Tool shifting from inside to outside of path

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    E. Lee Dickinson
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    I am trying to cut holes out of letters before cutting the perimeters of letters. However, with each hole, it appears to me that the tool is starting off cutting from the outside of the path, then moving to the inside of the path as would be expected with a hole.

    Then, as it passes the entry point of the cut, it makes a sharp turn back to the outside of the hole.

    It doesn’t act like it is catching or binding – it arrives at this location, then makes a deliberate turn to rejoin the original path.

    In this first photo, you can see an example of this: The bit starts cutting a 10mm depth, goes all the way around the cut, and when it arrives back at the origin, it is now inside the original cut. It then makes a turn toward the outside, and cuts in perfect alignment the exact same path, repeatably.

    In the next pictures, you can see that it’s doing this for all the holes in the file.

    #112156

    E. Lee Dickinson
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    Here is the close up of the entry point:

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    Jeffeb3
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    That looks pretty deliberate. I agree that it looks like software to me.

    Are you using Estlcam? It usually does a pretty good job about cutting the smallest stuff first, so it’s usually good about cutting the outside of objects last. Otherwise, you can give any number in the “machining order” field for each tool path. Then, verify the order in the preview before cutting.

    #112169

    E. Lee Dickinson
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    Deleting all the tabs has solved this issue for now. I’ll need to figure it out, but am wondering if it could be an estelcam bug?

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