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by Alan Male
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire update issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Aspire update issue

Thanks for the info Martin
I did as you suggested and now Aspire reports 8.514 so I think I'm up to date again.
Can't explain why 'Check for updates' failed to work though.
Thanks again
by Alan Male
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire update issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Aspire update issue

Hi Folks My Aspire program reports I'm using 8.505 so I thought I'd update to 8.514. When I run 'check for updates' it reports 'update.exe' does not exist so I thought I'd logon to the Vectric site and update from there, however that reports that my software is up to date. I'm confused. Can anybody ...
by Alan Male
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Painted wood (carve-through)
Replies: 4
Views: 2553

Re: Painted wood (carve-through)

....second thoughts... Having re-read your question I can see the problem. My suggestion doesn't work.
by Alan Male
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Painted wood (carve-through)
Replies: 4
Views: 2553

Re: Painted wood (carve-through)

If I'm not mistaken you can set the material colour and the toolpath colour in Preview Toolpaths
by Alan Male
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: distorted picture
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: distorted picture

....or reduce your JOB SIZE (x & y) so that it's close to the size of your model.
If your model is small in relation to the job size it can have the same pixilated effect,
Good Luck
by Alan Male
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corian thermal bend
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Corian thermal bend

Yes, a conventional oven was used at 150 C for 15 minutes.
by Alan Male
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corian thermal bend
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Corian thermal bend

I used two tubes to assist the forming.
Two Tubes to assist forming
Two Tubes to assist forming
by Alan Male
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Corian thermal bend
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Corian thermal bend

Inspired by James' recent live tutorial, I created this Tea Light holder to test the process.
In it's machined / flattened state
In it's machined / flattened state
In it's formed state
In it's formed state
by Alan Male
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Line start and end depth
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Line start and end depth

What style cutter will you be using?
by Alan Male
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Circles array from corner point?
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Circles array from corner point?

I'm not an expert here, but one easy way is to use the Offset Selected Vectors icon and create a new profile 1/4" inboard of your existing.
Then you just use the normal Circle icon to snap to the corners of the newly created profile.
Good luck.

Whoops, someone beat me to it :)
by Alan Male
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: 2 rail sweep
Replies: 4
Views: 3316

Re: 2 rail sweep

Are you just wanting to model the straight portion? If so you could use the extrude option (next to two rail sweep).
You then just need 2 objects...
1. A line to represent the vector length and direction
2. A cross sectional curve that will be extruded along the line.
Hope this helps.
by Alan Male
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: To sweep or not to sweep...
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: To sweep or not to sweep...

It depends on your size... but have you tried V-Carve/Engraving Toolpath.
I just did a quick test and it works fine with a 90deg 'V' bit.
by Alan Male
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Problem with engraving cutter
Replies: 32
Views: 9636

Re: Problem with engraving cutter

Might have nothing to do with it, but you have 'Project Toolpath on to 3D Model' selected?
Is it necessary for this job?
Cheers....
Alan
by Alan Male
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: help with crests please
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: help with crests please

Hi Alex
If you look in the Aspire - 'Gallery'
under the topic = 'Another Coat of Arms'
you will see the Crest I created for a friend making use of some of the Aspire clipart as Phil suggests.
Good luck,
Alan
by Alan Male
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Salt Boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 8663

Re: Salt Boxes

I had a PM asking how I created the geometry in VCP The attached file shows the steps. I've used Layers to show the sequence. (show the layers one-by-one for best effect) Layer 1 - Create two circles Layer 2 - Add the third circle and line Layer 3 - Mirror the left circle about the right hand line L...