Project of the Month - Weathervane Country Clock

Re: Project of the Month - Weathervane Country Clock

Postby TReischl » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:27 am

Let's see, someone is gonna give me something for free. . . .

Oh, wait, I have not upgraded! That is not FAIR!!!!

sheeeesh. . . . .
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Re: Project of the Month - Weathervane Country Clock

Postby Samson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Adrian wrote:A current version can open any version of a file created with a older version but an older version can't read a file created with a newer version. That's true of many software packages not just Vectric.

CRV files (of the correct versions) can be read by Cut2D and VCarve but any 3D data/VCarve only toolpaths will be ignored by Cut2D. Only Aspire can read CRV3D files.


All of the other software I own, the files can be saved to an earlier release. There's no reason it can't be done. A simple .stl file would probably work.
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Re: Project of the Month - Weathervane Country Clock

Postby TReischl » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:37 am

Samson wrote:
Adrian wrote:A current version can open any version of a file created with a older version but an older version can't read a file created with a newer version. That's true of many software packages not just Vectric.

CRV files (of the correct versions) can be read by Cut2D and VCarve but any 3D data/VCarve only toolpaths will be ignored by Cut2D. Only Aspire can read CRV3D files.


All of the other software I own, the files can be saved to an earlier release. There's no reason it can't be done. A simple .stl file would probably work.


Maybe, maybe not. I have two programs that will "save to an earlier version" and when that is selected they both start telling me how features included in the running version will not be saved to the earlier version.

You also made a good point about saving in a different format. I think the issue with Vectric products is that they are saving toolpaths which are not all that generic. EPS, STL etc are available, but when it comes to a "monthly" project a lot of the folks want the toolpaths. Otherwise all that would need to be done is save the geometry as a neutral format like EPS.
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Re: Project of the Month - Weathervane Country Clock

Postby Adrian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:13 am

Samson wrote:
Adrian wrote:A current version can open any version of a file created with a older version but an older version can't read a file created with a newer version. That's true of many software packages not just Vectric.

CRV files (of the correct versions) can be read by Cut2D and VCarve but any 3D data/VCarve only toolpaths will be ignored by Cut2D. Only Aspire can read CRV3D files.


All of the other software I own, the files can be saved to an earlier release. There's no reason it can't be done. A simple .stl file would probably work.


Aspire can export as STL and both versions can export vectors in a multitude of formats. However the license for the free projects expressly forbids them from being converted into formats usable by non-Vectric software.

The problem with having saves to earlier versions is that it has to miss out on new features that the old software knows nothing about so if the designer of the project has used those features (and why wouldn't they as the whole idea of the free projects is to showcase the software to potential buyers) then you're back to square one with a project that can't be loaded.
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