- Cut Style
- Cut depth
- Bit Length
- Safety Height
- Material Height
- Model Height
- Use Tabs
- Finishing Toolpath
- Generate Toolpath
- Show Preview
The direction a model is “facing”. It can be Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Front or Back. Not all models import into Easel facing up.
The relative distance of the model from work zero (the purple 0,0,0 point on the grid). This can also be set as a negative value to carve only part of a model on the stock.
The width, length and height of the model. You can change any value by itself or change them proportionately, using “Lock XY” to keep only width and length proportionate, or “Lock XYZ” to keep width, length and height proportionate.
Use this function to spin the model counterclockwise by a specific angle on the XY plane. (See image above)
There are three options for carving your model:
1. Full Depth Cutout with Autotabs will completely cut the model out of the stock, keeping it in place with tabs.
2. Rectangle Relief will carve a rectangular space around the model on the X and Y plane.
3. Model Boundary Relief will only carve within the boundaries of the model, leaving stock around its edges.
Total depth carved as measured from the surface of the material (Z-axis). Depth cannot be higher than the material thickness.
The length of the cutting tool as measured from the bottom side of the collet to the tip of the bit. For models with vertical spaces to be carved, the bit length will be the maximum possible cut depth.
Distance from the bit to the surface of the material during rapid movements.
Thickness of the material (Z-axis).
Thickness of the model (Z-axis). The material’s height should be at least equal to the model’s size for it to be carved properly.
Extra space carved around the model, when “Rectangle Relief” or "Model Boundary Relief" has been selected as a cut style.
When doing a Full Depth Cutout, Easel can add tabs automatically to keep the piece in place. If you unselect this option, make sure the piece is still clamped down and won’t move when cut out.
When utilizing a full-depth cutout as the cut style, you can select the edit button next to “Use Tabs” to adjust the positioning of their tabs. This allows users to keep tabs away from hard-to-reach areas like corners or delicate areas of the relief. The tab quantity and dimensions for 3D projects will continue to be calculated by Easel.
The direction or angle followed by the finishing bit when carving out the model. In general, a carving toolpath following the wood’s grain will produce a better finishing. We recommend experimenting with the various options.
It shows the movements that the bit will do when carving the model.
Toolpath generated (shows roughing):
It creates an approximate view of the finished piece after both carving passes.