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Im trying to get square outside corners in aspire (9.514). See attached pic. Red arrow is pointing to my problem. I want to get that as a square corner. I have tried all types of things and cannot get it. The inside corners are great just the way I want it. Any ideas on how to achieve this?
 

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That was with a v-bit and v-carve tool path in Aspire. It gives me the square (inside corners) but not the outside. Tried different size/angle vbits with different spacing between the two vectors. Same result each time.
 

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I have never used this approach but in vcarve and I would presume that aspire has what is call a gadget call a dog bone I t is used for square corners look it up on on vectric
 

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Not exactly but as that is probably the nicest MDF raised panel door I have seen. Would you mind sharing the particulars (bits, toolpaths) The one Im working on wasnt my design and truthfully I hated it even before I ran into trouble with it and now I hate it even more. I did manage to get it to work finally by doing a combination of v-carve for the outer pass and then 4 profile passes for the inner with a pocket tool path to clean out in-between the V and the profile.
 

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You need to add a couple of vectors and a couple of toolpaths. See my attachments


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Mike's idea should work, making 2 more rectangles to further define the profiles. (y)

another option; on the profile toolpath, go down to profile options "ramps/leads/order/start at/corner", select corner. in that window you can select square inside corners and square outside corners for that profile.
 

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another option; on the profile toolpath, go down to profile options "ramps/leads/order/start at/corner", select corner. in that window you can select square inside corners and square outside corners for that profile.
Using this way you will still need to create the 2 vectors for the pocket toolpath to clear the waste material between the chamfers(profile toolpath). You can do away with the V-Carve toolpath.
 

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Yes, however without the V-carve tool path the inside corner still has a small projection when using even a .25 flat bottom clearance bit. Its not bad and a sharp chisel will clean it right off I'm sure. Having a v-carve tool path cleans out that little bit but takes more machine time so its 6 of one half dozen scenario. Thanks again for everyone's input I had given myself a pretty good headache Friday trying to get what I wanted.
 

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rectangle works, if you select square corners but 4 independent lines works too. I did both but the rectangle is faster to draw.
 

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rectangle works, if you select square corners but 4 independent lines works too. I did both but the rectangle is faster to draw.
I just ran a test in V Carve and if you do a V carve and not a pocket it will square the corners inside and outside.
 

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Can you post a screen shot of the tool path. When I did a V-carve tool path it would give me square inside and rounded outside corners no matter what.
 
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