Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Phil » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:57 pm

sailfl wrote:Where are the gadgets stored on my computer hard drive? Or where am I suppose to store them?

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In Aspire, under the File menu click on Open Application Data Folder, you should see a gadgets folder in the Application Data Folder.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby howelleli » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Hello I'm new Vectric and new to my machine. I have been practicing and have come up with my first design. I went to save the tool paths and I'm confused what to click under the Post Processor. What option do I choose. Where it will go once saved?
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby JamesB » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:30 am

Hello Beth, you may want to check with the folks at Laguna to see what the most appropriate post processor is for your machine. When you do the saving operation you will get the chance to navigate into the folder that you would like to save the file into.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Dave Van » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:16 pm

Is the Vectric Support Forum an appropriate venue for a regional informal Vectric User Group for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, USA?

A couple of weeks ago a day-long workshop was organized for Vectric users in our region. About 20 people attended. It was very helpful. We would like to establish a venue for communicating between Vectric users in our three - state area. Obviously we would love to have input from users in other areas as well so we would not want to exclude anyone. But it's sometimes helpful to be able to communicate with other users in our immediate area. Seeing someone else's techniques and CNC in action can be very helpful.

If the Vectric Forum is an appropriate place for a regional group that would be fantastic! Then we wouldn't have to set up and monitor a different type of forum like Facebook or Google Plus.

Suggestions?

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Druid_ian » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:24 pm

how can I get access to pm's on the forum please I now have several waiting but cant view or answer

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Tom Repole » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:19 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum, and not even be on the right page. (if not let me know) But I have a question about line drawings or patterns and photos of the line drawing. I traced the pattern, took a photo, imported the bit map image, got the vectors and tool path, but I need to get a correct size. its close but how can I adjust the drawing to be close to the original dimensions. I have a few other questions but I wanted to see if I am in the right place.

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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Adrian » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:25 pm

It's best to start a new topic on the forum section for the software you're using (Aspire, VCarve, Cut2D etc) for each question. Try a search first using the search at the top of the page and be sure to check the FAQ's and tutorials at http://support.vectric.com

You can use the Set Size tool (shortcut key T) to set the overall size of a individual or selected set of vectors by typing in the exact size you want it to be.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Giggins » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:49 am

Hello i have a 3020 mini cnc engraving machines i made my first 2 signs it cutout but it is two small 1x1 i made it 15by6 inch how can i make it .
i have tried everything in (aspire) is it my (mach3) config ports&pins input signals or output signals. : ty gary
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Adrian » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:43 am

Check that you are using the correct Post Processor for your machine and that the units it's using (mm or inch) are what your machine is set to.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby martin54 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:42 am

Have you tuned your axis motors in mach3 to ensure that the machine moves the correct distance when a command is entered? ie: if you tell the machine to move an inch does it actually move an inch? If you have done the tuning as per the mach3 set up then as Adrian has said check your using the correct post processor.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Giggins » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:14 am

hi adrian it was my mm i hade it to inch thank you so much .gary
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby garysb56 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:13 am

Where do i put the Post processor files i don't a folder anywhere does anyone know?
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Roy Esslinger » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:09 am

Am I assuming correctly that V-carve Pro and Aspire can only do flat work and is not capable of doing turnings. I have a Legacy Arty-58 and I can also turn spindles on it. I have Turbo-Cad but need a lot more training on it to be proficient.
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby Adrian » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:40 am

Roy Esslinger wrote:Am I assuming correctly that V-carve Pro and Aspire can only do flat work and is not capable of doing turnings. I have a Legacy Arty-58 and I can also turn spindles on it. I have Turbo-Cad but need a lot more training on it to be proficient.

Both products can do rotary machining which may or may not be what you're after. See the video here - http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V8 ... D_PRO.html

Aspire can additionally do rotary 3D models - http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V8 ... D_PRO.html
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Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

Postby knighttoolworks » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:46 am

How do I get the toolpath summery to show in 8.0?
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