I was experimenting with a diamond drag bit on my X-Carve and got the idea of using the Easel Pro parallel tool path to shade in a filled object. Things I noticed:
- When using a spring loaded diamond drag bit you need to make sure the incremental depth of cut is the full cut depth (2mm in my case).
- I then set the cutting diameter to 1mm with the Easel Pro parallel tool path to create a cross hatching effect - it almost worked. The problem was at the end of the fill operation Easel Pro did not raise the bit as it crossed the shape to start doing the outline - a totally reasonable assumption that once the bit had cleared the shape that it could stay at that depth and cross that shape in a travel move, but that doesn’t work for a spring loaded drag bit.