Aspire v9.5 wishlist

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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby Makingtoothpicks » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:12 pm

Peek , poke ,peek ,poke

That is as far as I got with programing. I do not want to program anything . I want to buy a
program and use it. I leave the other stuff to you guys. I like gadgets LOL



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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby ohiolyons » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:29 am

I remembered 1 inch wide paper tape fed into a teletype, timeshared to a local university's mainframe
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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby Mike-S » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:30 am

"Mass storage" was to wrap the tape in a figure 8 around thumb and index finger. :roll:
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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby 4DThinker » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:30 am

I feel so young now! While in college there were drawers full of punch cards that I was told had computer programs on them. My first use of a PC though was a TI-994A with a cassette tape player for storing programs and data. Shortly after came an IBM PC clone (Zenith) with a 5.25 inch floppy disc drive.

I did teach myself to write programs for both, but am pretty glad I generally don't need to any more. That said, I still think the ability to do a little parametric programming within Aspire might come in very handy. One thing I do often is tediously change slot hole dimensions when it turns out the sheet material isn't the same thickness (to fit in the slots) that the drawing author assumed. Love to be able to add a little info to the slot vectors that makes them change automatically/smartly when the material thickness is changed.

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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby wcarrothers » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:50 am

I want,

A simple button added to the tool path screen.

This simple button would be called "ReSelect Vectors"

And the function would be, to re select any vectors that particular tool path screen originally had selected when you opened it in the first place.

I can't tell you how many times I open a tool path

then adjust a vector or 2.

Then have to close the tool path screen to re open the tool path screen to get the vectors re-selected so I could calculate the path.

Always thought it would be nicer if I didn't have to jump out then back in..

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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby ctbjdm » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:08 pm

How about search and replace? Click a vector to find and replace all instances of it with a second vector?

Also when moving a vector, if you move the mouse cursor off the screen have the display pan to show you where you're moving (and continue moving).
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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby FixitMike » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:22 pm

ctbjdm wrote:How about search and replace? Click a vector to find and replace all instances of it with a second vector?


The difficulty would be in defining "all instances of it". I believe that there is a gadget that will do that with circles.
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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby Leo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:25 am

I have used search and replace many many times in CNC programming
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Re: Aspire v9.5 wishlist

Postby Leo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:34 am

At work I am still writing G-code. I also write Macro-b family of parts programming. I have one program in a Maier F2 4 channel machine that is written to make over 100 part numbers in the family and easily expandable. Totally manually G-Coded.

Quite honestly - I really don't want to be G-Coding anymore, but, when you know it and the versatility of it, it's awefully hard to turn your back on it.

I am quite happy to be a CAM guy now. MAN - I would NOT want to write even simple 3D axis motions with a ball nosed tool.

When I have a program running in the machine and I just want to change a "Z" axis depth, of have the spindle move out of the way at the end - it's just soooooooo easy to just make that happen right there in Mach3.
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