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STL to 3D Tool Paths

I produce Magic Effects on my Boxzy and up until last night things were going great with the files I was creating in Easel. I finally decided to cut one effect on the milling but I’m having trouble laying it out in Easel so I can get it to cut.

It’’s not a flat file to just follow some flat dxf or svg files. It actually has I guess what you would call dimension to it? I just can’t seem to get the layers right to cut it correctly.

I was wondering if someone here could give some advice how to convert an stl file to a 2 or 3D file that Boxzy will recognize.

I was hoping to be able to upload a file or picture to make things more clear, but I can’t find a way. Thank you for any help someone might be able to give me.

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There are a few options, I would consider different software.

Winston Moy made a good video walking you through stl to machined part.

If you’re set on just using easel. you will have to slice it and insert the cross sections into easel at different depths if that makes sense. I’d just try Fusion though.

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I'm not that familiar with CAD which is why I lean towards Easel. I did find a work around a few minutes ago. I create each layer in Easel then run Bozxy. It turned out awesome with the exception I need to put it my lathe to contour part of it which takes all of 5 minutes. Thank you for the tip Steve, I subscribed to the Chanel and will be watching his other videos for sure. I have Fusion 360 so I'll be able to hopefully be able to follow along with Winston.


Winston is great, hes helped me a lot with cnc related stuff.


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