MeshCAM specializes in generating toolpaths from 3D (STL) models. You can easily import the toolpaths created by MeshCAM into Easel to send to your 3d carver. Here is what you need to know to use MeshCAM together with Easel.
- Use the correct post processor
- Export toolpaths one at a time
- Set the correct material size
1. Using the correct post processor
Easel can import and send g-code created by MeshCAM. You do not need to download any special post processor, the post processor called Basic_Gcode-Inch
will work fine.
2. Export toolpaths one at a time
You must export paths for each tool separately. For example, if you are using a roughing bit and a ball-end finishing bit, you must export them separately.
3. Set the correct material size
It is vital to accurately set the material size. If you are using Carvey, remember that the toolpaths must avoid the smart clamp, so it is important to create a stock size larger than the model, and move the model away from the bottom left corner of the stock.