Process Materials with Curved Surfaces Using xTool P2
You can use xTool P2 to process materials with curved surfaces.
- Determine whether your material is supported.
Only smooth surfaces with an angle lower than 45 degrees are supported.
- Place your material
Remove the slats, and for thick materials, you may need to use the riser base.
Adjust the placement height of the material. The processing result is better when the material surface to be processed is close to the reference plane (slat plane).
- Close the lid and do not open it during the measurement and processing.
- Select the Curve process mode, and click Curve-measure.
- Set the area to be measured.
(1) Move the laser module, by clicking the arrow keys, to make the red spot fall at the upper left vertex of the area to be measured, and click Mark to mark vertex 1.
Tips: You can set the distance the laser module moves each time when you click an arrow key.
(2) Move the laser module to make the red spot falls at the lower right vertex, and click Mark to mark vertex 2.
XCS will measure the area you selected.
- Set the measurement density.
A recommended density is provided based on the size of the area. You can modify it as required. The higher the density, the more precise the model, and the longer the measurement time.
Click Start measuring. XCS starts to measure the area and you can see the measurement progress.
- Adjust the model generated, and click Done to save the model.
After the measurement is complete, XCS generates a model. You can hold down the left mouse key to change the viewing angle, and you can adjust it by setting its smoothness and tension.
- Set the position of and parameters for the object to be processed.
Note: In this mode, the flat view may cause perceptual biases. Do not complete the alignment based on the image captured. You can hide the background of the canvas.
(1) Design or import the object to be processed.
(2) Place the object inside the area to be processed.
(3) Set the parameters.
- Click Process and complete the processing as prompted.
This is what you get.
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