In V10 under the vcarve / engraving toolpath the tool database that is displayed is only v-bits and ball nose. No end mills are available. This is a change from version 9.5. I have looked through the documentation and I find no mention of this. Vectric support tells me that this is the normal behavior. Yet Quick engraving tool path displays the whole database. Can others confirm this.
ken whiklo wrote:Attached is a screenshot of V9.5 engraving toolpath.
In 9.5, it does show them you're right, but it doesn't allow you to select them which is why they're faded like that. In V10, it's hopefully a cleaner view over the tools which you can actually select. If you want to show everything, you can go to the dialog through the menu.
ken whiklo wrote:Thank you. You should be working for Vectric support.
I'm not that good with Aspire and certainly no expert. When new tools or features are introduced I really enjoy learning about them so I spent some time with the new tool database and watched the video. BTW, the video is excellent.
I could be wrong, but I don't think it's possible to see "invalid" tools (ones we've disallowed for an toolpath and always have). There is an option to hide "unset" tools (those are valid tools that don't have their cutting parameters set for the active material / machine).
The option to "hide groups" just controls the visibility of folders that only contain "unset" tools. So basically if they contained tools that were suitable, it would display a usual.