Machining Reliefs

The tools and features shown in this tutorial are available in all Carveco products
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Machining Reliefs

The Machine Relief Toolpath is designed to machine 3D Relief Artwork, or the entire surface of a composite relief, as quickly and efficiently as possible. You can also use the toolpath in a specific area of your model, defined by a selected vector.


Essentially, Z-Slices refer to the way that Carveco analyses a 3D model at different depths to create a series of roughing passes around the 3D model surface.

Although the Automatic setting for Z-Slicing is most commonly used; Carveco lets you define the number of slices which will be used for the roughing operation of the Machine Relief toolpath.