1. by default Easel will select path “outline”. Since I will be roughing the main honeycomb holes with a large diameter tool, only select the hexagons and change the operation to “inside”
2. In order to speed up the process in the machine configuration menu I select a step over of 80%.
3. Since I want some stock left for final milling, I will cheat by setting the bit size to 0.550" instead of the real bit diameter of 0.500".
This will leave about 0.025" stock on each hexagon.
Also if you are milling the hexagons to the total depth, remove the “tabs” option.
4. Since I only want to cut the hexagons select any the profiles I do’t want to cut (such as the outer profile) and set the depth of cut to zero. (this will hide it, similar to turning off a layer)