size of carve in trial version

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size of carve in trial version

Postby cargo115 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:59 pm

Hey everyone. I have downloaded the trial version of PhotoVcarve to see if I like it. I must be doing something wrong because even though everything appears ok on the set up screen, it will only carve an image about the size of a postage stamp!! Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Thanks, Mike
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby dwilli9013 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:10 am

sounds like you might need to switch over to inches instead of millimeters.
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby cargo115 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:06 pm

That's what it acts like but I have double checked and I have inches selected. I am baffled
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:24 am

Perhaps the Trial version won't permit carving a full size version of a file you created? You can check with support@vectric.com to find out for sure.

Did the Trial version come with sample files? If so, you should be able to carve the samples.
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby Adrian » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 am

The trial versions will only allow you to carve the sample files. They won't save the code at all for a user created file.

It definitely sounds like a metric/imperial issue (assuming the machine has been properly calibrated to start with). Which post processor are you using when outputting the code? Is it in inches? Is your machine configured for inches?
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby redandbon » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:08 am

Adrian wrote:The trial versions will only allow you to carve the sample files. They won't save the code at all for a user created file.

It definitely sounds like a metric/imperial issue (assuming the machine has been properly calibrated to start with). Which post processor are you using when outputting the code? Is it in inches? Is your machine configured for inches?


Actually, I have had success carving my own created files in the trial version, but the images are all watermarked. Still useful for learning though.
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:28 am

Hello,

Looking at your forum profile, you may be using a Next Wave Piranha machine tool,
if this is the case the (inch) post processor that you will need to use, is the "CNCPiranha (inch) (*.tap)" one.
(I have attached it to this reply).
If you are using a standard G-Code post processor the output size will not be correct.

Please copy the attached file to the "PostP" folder of PhotoVCarve trial edition.

This is usually located at "C\Program Files (x86)\PhotoVCarve Trial\PostP"
(Assuming a 64 bit edition of Microsoft Windows).

Once you have copied the new post processor, exit the application and restart it.
The new post processor will be labelled as "CNCPiranha (inch) (*.tap)" in the list of post processors.
Please give this a try with your machine.

As redandbon has mentioned, the trial edition of PhotoVCarve is a little different to the other product trial editions,
in as much as it will let you machine your own photographs, to whichever size that you wish.
Your own photographs will be machined with a watermark.

I hope that this helps.
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Re: size of carve in trial version

Postby mkalsow » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:30 pm

I had to add a 'G20' (inches vs. metric) to the top of the program for my sample version cuts.
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