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by Markm
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Opening large stl files
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Opening large stl files

I cut one of those out. It was tricky but do a fresh reboot making sure you have nothing running in the backround and then try. I have an I7 with 32 gigs of ram and it was hit and miss to get it to work. The other advice I can give you is to stick it into another software and decimate the the file t...
by Markm
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Stl size limit into aspire
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Stl size limit into aspire

I have a huge and I mean huge (584mb) stl file and I con't import it in as it says (out of memory). I am wondering what the size limit is. I will try to decimate it but would like to leave it large as possible. Thank you

Mark
by Markm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Christmas Nativity Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

Re: Christmas Nativity Scene

I made an 8 ft x 8ft one of those for out in front of my parents house. It amazes me the amount of people who come into my store and say they saw it and wonder where they bought it from.

Mark
by Markm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: The Fox and the Stork
Replies: 24
Views: 10284

Re: The Fox and the Stork

Nice as always

Mark
by Markm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Some questions about topograhical models
Replies: 26
Views: 7384

Re: Some questions about topograhical models

I am a chairman of our township and work with my county all the time. They gave me a grayscale height relief of the area from their mapping software. You can just drop that in and set your hieght in aspire peice of cake. At least it should be I'll let you know after I get it all done. There was a ho...
by Markm
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cub Scouts - Arrow of Light
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: Cub Scouts - Arrow of Light

I'll try to find my picture but I also put coffee cup hangers on the bottom and places a real wood arrow on it. There is bands of color that you can paint to show what activities they completed as WeBeLos.

Mark
by Markm
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Yet another Aztec Calander
Replies: 24
Views: 9412

Re: Yet another Aztec Calander

Mine became a 3rd grade project. My son had to make something to look like a famous stone. He learned how to run the cnc and how to paint something to make it look like stone.
by Markm
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Halloween Display - Singing Busts
Replies: 13
Views: 4178

Re: Halloween Display - Singing Busts

very creative I love it
by Markm
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Splitting a toolpath?
Replies: 16
Views: 8010

Re: Splitting a toolpath?

hello
there is a tile toolpath option in the software that should do it.

Mark
by Markm
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Toolpath: Wood: Cut against or with grain better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Toolpath: Wood: Cut against or with grain better?

Me as well I always 3d finish with the grain shows less
by Markm
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Lubricant for bits
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: Lubricant for bits

I learned that the bits dull very fast depending on your spindle speed as well as feed rate. If you are getting dust you are running it to fast. If the outside edge is good it is probably because of the strait lines and faster motion. When you get the Z involved it slows the ipm rate, so you have to...
by Markm
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vectric User Group Meeting 2011 in Images
Replies: 7
Views: 3040

Re: Vectric User Group Meeting 2011

It was enjoyable seeing everybody and meeting many new people. Thank you for the nice event Vectric.
by Markm
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sanding 3D Carvings - Radial Bristle Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 5147

Re: Sanding 3D Carvings - Radial Bristle Brush

I use the 3m 6" size all the time. They work very well and save tons of time. I have has way better luck with them then the sanding mops. They will sand away your detail if you are not careful. I use the white (120) and the red (220) they can save you hours of hand sanding on a project
by Markm
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: one big bird
Replies: 12
Views: 5211

Re: one big bird

I don't remembers who bit I used on that one. it was and extra long 1/4" ball nose but it was only 6" long. The halo was added behind the head because that was my trouble spot for depth and that cut it to 5" of drop. Also remember that longer bits do not always help because you only have so much hie...
by Markm
Tue May 11, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: one big bird
Replies: 12
Views: 5211

one big bird

Alright the next project was a 8 foot long by 5 foot tall Holy Spirit Plaque. this was carved out of 6 lb HDU (which is way to soft I will not use under 15lb again) The sheet was 6" thick. I sliced the doves beak off and cut it out of a scrap i had left from the rays. I than hand resined the entire ...