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Postby Samuel4444 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:59 am

Can someone explain what the .crv file is. I am looking to purchase a .crv file and not sure what specifically i will get. Can a .crv file be a 3d file? i know that the .crv3d file has dimension but the item im looking at looks like a 3d object but is only a .crv file. I've researched with no luck. thanks for any help. i have aspire 9.
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Re: .crv file

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:03 am

I’m wondering who sells .crv files (and why). I suppose it’s some kind of pre-made project?

But, that aside, can’t you contact the seller and ask him/her directly what is included in the file?

Proceed with caution if you don’t know the seller and if he/she can’t provide exact info of what is being sold.

Note: A .crv can have 3D model(s) contained in the layout. How about posting a link to the seller’s item so we can help you “check out” what’s up.
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Re: .crv file

Postby sharkcutup » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Hello Samuel and Michael,

In answer to Michael's question --- fundraising. In fact, I have a website that sells Physical woodcrafts and CNC .crv files of projects I have created in V-Carve Pro and all PROCEEDS go to 'FAMILIES IN NEED"! Website address is "Hoganscnccrafts.com

None of my project files have 3D models in them. They are specifically .crv files with toolpaths. The files are Zipped to include the .crv file(s), Project Toolpath Job Sheets, .jpg Image file(s) and in some cases a .pdf instruction file. Some game files have .pdf Game rules are included.

.crv files are created in Vectric's V-Carve Desktop, V-Carve Pro, and Aspire. I am not aware of any other programs that create .crv files at this time. There may be other individuals here that may know a bit more about the .crv files - maybe they will chime in.

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Re: .crv file

Postby fixtureman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:08 pm

sharkcutup wrote:Hello Samuel and Michael,

In answer to Michael's question --- fundraising. In fact, I have a website that sells Physical woodcrafts and CNC .crv files of projects I have created in V-Carve Pro and all PROCEEDS go to 'FAMILIES IN NEED"! Website address is "Hoganscnccrafts.com

None of my project files have 3D models in them. They are specifically .crv files with toolpaths. The files are Zipped to include the .crv file(s), Project Toolpath Job Sheets, .jpg Image file(s) and in some cases a .pdf instruction file. Some game files have .pdf Game rules are included.

.crv files are created in Vectric's V-Carve Desktop, V-Carve Pro, and Aspire. I am not aware of any other programs that create .crv files at this time. There may be other individuals here that may know a bit more about the .crv files - maybe they will chime in.

Have a GREAT DAY!

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when you sell them what version of Aspire do you use. If you have a newer version then the buyer they will not work
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Re: .crv file

Postby sharkcutup » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:46 pm

when you sell them what version of Aspire do you use. If you have a newer version then the buyer they will not work


I do not have Vectric's Aspire presently. I use V-Carve Pro Version 9.516 for all my CNC projects. I have noticed this morning that the latest Version is now 9.517 so after I update I will be going through all files listed on my website in the latest version to make sure they are compatible. I will make the necessary file updates on my website as required.

It is true that if you have an earlier version of the Vectric software and the files are created on a latter version they will NOT work.

Thank you for asking fixtureman!

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Re: .crv file

Postby Adrian » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:54 pm

Any version can read crv files created with an earlier version but not a later one so you would be best to keep them in the oldest format you can for as long as you can really.

Selling the files as EPS would broaden the market. Personally I wouldn't sell files with toolpaths created in them as you're leaving yourself open to people running the files without adjusting them for what their machine is capable of.
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Re: .crv file

Postby sharkcutup » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:11 pm

Any version can read crv files created with an earlier version but not a later one so you would be best to keep them in the oldest format you can for as long as you can really.
Selling the files as EPS would broaden the market. Personally I wouldn't sell files with toolpaths created in them as you're leaving yourself open to people running the files without adjusting them for what their machine is capable of.


I have considered too keeping files in their oldest state (in my case Version 8.0) it just has a drawback when it comes to the TWO-SIDED files for Latter versions.

Thank you Adrian I will definitely take that into consideration. Just a note though on my toolpaths - they are all run on the conservative side but you point is well taken! I do like your idea of EPS type files. I may look at either changing from .crv or just adding to with that capability.

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Re: .crv file

Postby sharkcutup » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:15 pm

After reviewing my files it has come to my attention that many of them if changed to .eps files would require written instructions not only as to the project construction/layout but to how each vector toolpath was setup for carving. This will evidently take considerable time to do. Whereas a .crv file all one individual has to do is click on the toolpath and run the preview animation to see all the required information (depth, toolpath description, etc...) and the toolpath in action.

Definitely has Advantages and Disadvantages in either situation. I have decided to go the .eps route. The file downloads on my website have been halted until I get this tedious task done. I will post an update when all has been achieved.

As to your answer Samuel I believe that has been covered in previous posts here on this thread. We all here on this forum hope they were satisfactory in your quest.

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Re: .crv file

Postby fixtureman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:07 pm

I have Aspire 8.5 so I don't think I could open them
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Re: .crv file

Postby sharkcutup » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:42 pm

I concur you have an early version so any .crv files created with the latter versions you will not be able to open.

With that being said I noted in a previous post that I am in the process of converting files which are on my website to .eps files with all needed info to create the toolpaths included.
.eps files can be imported into V-Carve and Aspire.

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