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    Default Stepover

    When making a profile cut with multiple passes, does the software ignore the stepover value?

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    yep.
    Since you're not stepping over in your toolpath, which is a setting more relative to area clears and/or "3-d" work, makes sense, right?
    Been following your questions Will. We all started with no idea either. Some of us long before the software had nearly as many good tutorials like they do now.
    You should take advantage of them. Will definitely help you big time.
    Test stuff in cheap materials is a big plus too.

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    Thanks for the help. I thought that was the answer but wanted to check. I have look for it but everything talks about 3D or pocket.
    I find myself going back to the tutorials a lot.
    I am going to the Aspire camp next month, I hope to learn some new things there.

    As always thanks again!

    Will

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    You never stop learning. Thanks for asking that question. Because after so many years i did not know the answer either.

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    Here an old file from a job completed a few years ago using step over as a creative tool. Using a 1/4" ball nose bit with a 1/4" step over. Imagine what can be done with other bits with more or less stepping.
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    Like Joe I design some products to showcase the process of cutting them on the CNC
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    www.byronconndesign.com/store

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    very nice guy's, thanks for sharing.

    I was cutting 1/4 aluminum and was getting a small step and just wondered it that could have been the issue.
    I don't know, maybe I'm getting a small bit of bit deflection.

    You all are awesome, thanks for all the help!

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    Who knows without seeing. Can't imagine asking for help without a photo.

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    Joe,
    That really wasn't a question, I was just explaining why I asked the question.

    However I will post a pic tomorrow when I get back to the shop, maybe you all have see it before. I know the gantry is not loose and I have new motors on the machine. It doesn't happen on all passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    Here an old file from a job completed a few years ago using step over as a creative tool. Using a 1/4" ball nose bit with a 1/4" step over. Imagine what can be done with other bits with more or less stepping.
    Very creative! I like that. Never thought about doing that before.
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