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    Question I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS

    I have created a sketch with the word Christmas. All I am trying to do is cut this word out using a 2D contour tool path but I CANNOT select the geometry. I can select the leading C but the rest of the text, which was all created at the same time, I cannot select. If I create Merry Christmas I can select the M and the erry and the C but not the hristmas.
    See attached Paint (.png) file.

    I don't get it.

    The text is create as follows.

    I create a new sketch.

    I do a create text and set up the text.

    I accept the text.

    I do an explode text.

    I trim out the extraneous lines.

    I finish the sketch.

    I select all the letters.

    I do a press pull for .121 inches.

    I go to manufacture and create a new setup.

    I select the 2D contour and TRY to select all the contours but I can only select the C.

    I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS-christmas-pic-jpg

    This has worked perfectly in the past and works now with the word Merry but not with Christmas.
    Even if I leave off the C the rest of the word will not allow me to select it. All I get are a bunch of little segments instead of the entire outline.


    I don't get it.

    I attached the fusion file.
    If anybody has a clue about this please help.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS

    I'm sure you've figured this out by now. For others, 2D toolpaths can be created directly from sketches. You don't need to extrude a 3d model.



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    Default Re: I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS

    Quote Originally Posted by elfrench View Post
    I'm sure you've figured this out by now. For others, 2D toolpaths can be created directly from sketches. You don't need to extrude a 3d model.
    how do you tell the tool path how deep to go without a 3D model?



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    Default Re: I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS

    In the toolpath settings, under "Heights", depth of cut is "Bottom Height"

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    Default Re: I cannot generate a 2D contour tool path for the word CHRISTMAS

    You can also use a negative number in Stock to Leave, Ger21's suggestion is preferred.



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