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Cutting a ramped slot in plastic

I’ve been trying to figure out how to cut a 30 degree slot about 3/4" long. Honestly, I don’t even know where to start. The angle would plunge into the material starting at “0” on the surface to 3/16" deep about 3/4" away from the start of the slot, if that makes sense.

Any thoughts? TIA!

In the app library try the slope generator.

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You could also write the Gcode for that path using the starting and stopping Z coordinates along with X, and Y in a text editor like notepad or wordpad. Learning how to write Gcode is a useful skill. When I started this about 13 years ago, there weren’t programs to convert the drawings for you as a DIY-er. Those came later. My first project was to write the code for a simple xmas sled ornament. I drew it on graph paper and determined the coordinates for the moves. Then Using G1, G2, G3, etc. I made it work. Later on I bought BobCad…but that’s a whole different story.

Fantastic, thank you so much!

Yes it would probably be very helpful to be able to write G-code. I’ll add this to my list of things to look into. Thank you!