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  1. #1

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    Aug 2021

    Need help om programming a keyhole

    We have Alphacam Essentials and I need to program a keyhole. The bit will plunge down then move 10mm sloping down 2.1 mm. Then continue moving another 10mm and return to the plunge site at that depth then retract. How do I draw it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Re: Need help om programming a keyhole

    Search on keyhole in vcarve. Since the software can’t handle the Z slope I would manually change the g-code. Lower Z at top of the U shape.
    Test in air to make sure it works.

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