Saving tool paths in Vcarve Desktop v9

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Saving tool paths in Vcarve Desktop v9

Postby tagguy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:04 pm

I have a small CNC (12x24) with Vcarve desktop 9. Can I save tool paths (not projects) to use on older version of Vcarve v8.0 and a larger CNC. I have access to the larger machine at the local college. When I try to load a project, on the larger machine, I get a message that the project was created on a newer version of Vcarve. I haven't tried to just run tool paths. Will v9.0 tool paths ONLY work for the larger machine with v8.0? Assuming proper G code.
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Re: Saving tool paths in Vcarve Desktop v9

Postby Adrian » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:38 pm

The toolpaths you save will run on the machine regardless of version but, as you've found, you can't load VCarve projects into older versions of VCarve.
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Re: Saving tool paths in Vcarve Desktop v9

Postby tagguy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:06 am

Thanks, I'm going to give it a try.
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Re: Saving tool paths in Vcarve Desktop v9

Postby martin54 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:59 am

Just remember when you save the toolpaths you will need to use the post processor for the larger machines control software :lol: :lol:
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