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    I'm rusty because I haven't had much time to use my Carvewright the last few years, so I have to come here begging for help.
    I haven't been able to find a solution in the Software docs or searching the forum.

    I drew this up using the 2D advanced tools, and got what I wanted, but I can't seem to save it as a pattern.Coffee Swirl.mpc

    If a select "All In the Group", the Make Pattern option is greyed out.
    If I select only the "Group" It creates a raster carve instead of a vector V-carve type pattern.


    Any suggestions are welcome, Thanks.

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    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are carved using a carving bit. Are you wanting to convert your project to a carving, or keep it as a V carve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickB View Post
    Make Vector Group applies a V bit. Patterns are carved using a carving bit. Are you wanting to convert your project to a carving, or keep it as a V carve?
    Thanks Dick,
    I think your question may have answered mine.

    I was trying to save it as a pattern, but maintain the V carve.
    I assume from what you said that is not possible?

    Justin Pierce, aka spalted
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    Quote Originally Posted by DickB View Post
    That is correct.
    Thanks Dick, I sure appreciate the help.

    Justin Pierce, aka spalted
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    There is a real advantage to this. If making a tube (or partial tube like furniture - grips- for a simi-auto rifel) it works great for repeatability. See my cupcake stand project in the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cestout View Post
    There is a real advantage to this. If making a tube (or partial tube like furniture - grips- for a simi-auto rifel) it works great for repeatability. See my cupcake stand project in the store.
    Clint
    Thank Clint,
    I think I need to spend some more time getting feel for it, I can't see the repeatability advantage yet.
    but I'm sure as I spend more time with it it will start to make sense.
    Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

    Justin Pierce, aka spalted
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    Quote Originally Posted by cestout View Post
    There is a real advantage to this. If making a tube (or partial tube like furniture - grips- for a simi-auto rifel) it works great for repeatability. See my cupcake stand project in the store.
    Clint
    Clint, sorry, but sure what you mean. I tried downloading your project but the software says I need a license.

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    This makes a tube. The original design used a 90deg V bit. Making it a pattern has the carving bit make the miter.
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