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Guide to using SolidCAM to generate 2D toolpaths (pocket+profile) with CNC router

This first video shows the following steps: creating a basic part by importing a .dxf file and extruding it 18mm deep creating a co-ordinate system in Solidworks that can be used by SolidCAM defining the settings for the SolidCAM operations (co-ordinate system, part, stock) defining the pocket steps (and copying them with updated geometry selection)…

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Guide to using Cut2D to generate toolpath from .dxf file to cut with CNC router

This first video shows how we’ve used the Cut2D software to load a .dxf file and generate the g-code using the following steps: Job setup including the location of the origin and material size Importing the vector files from file (.dxf), then joining the open vectors and move/scale/rotate Setup the material and rapid gaps Toolpath…

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