MeshCam Wants to cut outline of board as well as design

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MeshCam Wants to cut outline of board as well as design

Postby nath2099 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:46 am

Hi there, wondering how I stop meshcam from wanting to cut out the actual board the design sits on, as in the attached picture, I only want it to cut out the 3 shapes, not the board itself.

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Re: MeshCam Wants to cut outline of board as well as design

Postby Randy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:25 pm

nath2099, your image didn't come through, but the answer to your question is to specify Machine Whole Stock with a margin of zero. The cutter will not machine around the perimeter of your stock. It will be helpful to also specify Don't machine top of stock so the cutter doesn't want to machine the flat stock outside your shapes.

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