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Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby zeighty » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi Experts,
I am trying to figure out how toolpath templates in the pro version of VCarve help with workflow.
I have Desktop version and I cannot seem to find specifically how the templates work or why and how they are used.

I am making signs and if templates could speed up the process I will buy the upgrade today.


Thanks in advanced for your help.
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Re: Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:41 pm

zeighty wrote:Hi Experts,
I am trying to figure out how toolpath templates in the pro version of VCarve help with workflow.
I have Desktop version and I cannot seem to find specifically how the templates work or why and how they are used.

I am making signs and if templates could speed up the process I will buy the upgrade today.


Thanks in advanced for your help.


Hi,

Here are a couple tutorial videos that demonstrate/teach the use of toolpath templates very well:

Toolpath Template demo for Stacked Text Sign Projects:
http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V8 ... cks_3.html

Toolpath Template demo for Cabinet part Projects:
http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V9 ... =templates
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Re: Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby zeighty » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. I do not know why I cannot seem to find the correct videos. I think I just need to take time to watch them all. I have watched a large number, but obviously not enough.

Now, is there a video that shows that once I have a sign design how to best use it for production? For example:

Welcome to John's Workshop...
Feel free to watch, or pay to give or get advice.

I want to produce this sign over and over with different names. If I have to tweak the text and convert it to curves, a simple edit of the name does not work. I would love to find 2 "go to" fonts to use for v-carving, one regular printed type text and one script (cursive). The script fonts that I have tried have to be welded and then you have to use node edit to fix the "issues" welding has caused.

I am thinking that someone has a workflow that is quite simply:
Standard dimension piece of wood.
Standard v-carve bit for the design.
A file that is set up for quick edit. Change the name and calculate the toolpath, save it and go carve it.

Thanks again for all the great advice.





Thanks again.
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Re: Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:33 pm

Yeah. That first video is ideal for learning how to do that (production). You’ll understand after watching it.

Pretty much all script fonts have to be welded/edited. Just “the way it is”.
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Re: Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby zeighty » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Thank you so much. That first video is exactly the one I needed to watch and probably watch again.
I do wish the template feature was in Desktop. Time to upgrade.

Again, thank you for your patience and help. I believe I should have found some of the stuff I have asked in the forums on my own.
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Re: Pro version Toolpath templates

Postby Lesa Duncan » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:12 pm

mtylerfl wrote:Yeah. That first video is ideal for learning how to do that (production). You’ll understand after watching it.

Pretty much all script fonts have to be welded/edited. Just “the way it is”.

I am working on this sign at home and the second layer with the engraving bit is taking days however I am using a pointed bit would that make a difference? Michael do you have a bit you could recommend for this step? Also every time I start it I have to start at the beginning because I cant figure out the restart stuff? Any advice on that when it asks if I want to save I always say yes.
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