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Offline ethelbertmagnus

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Rotation of an extrusion
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:54:48 am »

So far with CamBam I have been self-educated, but I need a little help on this one. I am trying to mill a 3D profile, and I am having trouble orientating the piece so that the router is positioned on the correct axis to do so. Is there a feature that I am missing or a process that I am unaware of to do this?

So what I am trying to do is make this shape in the first picture. It's just a 2D shape. So I the flat part is the "bottom of the piece. I am trying to mill the arcs on top. I extruded the solid, and now I and it extruded in the positive direction or towards me. Now I want to lay the piece over so the flat side is actually on the bottom. How can I do this? I have included everything below.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Rotation of an extrusion
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 12:57:14 pm »

The easiest way to rotate a 3D object is to use the NumMove plugin (*)

After the rotation is done, you can also use this plugin to move the object (with the move tab) or you can run the align tools through the plugin with the Align button.

The built-in tools in CamBam also allow to do rotation and move ; have a look on this page.

(*) to install a plugin, have a look here