Last night I was trying out the 3D carving capability of my x-carve using vcarve pro and I noticed a lot of wasted router movement. Almost all of the final pass during the roughing carve was just the router traveling back and forth with on a few spots being carved. If this was a production process this would be a waste of valuable tool time.
Not sure if I have optimized my settings properly but I would think there needs to be a way to simply have the router travel to the area needing carved and then move to the next.
Any suggestions of where I might locate more info or a tutorial on optimizing tool paths? Regardless of bit size and feed and speed rates, would just like to minimize the routers sight-seeing travel and have the tool path more efficient.
Thanks for any suggestions.