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by mrmfwilson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Align holes to square
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Align holes to square

Another way would be to use the Array Copy command. Draw one circle and Array Copy the circle. For 4 circles use; 2 Columns and 2 Rows. Set the spacing to Offset and enter the center to center offset distance. The offset distance can be different for X (Rows) and Y(columns) if needed.
by mrmfwilson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Layered Resin InLays Test
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Layered Resin InLays Test

Just ran across this. Looks very interesting. Are you filling the cavity with resin and carving the resin to add the different colors?
by mrmfwilson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Steve, just curious, I tried what you said and was wondering if this is what your edge looks like. It's hard to tell from the pictures. I also decided to draw an inner and outer circle to encapsulate the edge and cut the rope model within the two circles the pocket the center. Saves a little time. R...
by mrmfwilson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Nice! I'll give it a whirl.
by mrmfwilson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Not sure what is different today except that I wasn't un-checking the Auto Resize Z when I made the model 2X. I tried the same method today without the Auto Resize Z and it worked perfectly. When I smoothed the model the edges smoothed and extended the model boundary a bit. Reduced the model and cre...
by mrmfwilson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Here's the link to the file
by mrmfwilson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

I can see the problem before the inside is cut. I don't want to cut back the rope. I would like it to be flush. It's me just being too picky. When I get back home I'm going to cut it out and see how bad it really looks. Right now I'm in Bristol not too far from Vectric headquarters. Thanks for all t...
by mrmfwilson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Unfortunately the smoothing at a larger (2X) size doesn't seem to do any smoothing on the edges. Maybe I'll just have to be satisfied with what I have. I can't justify the cost of Aspire. Maybe next year.
by mrmfwilson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a try. Thanks
by mrmfwilson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

Thanks. I don't have Aspire. Since you made an STL of the model i'm guessing that you didn't have to deal with the pixels in the models that come with the software. An STL will be a smoother model without the rough edges. ALso, your example looks like a smaller diameter and a thicker model. File is ...
by mrmfwilson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Overcutting on a rope model

These are created when the rope is carved. I tried lowering the base but they are still there. Lowering the base makes the rope have an edge. I also tried to use a zero plane but there was no difference. It seems to be artifacts of the model. The model has been enlarged. I also tried using a small b...
by mrmfwilson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Overcutting on a rope model
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Overcutting on a rope model

Any ideas on how to stop these overcuts? I backed off the boundary offset a bit. I don't want to back it off too much because it will not cut the entire model.
Rope Border.jpg
by mrmfwilson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Material Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Material Alignment

Sounds like you are on the right path. I do this all the time. I usually mark a center line and lay a ruler on the piece to use as a reference for size. Try and take the picture as parallel to the piece as possible so that your scale is accurate. I use the center as the origin in the software so I c...
by mrmfwilson
Sun May 03, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d finishing toolpath operation order
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: 3d finishing toolpath operation order

As far as I know there is no way to change the direction. The 3D finishing path will start from the lowest point and move the the highest point. The 3D roughing path is only raster. It starts at the top and moves down in layers. Play around with the to types. If you need to use the roughing path, it...
by mrmfwilson
Sat May 02, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Prism raised panel
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Prism raised panel

I looks like the example was with a rectangular prism. A square can be done with one profile. A rectangle takes both full profiles. With my example you can make the rectangle any size and make both size profiles and always get a point in the middle.