I have been chasing my tail on both this forum and the Vectric forum looking for a solution that I can understand… The solution is probably the easy part. It is the connection between the keyboard and the chair that is giving me fits.
What I am trying to do is to use the “clearancing tool” function to allow me to spec a large tool for clearanceing and a fine tool for the detail.
I need the machine to zero, run the clearance pass, zero, allow tool change and then run the detail tool.
I am creating in Aspire and generating the G-code then importing the G-code into Easel.
I have read several discussions regarding this task but found no solution.
I do this all the time. I set a vector boundary around my work piece, that is offset to the outside by a distance that I feel. Omfortable with, usually .25 to .5 inches. I set the carve to a pocket carve using a .75 inch bit, with the vector boundary as the edge of the cut. I set depth of cut to .002 inches. My speed is set to no less than 100 ipm. This ensures not only a clear surface, but one that is perpendicular to the Z axis as well. I also use Aspire.