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Router

Postby Ivanho1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:18 pm

I have a shark HD4. My router does not turn on in Photocarve. I found where the pp are but photocarve will not accept the one from vcarve. I am trying to use the demo program.
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Re: Router

Postby Adrian » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:44 pm

The VCarve one will work but you need to delete the arc sections a PVC doesn't support those.
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Re: Router

Postby Ivanho1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:07 pm

took out all of the arc lines. Still would not load into PC.
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Re: Router

Postby IslaWW » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:42 pm

Each time you restart PVC it will tell you which line is not compatible. Remove that section. Rinse and repeat.
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Re: Router

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:45 pm

Ivanho1 wrote:took out all of the arc lines. Still would not load into PC.


Is this because you are using the Demo software?
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Re: Router

Postby Ivanho1 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Yep using demo. Trying to decide if I want to buy it. If it won't work with my SharkHD4 then probably not. I watched the video under varve but am not able to try it as the demo won't let you save. Hate to spend the money on something I am not sure will work. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Router

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 pm

You may want to ask your fellow Shark users on the Shark Forum. Perhaps they can confirm that PhotoVCarve will work on your system.
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Re: Router

Postby LittleGreyMan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 pm

IIRC, the demo will just allow you to output code for the sample files, not for your own design.

You'll have to check with these file, without changing the design. You may be able to change tool and cutting parameters, but I'm not sure.

You can edit the pp, though.

If it's not your issue, could you explain step by step what you are doing?
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Re: Router

Postby Adrian » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:59 pm

Ivanho1 wrote:Yep using demo. Trying to decide if I want to buy it. If it won't work with my SharkHD4 then probably not. I watched the video under varve but am not able to try it as the demo won't let you save. Hate to spend the money on something I am not sure will work. Thanks for the replies.

The demo will let you save the sample files. It will definitely work with your machine. It's just a matter of using the right post processor which you can download here - http://shop.nextwaveautomation.com/shop ... x?recid=26
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Re: Router

Postby Ivanho1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:29 am

OK. I loaded the PP for my machine. It still does not turn on the router. I guess it just won't do that. Thanks for the help anyway.
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Re: Router

Postby Adrian » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:04 am

Ivanho1 wrote:OK. I loaded the PP for my machine. It still does not turn on the router. I guess it just won't do that. Thanks for the help anyway.

Just add the code from the VCarve one that turns on the router to the PVC one. The PP files are designed to be user editable. There is a guide on the VCarve help menu. Alternatively you can create the toolpaths in PVC and then save/import the PVC file into VCarve and output all the code from there using the one post processor. Many ways to skin the same cat.
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Re: Router

Postby Ivanho1 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:16 am

VCARVE tech spt sent me a pp that works. Off and running.
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Re: Router

Postby Darrol15 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:15 am

I am having the same problem on my Shopbot Buddy 48 I bought the PhotoVCarve and I can't make the router turn on. Can someone help?
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