Path DressupTag

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Path DressupTag.png Path DressupTag

Menu location
Path → Path Dressup → Tag Dress-up
Workbenches
Path
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Path_DressupRampEntry, Path_DressupDogbone, Path_DressupDragKnife


Description

This tool dresses up an existing path (usually a 2D contour cutting path) to leave tags that hold the part in place. Without them a part (which is not fixed to the base) is liable to fly off the machine uncontrollably as the final cut is made. The tags are intended to be broken off by hand (or using a chisel) and then filed flat to finish the part.

A video explanation of this feature is given at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ4prlR6sps

Usage

  1. Select a contour or profile path Path objects
  2. Click the Path Dressup.svg Tag Dress-up menu item

Options

  • Angle - Controls the angle of plunge and ascent when a tag is crated.
  • Height - Controls the height of the tag top from the bottom of the profile cut.
  • Radius - Radius of the fillet for the tag.
  • Segmentation Factor - Number of segments to approximate a rounded tag
  • Width - Overall width of the tag

Tags are automatically generated evenly spaced along the contour, beginning with the largest edge. You have the option to delete any you don't like or change their locations so that they appear on the convex parts of the job where it will be easier to file off the excess material.


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