Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

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Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby JamesB » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:45 am

Vectric have a dedicated Support website here: http://support.vectric.com/
On this site you will find the following resources to help you work with our software:

Training Videos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) - searchable
Links to Program Updates
Free Monthly Projects
Gadgets
A Support Contact forum
Upgrade Options

Along with this forum this is a great place to find answers to your questions along with tips and tricks that will help you get the most from the software.

Thanks,
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby jcjenkins3 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:47 am

Where on the website can I find what software is compatible with Aspire?
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby mezalick » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:04 am

Chris,
It's more of what type of file can Aspire work with.....
You can see a list of file types on the Aspire features page.


http://www.vectric.com/products/aspire/features.htm
Also if you click on the import 3d file button in Aspire, there will be a dropdown box with a list of file types that can be imported.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby tmerrill » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:09 am

Hi Chris,

I think you are asking about what file types Aspire can work with? If so, these FAQs should help you:

http://support.vectric.com/aspire-quest ... nto-aspire

http://support.vectric.com/aspire-quest ... e-imported

Some of these types of files are proprietary but others can be produced by many other programs.

Aspire can export 3D models as .stl, .obj and .pov file types and 2D vectors as .dxf, .eps, .ai and .svg.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby mezalick » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:08 am

Thanks Tim,
I need to bookmark those pages......
I know they were around somewhere,,,just couldn't find them this AM..

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby jcjenkins3 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:41 am

I am really asking what types of programs that generate g code, like mach 3 are compatable with Aspire. I now have a cncshark, which has its own proprietary software, which I know will work. However, if I get a different machine, what software would I use? I'm sorry to be so ignorant on this, but I have only used Vectric products on the Shark.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby calgrdnr » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:51 am

Chris, It is the post processor that determines the output of the aspire files ... and there is a lot
so compatible with a lot of machine its easier if you say what you what you are looking at .

I used Mach 3 and now have Shopbot . Just changed the PP :)
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Lrob » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:54 pm

"Aspire can export 3D models as .stl, .obj and .pov file types and 2D vectors as .dxf, .eps, .ai and .svg."

Curious as to where it says on the Vectric web site that Aspire can "Export" models in a STL format. I currently have Aspire to 2.5 and would jump at an upgrade if I can indeed export in STL.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby tmerrill » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:04 am

I currently have Aspire to 2.5 and would jump at an upgrade if I can indeed export in STL.

There are many other good reasons to upgrade but you may be interested to know you can export in STL from V2.5. Open the Model pull down menu from the main menu and select "Export as STL".

Version 4 had added the additional 3D export file types.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Leo » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:12 am

YES - Aspire 4 can indeed export STL.

I just exported an STL - then imported it into Solidworks.


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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Lrob » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:21 am

Tim and Leo

I would like to thank you both. Guess I have been spending too much time doing 2D stuff in Aspire.

FYI, the reason I am interested in exporting in the STL format is that I am going to get a 3D printer soon and think it would be cool to use Aspire to create some interesting projects.

And yes, I will be upgrading to Aspire 4.0 anyway.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Leo » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:25 am

Larry, the sign I did in the STL view was totally done in Aspire. I used NO other software. I exported the STL and imported to Solidworks only to show that is CAN be done.
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December 2013 update

Postby Chelmite » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:15 am

Today, 12/6/2013, I asked Aspire 4.015 to check for updates.
It said it updated some data files.
Is there somewhere I can find out what was updated?

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Roy Esslinger » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:26 pm

thanks for all your help, but where can I find a tutorial on how to use GIMP
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby PaulRowntree » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Roy Esslinger wrote:thanks for all your help, but where can I find a tutorial on how to use GIMP

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
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