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Calculate Volume of toolpath
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:16:51 am »
Hey guys, Im looking for a function or some sort of walk around to figure the volume of a series of pockets I will be cutting in wood. The Calculation will be used to mix the appropriate amount of resin for an inlay. Does cambam have a function that could accomplish this?

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Re: Calculate Volume of toolpath
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 14:14:50 pm »
I made it into a plugin some time ago here; http://www.atelier-des-fougeres.fr/Cambam/Aide/Plugins/Area.html

You would have to calculate volume manually by multiplying this area calculation by the depth of the pocket
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Re: Calculate Volume of toolpath
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 14:34:34 pm »
Eddy, thats exactly what im looking for. so just to clarify, if it calculates the area of my pocket at 1.75^2, I multiply it by the depth of my pocket which is 0.135". so the volume would be .23 sq in if im understanding correctly.

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Re: Calculate Volume of toolpath
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 14:55:33 pm »
I use that tool when building molds for epoxies and silicones.  But every once in a while, I decide to 'confirm' my calculations.

VERY dry sand, a 'screed' to level it, and a graduated cylinder do that for me well.  Any grains left in the 'mold' can be easily blown out with air.

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Re: Calculate Volume of toolpath
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2020, 16:20:28 pm »
Eddy, thats exactly what im looking for. so just to clarify, if it calculates the area of my pocket at 1.75^2, I multiply it by the depth of my pocket which is 0.135". so the volume would be .23 sq in if im understanding correctly.

not quite;

1.75  square inches * 0.135 inches = 0.23625 cubic inches ( 0.24 cu in )
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Re: Calculate Volume of toolpath
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 18:53:30 pm »
Hello

Topic splited and moved to plugin section

https://cambamcnc.com/forum/index.php?topic=8618.0

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