Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

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Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby DHDeirick » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:40 am

While still in the "checking things out" mode while trying to decide about getting a CNC machine, I have downloaded the Trial version of V-Carve Pro and Aspire. Additionally, I have joined a local maker group that has Aspire 8.5 for use with their CNC machine so I can get some experience with the possibilities of of CNC machining. While I can construct some files using the Demo version of V-carve pro, I cannot save tool paths. While I have no problem with that, I cannot open files created in V-Cave Pro 9 or Aspire 9 into Aspire 8.5 at the Maker Space to cut my projects. At least not with my current knowledge of the software.

Is there a way to save the design part of the files so that they can be imported in to Aspire 8.5?

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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby highpockets » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:51 am

V9 is not backwardly compatible with any previous version.
You can save all your toolpath files with the Post Processor for the clubs machine, copy them to a thumb drive and load them to the machine's computer.
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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby 4DThinker » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:01 am

Files created with the trial version will not open on any other PC. They will work on the same PC as the trial if you install the licensed version there.
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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby martin54 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 am

highpockets wrote:V9 is not backwardly compatible with any previous version.
You can save all your toolpath files with the Post Processor for the clubs machine, copy them to a thumb drive and load them to the machine's computer.


You can't save toolpaths using a trial version John but even if you could as 4DThinker has pointed out you need to have the licenced software on the same computer as the trial version.
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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby highpockets » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:28 am

Whoops!! :oops: :oops: :oops: Keep forgetting that.
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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby DHDeirick » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:11 am

I understand that I can’t save toolpaths. I have no problem with that. I just wanted to move the vector definitions from one place to another so I could then generate and save the toolpaths in the licensed version that the Maker group has.

Guess it just isn’t possible. I have to re-create the entire project. Well, at least I will get some practice with it until I get my CNC machine, which includes Vcarve.

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Re: Open V-Carve Pro 9 files in Aspire 8.5

Postby ger21 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:23 pm

I just wanted to move the vector definitions from one place to another so I could then generate and save the toolpaths in the licensed version that the Maker group has.


As mentioned, that's not allowed, regardless of version.
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