Hey there! Liz and Kristin here, members of the Avid CNC media team.
For an upcoming project, we needed to cut out a large map of the world. With its organic shapes and rugged coastlines, our map’s estimated cut time initially clocked in at over 4 hours (eep!)
Luckily, we were able to use some of VCarve’s drawing tools to help us whittle down that timeline.
First, we utilized the Fit Curve to Vector tool in order to smooth out and eliminate some of our points.
Next, we used the Vector Validator tool to determine if there were any errors in our drawing. This tool was awesome - within seconds, it was able to immediately highlight some areas where our lines intersected.
With the Vector Validator’s insights, we were then able to use both the Node Editing tool and the Interactive Trim tool to correct our drawing.
And voila! Our drawing was now smooth, less complicated, and error free. You can access our cut file here:
Map VCarve.zip (2.6 MB)
Now, all it needs is the final touches! How should we finish it? Tell us in the comments below!