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by martin54
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: script text
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: script text

Depends on the project & the size I want the text as with any font I use, one thing you can do which is quick & easy is to use the offset tool to make your text stroke a little bit thicker, how much again depends on the size you want but there is also a limit on how large you can make the offset bef...
by martin54
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: web site design
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: web site design

I also use Squarespace How do you find it Leo? I am pretty new to it, haven't actually used the e commerce part yet as not set up any products for sale but have signed up for both paypal & stripe to allow me to take payments. I was told a week or so ago that I would have been better going with shop...
by martin54
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: web site design
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: web site design

it really depends what you want a website to do, if your looking to sell online then you would need something like an e commerce site & probably the best way to go would be using something like shopify which seems to be the easiest way to do it without having something very costly custom coded. If y...
by martin54
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drilling
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Drilling

After you run the toolpath is your z zero position the same? One option could be that you are losing steps on the z axis trying to plunge to quickly for the machine.On the same note have you checked the bit is tight in the collet & not slipping? What does the toolpath preview look like? If that show...
by martin54
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What finish to use?
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: What finish to use?

Looks very nice, I am a bit of a novice when it comes to things like finishes, it's a huge subject (well I think it is anyway :lol: ) I would probably have done something along the same lines as sharkcutup suggested & taken a few scrap pieces to try different types of finish, really need to start ke...
by martin54
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: newbie here

Welcome Good advice from everyone, I would just add don't cherry pick what you would like to learn next, start at the begining & work your way through, getting a good grounding with the basics will help when you get to the more advanced stuff, takes a bit of time but worth the effort for me :lol: A ...
by martin54
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve Pro Update losses tool database
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Vcarve Pro Update losses tool database

A patch shouldn't make any changes to the tool database, if one has then you would be best contacting vectric support directly, I have been using the software since version 7 & never had a problem when installing a patch. If you are updating to a newer version however using a completely fresh instal...
by martin54
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Shark SD 100 Spoilboard
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Shark SD 100 Spoilboard

question is what are you going to be doing with it :lol: :lol: If you make it the same saze as the table then that will work ok for most things that you do but may give you prolems if you want to tile any jobs. Reason being that you can only surface a part of the board giving you a lip all the way r...
by martin54
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multi level shadow box
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Multi level shadow box

Pictures would help or screenshots, you say the file is a PDF, well that format supports both vector & bitmap data so you may already have vectors within the zipped download. Different ways of dealing with overlaps & intersections depending on what you want to do & the toolpath strategy you are usin...
by martin54
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: US Flag USMC EGA
Replies: 26
Views: 594

Re: US Flag USMC EGA

I have went to the ega and tried to find these duplicate vectors. Can anyone explain what I am missing. I'll gladly remove them. But when I click on a vector and hit delete the whole vector dissappear. I did go back in and selected the tool path then deleted the vector that was assigned. It's like ...
by martin54
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Bit rises after each pass VCPro 10.514
Replies: 19
Views: 704

Re: Bit rises after each pass VCPro 10.514

So how can I "tell" it where the last pass ended for the next path to begin? I don't understand why the software wouldn't know where the material is, since it just removed the material during the pass. Only way to do that would be to edit the gcode, if you can learn how to do that then there isn't ...
by martin54
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need Help with 3D project
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Need Help with 3D project

iHave you specified a distance you want the top of the model to sit within the material thickness ie "a gap above model" because if you haven't & the model is sitting towards the bottom of your board then the bit will plunge deeply into the material. You can't set a pass depth for a finish toolpath,...
by martin54
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: US Flag USMC EGA
Replies: 26
Views: 594

Re: US Flag USMC EGA

What does it look like in the toolpath preview? The toolpath preview is very accurate & you need to learn to trust what you see, if it looks good once you have run the toolpath simulation then those settings are what you should be looking to use. Think I read that you had changed to a single line fo...
by martin54
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: new computer
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: new computer

If you have downloaded from your portal account & can't get it to instal then you might be best contacting Vectric support directly, it may be an anti virus program blocking the instal as others have said but support should be able to sort things out for you :lol: :lol:
by martin54
Mon May 31, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Buying another sheet of plexiglass
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Buying another sheet of plexiglass

My board stretcher doesn't work on plexiglass.

Heat it up a bit & it might :lol: :lol: :lol: