paths I create resemble meshes (curved lines get turned into polygons). If the part I'm drawing has a round hole I don't want to be forced to turn it into a 20-sided polygon when I mill/route it!
I hope my description makes sense...
- As a newb it's entirely possible I'm just using these programs wrong... do I just need to work with them some more?
- Am I just going to have to live with turning my objects into meshes?
- Maybe the actual paths are smooth, but to save processing or something they're displayed as polygons. Should I go through the settings again to see if I can turn up the resolution or something?