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    Default 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Hello All,
    I was wondering if anyone knows of any cam software that can save the 3D Rendered Toolpath to be used in 3D model.
    Like a V-Carve Toolpath exported as a 3D file. Or if you know why it is difficult to do please explain.
    Thank you Jimmy
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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    I have used fusion 360 to save toolpath simulations as solid models, in order to use it as stock for subsequent operations.



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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Vectric's Aspire can do it.

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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Hi thank you for the response.Aspire can do it with modeling features but not with tool paths. Please try it for yourself. Jimmy



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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Can Fusion do V-Carving in text? I have Fusion but really haven't used it much. Need to sit down and learn how to use it. I get a little overwhelmed by all the options. Thank you Jimmy



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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Hi thank you for the response.Aspire can do it with modeling features but not with tool paths. Please try it for yourself. Jimmy
    I did it yesterday.

    Create the toolpath.
    Preview it.
    Create component from preview.
    Export component as .stl file.

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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Quote Originally Posted by Verucktjim View Post
    Can Fusion do V-Carving in text? I have Fusion but really haven't used it much. Need to sit down and learn how to use it. I get a little overwhelmed by all the options. Thank you Jimmy
    Fusion can do this with the engrave toolpath. If you want an easy try f-engrave.
    Link ---->> F-Engrave

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    Yes that works. Funny thing is when I contacted Tech support they told me it didn't do it. Must of misunderstood me. Thank you for your help.
    What would be the best way to convert that STL to a solid in your opinion?
    Thanks again Jimmy



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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    What is the end goal? Why do you need a solid model? If your goal is a solid model, then I'd model it, rather than trying to get a model from a toolpath.

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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    I just prefer solid model over that triangle mesh. (put it in 3D drawing and render it)
    I like the fact that you get what you see with the toolpath generator. Not sure if I could duplicate that easily modeling it?
    I also have a bug with maybe my computer not sure but Aspire renders the letter correctly but the STL is screwed up. Latest Ver 9.511 I will send pictures.
    Really like the fact that you know what you are talking about. Thank you for the help. Jimmy

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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    Typically, converting an .stl to a solid model will result in a solid model with a faceted surface, which would be identical to the .stl.

    I also have a bug with maybe my computer not sure but Aspire renders the letter correctly but the STL is screwed up
    Can you explain the process you are using, and what's "Screwed up"?

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    Default Re: 3D toolpathing to 3D Model

    I think I figured it out. Changed the Z position to the Machine bed. STL file looks good now.
    Thank you Jimmy



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