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by Chelmite
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How can I copy and paste crv files while retaining layers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: How can I copy and paste crv files while retaining layer

If you edit the DXF file in a text editor, you can fix the text case. Look for LAYER lines in the DXF file: 0 LAYER 2 DEF-TITLE Change the case for the layer name: 0 LAYER 2 Def-Title Save the DXF file and Import Vectors. The imported layers will retain the case. Unfortunately, the Text Objects are ...
by Chelmite
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions
Replies: 164
Views: 1734830

Re: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions

How do I move my post from VCarve Pro to Aspire?
http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php? ... 29#p161129
by Chelmite
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ventilation grills for the high school theatre
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Ventilation grills for the high school theatre

buck4, those are nice, elegant grills!

Chelmite
by Chelmite
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Ventilation grills for the high school theatre
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Ventilation grills for the high school theatre

When the local high school built their small theatre (right behind the big theatre), they built a stage that covered up the ventilation returns for the room. This made the theatre too hot or too cold, depending on the season. I used Aspire to design 4 ventilation grills that I cut on my ShopBot (min...
by Chelmite
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Finally Done
Replies: 6
Views: 4571

Re: Finally Done

Beautiful!
by Chelmite
Mon May 12, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: how does setting Z=0 affect how deep the cuts are?
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

how does setting Z=0 affect how deep the cuts are?

I'm trying to make some cuts in some wood where the depth of the hole, with respect to the bottom of the board, is critical. That is, the bottom of the board has been leveled. The top of the board is close to level, but not exactly level, but that doesn't matter to me because most of it will be carv...
by Chelmite
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D Modelling and no-cut zone
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: 3D Modelling and no-cut zone

I've watched many of them, and they're well done and really useful.

Unless you memorize everything, it's really hard to go back and search for a concept, such as "no-cut zone".
by Chelmite
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D Modelling and no-cut zone
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: 3D Modelling and no-cut zone

Woohoo! That worked! Thank you!

(Is this documented somewhere?)
by Chelmite
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D Modelling and no-cut zone
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

3D Modelling and no-cut zone

Hi. I'm trying to add a 3-D shape on the perimeter of an already-milled 3D design. The inside of the field has mounting holes for bolts. I want to create the 3D roughing and finishing steps for the perimeter without hitting anything on the inside (especially the already-cut portions of the design an...
by Chelmite
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What origin does Aspire use when creating toolpaths?
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: What origin does Aspire use when creating toolpaths?

Thanks! That clears up the mystery.
by Chelmite
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Support Pages and Frequently Asked Questions
Replies: 164
Views: 1734830

December 2013 update

Today, 12/6/2013, I asked Aspire 4.015 to check for updates.
It said it updated some data files.
Is there somewhere I can find out what was updated?

Thanks,
Chelmite
by Chelmite
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pesky rabbets
Replies: 9
Views: 3817

Re: Pesky rabbets

I tried that, and no matter whether I choose climb or conventional, it starts at the center and works out, only the direction changes, either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
by Chelmite
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pesky rabbets
Replies: 9
Views: 3817

Re: Pesky rabbets

Yeah, drawing the toolpaths explicitly would work, but...
  • I was hoping the software would do the work for me.
  • If I create the path manually, then decide to change the stepover to 20% or 40% (or some other number), then I have to re-draw all those toolpaths.
by Chelmite
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pesky rabbets
Replies: 9
Views: 3817

Pesky rabbets

I'm trying to use Aspire/VCarve Pro to cut a rabbetaround the perimeter of my work (see my attachment, rabbet_s.png) . So that I can run the 1/2" end-mill faster, I want to start at the perimeter, cutting with 20%-40% of the mill. I can't find the right toolpath that will cut this correctly. I've tr...
by Chelmite
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: What origin does Aspire use when creating toolpaths?
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

What origin does Aspire use when creating toolpaths?

What origin does Aspire use when creating toolpaths? When laying out my design in Aspire, I generally use the center as 0,0 with the design laid out symetrically about this origin. When I create my toolpaths, where does it assume the origin is? (Multiple choice. Which answer is correct?) (a) It assu...