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by adze_cnc
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multipe Profile Cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Multipe Profile Cuts

Before doing this, I thought about making the distance 5/16" between each "Vector Loop". I thought this would save time, but VCarve did not create Toolpaths. 5/16” is 0.3125 exactly. But what if, because computer representations of floating point numbers is never 100% exact, the toolpath algorithm ...
by adze_cnc
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Dont know if its a bug or what, but its not what i expected
Replies: 10
Views: 60

Re: Dont know if its a bug or what, but its not what i expected

I figured it would just have rougher edges, not smaller It does have rougher edges…just all around the pocket making the pocket smaller. To quote the v9.5xx manual: Profile Pass: Used to clean up the inside edge after machining the pocket. This can be done either before the rastering (First) or aft...
by adze_cnc
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multipe Profile Cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Multipe Profile Cuts

…or at the very least an image of what you are attempting to do would help. We can’t see what you see. A “vector loop”? What’s that—a circle, a square, an outline of a pigeon, something else?
by adze_cnc
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding the degree symbol when typing text
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Adding the degree symbol when typing text

Generally easier to do a web search for something like “degree symbol” then copy and paste. Useful for other symbols as well (such as the Japanese Yen sign ¥ or the German eszett ß).

Here, have a free degree symbol:

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Steven
by adze_cnc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Replies: 19
Views: 1831

Re: WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!

Martin, Looks like on the IG page you actually need to click on the “Design and Make” logo to access the feed…but…you also need an IG account—shame on you IG! Some of the other videos are readily viewable. If the IG post has a blue bar on the top it’s a video. See attached image. Problem is the vide...
by adze_cnc
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting an arc in X-Z Axis
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: CUTTING AN ARC IN X-Z AXIS

highpockets wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:01 pm
yea re-reading the OP's post I think you're right
When I first read the post I thought: helix? But, Ockham’s Razor gave me a nice shave.
by adze_cnc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting an arc in X-Z Axis
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: CUTTING AN ARC IN X-Z AXIS

John: I suspect the OP wants something like a half-cylinder. Imagine a row of vertical coasters.

A fluting toolpath would work but so would some variant on a moulding toolpath. So would modelling it in a 3D modeller and cut it using roughing & finishing toolpaths.

Steven
by adze_cnc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: An Arc of certain degrees?
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: An Arc of certain degrees?

I wonder if arc through 3 points could be used somehow...
by adze_cnc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: V Grove Fold joint
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: V Grove Fold joint

I expect the original poster was thinking about a technique similar to Marytn (britboxmaker) Brewer’s “EZ Mitre” technique as seen here from “Wood Magazine": https://youtu.be/DCbbvGYEhCo

Steven
by adze_cnc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Darkening Dimensions for Printing
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Darkening Dimensions for Printing

When I print the finished drawings the dimension lines and measurements are so faint they are barely noticeable. Is there a way to darken the dimensions so they will show up when printed? When printing see if you can change the settings of your printer to print at 300dpi rather than anything higher.
by adze_cnc
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question ref Material Setup Page
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Question ref Material Setup Page

This depends on the web browser you’re using. You can try “Print Preview” and see if there is an option to print “background graphics”.
by adze_cnc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions

Try: -1*(1 2/3) in the future.
by adze_cnc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: limited space for carving - carve at an angle?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: limited space for carving - carve at an angle?

One other option if your design allows for it: separate into two carves. All that which fits into 32" in one file and all the remainder. You will be rotating the material 180 degrees so the 2nd file needs also to be rotated 180 degrees. Cut the 1st file, rotate the material 180 degrees, cut the 2nd ...
by adze_cnc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: zig zag profile tool path
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: zig zag profile tool path

Ramp length could be 0 so your machine doesn't have to do a Z move with 1/1000" X-offset.
by adze_cnc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How I can change the direction of a tangential toolpath start?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: How I can change the direction of a tangential toolpath start?

Ron,
Are you using two toolpaths: one for the square and one for the circle? If so, try just one toolpath and select both the circle and square for it.

Steven