I am having an issue with VCarvePro, both version 9.5 and a trial of 10.5. I have the same problem on two PCs, so it’s not the installation.
I have an outline and text inside it. I select all and open a pocketing toolpath. I select a .0625 ball nose bit for the detail and a .25" ball nose bit for the clearance. Both are set to .1" cut depth. When I run this job, it creates two toolpaths. When I preview them both, the detail is not correct. It’s like the small bit is not cutting everything that it should. There is more detail than just the detail from the .25" bit, but not enough from the smaller bit.
I base that on the fact that if I change the instructions to use only the .0625 bit, the cut is as expected. The letters are crisp and the cut is accurate.
I could use only the smaller bit, but then the job would take somewhere around 30 hours, since I would be using a .0625 bit to pocket out a 12" x 12" area.
I want to emphasize that, when using the two bits, I am previewing both of them. It is doing something with the smaller bit. It is simply not doing everything. The spacing between the letters is big enough to let the bit cut the detail, as evidenced by the fact that when I use only the smaller bit, things are fine.
I have written Vectric, but while waiting for a reply, I thought that someone here may have a solution.