ger21 wrote:If you right click on the CPU graph, and select "Change Graph to Logical Cores", you'll probably see that 1 core is doing all the work, because Aspire is not multithreaded.
martin54 wrote:Are you running the 32 bit or 64 bit version of the software, what ram do you have fitted & what graphics card, how much free space have you on the HDD all these things make a difference
adze_cnc wrote:I'd ask myself: do I really need a step-over of 0.035mm (i.e. about half to a third of the diameter of a human hair)?
At that resolution you are calculating 5,714 raster passes (half that for an offset toolpath).
dealguy11 wrote:I agree with Adrian - there's something odd with your file. I tried setting up a similar sized model with a .41mm (1/64") bit at 7% stepover on a much lower spec'd machine and came in around 5 minutes. I'm also struggling with amount of detail you're needing. I also set up this model with a 1/16" bit (1.59mm) and the difference in visible detail was barely noticeable. From more than a meter away I would not be able to see it.
Adrian wrote:Just setup a file that I think matches what you're describing and it calculated in about a minute on my PC which is less powerful than yours. Really need to see the actual file to know what's going on.