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by martin54
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Installation on 2 computers?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Installation on 2 computers?

Just log in to your customer portal & download them, the portal contains the most up to date Version of the software you own so any patches that are relevant to V8.5 will already be included. :lol: :lol:
by martin54
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Material for a vacuum table
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Material for a vacuum table

When you say sign foam do you mean the actual product sign foam as made by the Smartgroup or some other substrate like foamex?? I know absolutely nothing about the smartgroup product but if you are talking about foamex type substrates (foamed PVC Sheet) then I am not sure it would be something I wou...
by martin54
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Surrounding a game of CHESS
Replies: 22
Views: 788

Re: Surrounding a game of CHESS

Looking good, you will need some really classy Peices to go with that board, forget the ones you have mentioned & make some of these, far more up market :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
minion chess (watermarked).jpg
by martin54
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3D NOOB
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: 3D NOOB

Speed & feed settings vary so much you would really be better doing your own experimenting, you won't learn much using other peoples settings & they may be completely wrong for your machine & how you have it set up. Don't forget when adding the tapered ball nose that it is the tip radious that you e...
by martin54
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inlay into 3D object?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: inlay into 3D object?

Any particular reason why you want to use the Inlay toolpath? Not something I have done but could you not use the V-inlay technique that was developed by Paul Zank ?? Since that users the Vcarve toolpath you can project onto a 3D surface, like I say not something I have done so just guessing :lol: :...
by martin54
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Uccnc wit vcarve
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Uccnc wit vcarve

look at ger21 website, he has post processors for Vectric software, think they were also posted on here a while ago if you do a search. I have been using the mm version since they were first posted. Also worth looking at the 2017 screenset if you are thinking of using UCCNC software. http://www.thec...
by martin54
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Edge Lit Signs
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Edge Lit Signs

Well give it a try then :lol: :lol: Only you will know for sure if you are happy with the end result. Yes you could use an etching paste, if you want to experiment but don't want the expense of a drag bit then that actually might be a more cost effective way of experimenting, I'm kind of lucky becau...
by martin54
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: zig zag profile tool path
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: zig zag profile tool path

cusoak wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:54 pm
how are the two files posted different.
Thanks for the help
I haven't looked but they probably aren't different, one is an Aspire File & the other is a Vcarve file if you look at the file extension :lol: :lol:
by martin54
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Edge Lit Signs
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Edge Lit Signs

Ive etched glass with a drag bit & I just don't think you get as good results as you do with Acrylic, it may be something to do with light refraction & I found personally I was better sandblasting glass rather than etching it with a drag bit. Having said that if you have access to a lot for free the...
by martin54
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Yearning for Purple Heart
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Yearning for Purple Heart

I'm not an expert & have only used a few pen blanks but they were brown when they arrived with a note from the seller to say that the wood was brown when fresh cut & if left for a few days would change colour. Sure enough it did. Advice I have seen when turning pens is to turn the pen & then leave i...
by martin54
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Path length
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Path length

+1 to what Ted said :lol: :lol:

What is this actually for? Is it for work in a certain Industry where things are worked out differently? Not something I have come across before & not a question I have seen asked on the forum :lol: :lol:
by martin54
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Back after break
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Back after break

A lot depends on what you are looking for & what additional work you want to have to do. Like Adrian the first place I look is Design & Make, I know that their models are designed for the sort of work I am doing & I won't have any problems with them. I don't do that much 3D but they have been good f...
by martin54
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Installation on 2 computers?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Installation on 2 computers?

As long as it's only you using them then you can have the software installed on up to 3 devices :lol: :lol:
by martin54
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Free Model (Anchor)
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Free Model (Anchor)

Another fine job Ted, your getting very proficient with the modeling tools, only wish I could pick it up the same :oops: :oops:
by martin54
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best sign format
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Best sign format

As has already been said, ask the customer what font has been used & then use that directly if you can. If the customer doesn't know then ask them to find out from the designer for you or ask them for a contact number for the designer. You never know if you speak with the designer about it then it m...