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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 gcode..nc 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-ZZkUDp...

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.

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

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