Hi y’all - I’ve gotten my first design through the process from svg generation to cutting!
I drew this using an iPad app (Graphic). My file showed up in MakerCAM as vertical red line(s) at x=0. It looked like I was viewing a 2D file from the side in a 3D program. Has anyone else experienced this? It, however, displayed as I intended in Easel. My takeaways about this process (graphic on iPad to Easel to Maslow) are:
Don’t have fill color in my drawing (made Easel think I had many more items to process)
Don’t include the default background layer and have only one layer in the file (same reason as above)
there are some resolution/scaling issues to work out. I had scaled my outer ring to be 34”, but it was only 25.5” in easel. My iPad app defaults to 72dpi output files and I’m guessing Easel expects 96dpi (since my design was reduced to 75%). Does anyone know how to change the import resolution in Easel? I know MakerCAM has this ability, but unless I figure out the apparent axis issue I won’t be using MakerCAM.
One tab is insufficient to hold medium sized pieces of plywood. (Maybe I should add this to the silly mistakes thread. )
I need to refine my pocketing operation settings.
My inner surface did not turn out as smooth as I had hoped. I used the “fill” option and a step down of 0.2. Maybe this was too aggressive? Or is this a function of feedrate?
Thanks for any feedback, comments and advice - all welcomed by this newcomer.