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Re: Downgrading

Postby Adrian » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Cut2D doesn't have v-carve, texturing, fluting, moulding toolpaths or any rotary features in addition to no 3D features.

You could always download the trial to verify that it has the features you're interested in.
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Re: Downgrading

Postby rscrawford » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:51 pm

I think your money might be better spend on upgrading your WinCNC computer. I'm assuming you have one of the older machines, with the original computer. My Cobra is 8 years old and the computer is definitely slow when designing, especially working in higher resolution 3D. But it still works well with my Cobra, and I do very little designing on the CNC computer so it hasn't bothered me much yet.

You are allowed to have Aspire on another computer, so why not put it on a faster computer and do your designing there, then transfer to your WinCNC computer for cutting? I don't think you would be happy with Cut2D after using Aspire. Too limited.
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Re: Downgrading

Postby Jim_in_PA » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:53 pm

Adrian wrote:Cut2D doesn't have v-carve, texturing, fluting, moulding toolpaths or any rotary features in addition to no 3D features.

That indeed would be very limiting, IMHO.

"Downgrading" also will require saving every single design out of Aspire into the "downgrade" file format for everything that needs to be retained from previous work and then a likely re-save in the "current version downgrade" product because it, too, will have an upgrade native file format.

I'd stick with the Aspire version you have now or upgrade Aspire, personally.
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Re: Downgrading

Postby Ken Rychlik » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:18 pm

I wish I had never gotten aspire, as for me, it was a waste of money.

I do like the new snapping options available.
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Re: Downgrading

Postby » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:25 pm

If you have Aspire 8.5 you don't have to upgrade. Just keep using it and it will work fine. Like one other guy said he is using version 3.5 SO you wouldn't gain anything by down grading besides spending money. Keep aspire and use it till you grow out of it. It's not a leased product so you can use it forever without upgrading. ANd 8.5 I think is multi core compliant.
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