I have been cutting a model airplane from 1/8" birch ply. The file is a commercial one. The parts have many slots and tabs/fingers for interconnecting the parts.
I have been having many problems with the tabs and slots being carved too large (slots) or too small (tabs/fingers). Not all tabs are wrong, not all slots are wrong, but many are.
I am using the standard spindle and a 1/6" bit.
When choosing the cut I select the outline cut option, I also use the Easel tabs feature.
I have included a photo showing the problem
#1 shows a 1/8" slot that is too wide as is #2
#3 and #4 show tab/fingers that should be 1/8" but are too narrow
#5 shows a part with tab/fingers and a slot that should all be 1/8" but are too narrow
#7 shows 2 parts the same with different width tabs at the bottom, both dhould be the same, 1/8"
I have included the SVG file where the parts originate
The Easel file reference
If the 1/8" tab/fingers and slots are not 1/8" the assembly is not going to happen and result in a sloppy fit. Seems like when a slot is cut the path up, then down the slot should touch whereas the path cut wants to have a minimum sspace between the up and down paths.
Can someone explain why the cuts are happening like this. Is it a “bug”?
I do like the improved tabbing feature, it makes removal of parts a snap!