It seems likes that water jet cutter is not liking the chamfer and hence giving error. Can you ask them to send you one sample file to compare?
OK question. All of those parts have a beveled angle on one side.
Are you using the waterjet to cut that beveled angle?
Because, if so, then the issue might be that the bevel distance is not .125.
All good here, thickness is .125:
However, doesn't the water jet then have to angle its head to cut this?
If so, and if it is looking for .125" thickness, then it isn't getting it. That length is .120"
Furthermore....if the cutter is cutting through the entire material on the first pass at the angle, then the distance it is cutting through is .2401" and not .125"
Unless I am WAY off base here!
No this definitely could be the issue!
I have absolutely no experience with toolpaths or cutting in general and haven't had the forsight to anticipate that.
This means that the issue is that the cnc head is being asked to tilt at an angle greater than 59.5(max angle) to accommodate that .24 where the bevels intersect.
Do you think I should just suggest lowering the bevel angles altogether so that the intersection is 59.5 or is there another way to work around this?
Thanks so much for speedy reply by the way its greatly appreciated
Again....I am not sure because I don't have any experience with waterjets either, but you mentioned that it was looking for .125" thickness.
I don't think that the issue is the angle at all. I think that is might be the thickness that the jet is trying to cut once it gets to the angle. I have no idea how to fix that except to tell the waterjet that, once it is into the angle to expect a thicker material.
Could you send them one piece without chamfer for test cutting and then tell them to cut the angle with the water jet itself.
That is a great idea.