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by kstrauss
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cam question, removing perimeter of circle, for example.
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Cam question, removing perimeter of circle, for example.

My usage of VCarve is mostly in cutting metal so results with wood may differ. A straight line leadin goes to full cutter engagement over a short distance which possibly results in significant tool deflection. With a reasonably large radius tangential arc the full engagement is over a much longer di...
by kstrauss
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

Thanks, I'll give it a try. Perhaps as an enhancement the smoothing tolerance could be varied as a function of model size. As you noticed my STL is not large (less than an inch in diameter). My projects are mostly in metal or plastic and range between small and tiny.
by kstrauss
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Document Variables
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Document Variables

Document variables are great for defining designs parametrically. Is there any way to define a document variable that is itself a formula? Something like defining {CutDepth} as "z-0.1" or "{LidThick}/2"?
by kstrauss
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

GregK, I appreciate your comments. My testing was done with 10.509 and my results seem much worse than you showed with 9.519 and are similar to your pre-9.519 image. Is it possible that somehow the 9.519 update was not carried into 10.509?
by kstrauss
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

Thanks for the clue regarding a previous discussion. After considerable searching I found https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32700&p=237448&hilit=stl+problem#p237448 which describes a problem very similar to mine. Greg K wrote that: "It seems that the current tolerance for this part of th...
by kstrauss
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vectric Files
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Vectric Files

I haven't actually tried it with Vectric products but I suspect that you can move any folders by creating a symbolic link to the new location. See https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/c ... -or-linux/
by kstrauss
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

The STL is a customer file. I believe that he used FreeCAD 0.19 to create it.
by kstrauss
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

Immediately after the import I get
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Notice the banding along the side. I get essentially the same banding when I actually cut the job.
by kstrauss
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: STL Import Problem

I've tried importing both ways and the results appear to be identical. It is actually rather small at 0.76x1.5 inches (the STL was created in MM and I selected Model units under Model Scaling).
by kstrauss
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: STL Import Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 536

STL Import Problem

I'm trying to import a STL for a rotary job and getting strange artifacts. The STL looks fine in several STL viewers. What am I doing wrong? I have attached the .CRV before I do the import. STL files cannot be added here so I renamed it as Mister75.stl.txt to allow it to be attached. You will have t...
by kstrauss
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Recently opened files...
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Recently opened files...

Thanks!
by kstrauss
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Recently opened files...
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Recently opened files...

I have VCarve installed on my office and shop computers. It would be great to have both machines show the same list of recently opened files. Does anyone know where that information is stored?
by kstrauss
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rotary Preview Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Rotary Preview Issue

In some cases the preview for a rotary job is seriously misleading. I created a profile toolpath that is parallel to the axis of the stock and uses a large diameter cutter. In this case the stock diameter is 1-inch and the cutter is 40mm in diameter. The expected result is a flat on the round stock ...
by kstrauss
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Post Processor
Replies: 13
Views: 654

Re: Post Processor

There are also some excellent instructions in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35829
by kstrauss
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Rotary Woes
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Rotary Woes

Please excuse my earlier annoyance. I had assumed that many people were doing rotary work and was very surprised by the dearth of posts followed by the realization that even some of those had errors that made them unusable. I should have been clearer earlier and confess that I'm somewhat familiar wi...