Having trouble visualizing two sided projects in V8.5

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Having trouble visualizing two sided projects in V8.5

Postby sharkcutup » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 pm

Don't Have Version 9.0 of VCarve yet ----

Are You Having trouble visualizing two sided projects when designing in V8.5 or earlier versions?

I have found when I have trouble visualizing certain aspects of a two sided project in VCarve V8.5 I just rough everything in VCarve 8.5 using layers for the two different sides. Then I just open that .crv file into the Trail Version 9.0 of VCarve. Make a few adjustments within separating the two sides from the layers into the proper places in V9. Create if necessary and then Run the tool paths. I am then able to preview both sides of my project after running all toolpaths. Adjust depths and any other features that need adjusting (Take notes down on changes -- can't use files saved in newer versions (V9) and then use in previous versions (V8.5 & Earlier)). Re-Calculate tool paths, and verify! I then go back to Version 8.5 make the adjustments from my notes. Re-calculate tool paths, verify and then I am ready to proceed with carving my project.

This does not help Vectric for whatever reason an individual has for not upgraded his/her VCarve product. I just thought maybe this tip would help those like myself who have trouble visualizing two sided projects until he/she is ready to upgrade! But then again who knows the more you use the two-sided application within TRIAL Version 9.0 of VCarve it may prompt you into biting the bullet and Upgrading anyway!!!

Myself I have just not seen a significant advantage to upgrade to V9.0 Yet!

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Re: Having trouble visualizing two sided projects in V8.5

Postby wbrock » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:04 pm

I don't know when you bought your software but if was in the last 12 months Vectric will give you a free upgrade. I don't think I've notice enough of a change to make the purchase myself. I would like to someday get Aspire but it's cost prohibitive for me, but someday I'll get it.
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Re: Having trouble visualizing two sided projects in V8.5

Postby sharkcutup » Wed May 02, 2018 2:11 pm

Thank you for your response to this post!

I purchased my CNC along with V-Carve in March of 2016 (2 years ago) so unfortunately I do not qualify for the free upgrade!

Aspire is an alternative but in my case too it is cost prohibitive but then again maybe one day it may happen --- only time will tell!!!


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