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by kstrauss
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: GPU question
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: GPU question

I have a Surface Book 3 and I have never seen the GPU active either regardless of what is running. I don't do games on that machine so perhaps it is used then. If you Google you will find many online comments regarding the idle GPU.
by kstrauss
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: the patch 10.506
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: the patch 10.506

I just started VCarve v10.505 and was notified of an update being available. The change log shows: 10.506 Fixed crash during vector unwrapping. Fixed crash with 0 length tabs. Fixed issue with editing moulding toolpath template. Fixed cut through warning sometimes displaying unecessarily. Fix Window...
by kstrauss
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Version 10.5.05
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Version 10.5.05

Thanks!
by kstrauss
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Version 10.5.05
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Version 10.5.05

I just upgraded from 10.5.02 to 10.5.05. The Release Notes mention changes in 10.5.03 but nothing about 10.5.04 and 10.5.05. What was changed?
by kstrauss
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: G90 / G91
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: G90 / G91

How about coding the hole program to produce the feature at x=0/y=0 (or another specific location), move to the desired hole location and use g92 to make the current location be 0,0 (or the specific value desired) then reset using g92.1? The usual approach is to run the main program in G54 and the h...
by kstrauss
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: toolpath splitting
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: toolpath splitting

To narrow it down between a machine problem, an operator problem and an Aspire problem you should examine the generated gcode and compare the Z-axis values between the two sections. Split jobs work here so it is not a universal problem.
by kstrauss
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: where can thread mill be purchased
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: where can thread mill be purchased

Sharkcutup, I don't think that that style of bit will work for thread milling. You need a double-V cutter. Unfortunately I don't know of a source for what you asked but I'm curious. How coarse are the threads that you plan to cut?
by kstrauss
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New chamfer tool needs more
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: New chamfer tool needs more

I believe that I have confused things and me even more. For an example: Start new job, 0,0 at the centre Create circle at the centre Create profile toolpath ON the circle I have "Keep start points" selected although I don't understand why that matters if there is only one toolpath. Is the direction ...
by kstrauss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New chamfer tool needs more
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: New chamfer tool needs more

A general question that would probably also answer Rhots question:
How does one force the cutting of an "On" profile toolpath to be clockwise or counterclockwise? Node edit > Change direction appears to have no effect.
by kstrauss
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2 sided machining issue
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 2 sided machining issue

You can do it "one step at a time": Simulate side 1, DO NOT RESET PREVIEW, simulate side 2.
by kstrauss
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Reversing the process.
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Reversing the process.

I am not aware of a good backplotter that is free; some cost more than VCarve! That said, some controllers such as those based on LinuxCNC display a backplot prior to starting to cut. A common cause of jobs that display right but cut wrong is differences between the tooltable in VCarve and what is a...
by kstrauss
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Spiral out
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Spiral out

Are you using a profile toolpath? If so there is a tick box to "Do lead out" in the same selection area that allows you to choose to do a "Circular lead" in. I usually do a spiral ramp leaving 0.01 or so and finish with a circular leadin/leadout cutting the full depth with a small overcut distance t...
by kstrauss
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V10.5 Chamfer
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: V10.5 Chamfer

I completely agree and I have successfully used offsets to create chamfers on many projects. On a complicated project the offset toolpaths clutter the image (particularly for a double sided project) so it would be great if the offsets could be an integrated part of the setup for the chamfer. A furth...
by kstrauss
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Long reach bits
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Long reach bits

If you don't actually need the long cutting length you may be better using a bit with the usual cutting length and a longer shank. Solid shank is far more rigid than the fluted section.
by kstrauss
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V10.5 Chamfer
Replies: 11
Views: 551

Re: V10.5 Chamfer

brrian noted that "my chamfers are large, usually 1/4" to 3/8" deep." Proper chamfer cutters are readily available in sizes that would cut a 3/8" chamfer in a single pass. Of course one might not have sufficient spindle power and chip clearance may be an issue. A huge advantage of an angled cutter i...