Ramping for plunge moves is now ready to be used on your next project and is released into Beta!
To opt into beta, check out these instructions: How to Opt Into Beta
To learn more about ramping, you can watch this great video that Brandon made: Ramping Video
Here is a little more about Ramping, which you can access in the cut settings menu in Easel. Please leave your feedback in this post as a reply.
On top of all the improvements to toolpaths and simulations, we decided to build a solution to one of the biggest problems customers faced—vertical plunging of bits into material.
We have all broken bits, or burned up bits, or even burned wood or melted plastic from vertical plunges. To solve this problem, the bit should be able to move sideways while also moving down. This is the basic element of a ramp move
With ramping in Easel Pro, you can prolong the life of your bits and get much better results with carving. Ramps for hard materials should be shallow, and ramps for soft materials can be steeper. We designed two options for ramping in Easel to accomplish this.
- 5 Degree ramp for hardwoods, hard plastics and metals
- 20 Degree ramp for softwoods, soft plastics and foams
- Vertical plunge for drilling with drill bits (no end mills)
If you have feedback for ramping, please post replies here.