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by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Allowance Minder
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Allowance Minder

It's interesting that in the image the "-4mm" allowance examples for the inside and outside profiles do not "kiss" the cross-hatch lines as one might expect them to (as they do in the no allowance version). That is, if they were cut using a 4mm cutter.
by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D Finishing Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: 3D Finishing Issue

As Adrian pointed out in a similar post the line needs to have spaces around the "=" sign and the 2nd "%s" changed to "%d": see viewtopic.php?p=255118#p255118

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TAPE_SPLITTING = 1000 100 "%s_%d.gcode" 1 "YES"
by adze_cnc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: TP preview shows 'feature' not in model
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: TP preview shows 'feature' not in model

I still wonder why this sort of thing needs to be exported and imported as an STL file. Surely Aspire should be able to create rotary toolpaths for things modelled within itself?

Why the need to export and import in STL format?
by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cut time on simple sign
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Cut time on simple sign

Some will say to adjust the scaling factor for the time estimate until it matches your actual time. I don't think I've ever adjusted the scaling factor away from the default 1. Since there is no one perfect scaling factor all that fiddling about to find the right scaling factor seems to me to be was...
by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Laser Marquetry
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Laser Marquetry

Rather than enlarging your vectors for the laser-cut pieces (risking deformation of irregular shapes) try offsetting your laser path as you would if you were cutting with a router bit.
by adze_cnc
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Pass Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Pass Alignment

If the x-axis is losing steps wouldn't the first cuts be spot on and subsequent ones tending toward error? This appears to be quite the opposite.
by adze_cnc
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket with a profile bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Pocket with a profile bottom

For that matter if the "profile at bottom" is a quarter-round the size of a ball-end bit why bother with moulding toolpaths? But without being able to see anything that's just speculation.
by adze_cnc
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: TP preview shows 'feature' not in model
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: TP preview shows 'feature' not in model

Maybe others know better but my question would have to be: why bother with the STL? If you're modelling this in Aspire with a 2-rail sweep can't Aspire's rotary operations work on that?
by adze_cnc
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: problem with Job Sheet Editor when trying to change logo
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: problem with Job Sheet Editor when trying to change logo

Humour me...try replacing the spaces in your PNG file with "_" or "-".
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting lower then flat depth
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Cutting lower then flat depth

Perhaps you should read the help file again. The flat depth is relative to the start depth. It is not an absolute depth from the top of the material.

Given all this dealguy's image and posts still hold true.
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Advice Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Advice Wanted

RalphPitz wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:27 am
Not sure about Phylli's - maybe Phyllis's or Phyllis'
It would be Phyllis’s unless “Phyllis” refers to two or more “Phylli”. Steven
by adze_cnc
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Logo Help
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Logo Help

These vector overlaps might not be abad thing. From what I see most of the overlaps are in making the letter “look 3D” if they were printed out on a 2D material. A question to answer before potentially putting a great amount of time and effort into “fixing” overlaps that perhps don’t need fixing is:...
by adze_cnc
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.503 random cutout toolpaths
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: 10.503 random cutout toolpaths

…or at the very least elobarate on what: "Random cutouts are being disregarded in toolpath generation” are. CHECK?
by adze_cnc
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Chamfer Gadget
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Chamfer Gadget

What version of Aspire / VCarve are you using?

What version of the chamfer gadget are you using?
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Creating a cycloid
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Creating a cycloid

I still think my suggestion is best. Using the equation presented and wiritng a gadget in LUA is also possible but I suspect beyond the capabilities of the original poster (sorry about presuming, CanisLupus).