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by adze_cnc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The Tool Database is different for the chamfer toolpath?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: The Tool Database is different for the chamfer toolpath?

Dear Original Poster (OP): I was thinking on the bustoay: If you really are determined to use a tapered ball end bit for chamfers then lie to the software.Don’t tell the softare that it's a tapered ball end bit tell the software that it’s a 1/16” ball nose bit. My caveats above still hold: it’s up t...
by adze_cnc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Texas Star - 4.75" - issue with final pass
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Texas Star - 4.75" - issue with final pass

While looking for something else I came across this post: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7537&p=52901&hilit= ... lay#p52901

Perhaps that will help.
by adze_cnc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Tool path editing
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Tool path editing

The preview looks like each toolpath starts at the home position. But that's just so the software doesn't need to examine the following or preceding toolpath to see if it has the same cutter so that it doesn't need to display the move from home on the 3D view. Try this. Create two toolpaths with sam...
by adze_cnc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The Tool Database is different for the chamfer toolpath?
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: The Tool Database is different for the chamfer toolpath?

I'm not sure a support call is necessary. The confusion lies in that not all bits that have a angle are angled cutters; nor are all round bits round nosed—at least for the purposes of the chamfered toolpath. https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V10.5/VCarvePro/ENU/Help/form/ChamferStrategy/index.html It wo...
by adze_cnc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Feed Rate question for tapered bits
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Feed Rate question for tapered bits

The Amana product page lists:
  • tool diameter: 1/16"
  • shank diameter: 1/4"
The PDF file lists: Tool Reference #: 46282-K 1/16" Dia

It would be logical to presume that for the tool diameter in the 1xD, 2xD, etc. that they are not referencing the "shank diameter".
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Profile cut
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Profile cut

Here's where a picture would help. But I'll take a punt:

Is your material and model size the same? This can cause some abnormalities in the preview of the profile path.
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line

Here's where being stuck on 9.5 gets annoying... Swapping start nodes for open vectors does allow the toolpath to go to the other side of the line. For me, though I question why the design needs open vectors at all. If you are going to reproduce the cross in that image with the cross overlaying the ...
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line

sharkcutup wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:30 am
If I am not mistaken that is a cross in the making.
That's pretty much what I figured.

Andrew: have a look at the attached. Perhaps it'll give you some ideas.

Steven
celtic-cross-test.jpg
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Jtech 7w w/laser module questions
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Jtech 7w w/laser module questions

Spindle is just a neutral term for "router". Since the Shapeoko XXL comes with a spindle I take the question to be: are you only using the laser module or will you doing a mixture of some laser-based projects and some spindle-based (router cutting) projects? The GRBL control software within the Shap...
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line

I was just thinking that it would be nice to see a screenshot containing the full toolpath rather than just a detail view.
by adze_cnc
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Texas Star - 4.75" - issue with final pass
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Texas Star - 4.75" - issue with final pass

I don't have a version able to read the .CRV file but I did look through the g-code text files.

Were these toolpaths created using the "Inlay To9olpath" that comes built into VCarve? If so, I thought that the point of that toolpath is that it uses rectilinear bits and not V-shaped ones.
by adze_cnc
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line

Changing the starting node will only help if the vectors in question are "open".
by adze_cnc
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: limitations of moulding paths
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: limitations of moulding paths

met with some strange incompatibilities in importing a model from Rhino (when I organise screen shots I'll post a question) I import Rhino files "all the time". I find it best to import native Rhino v5 (or v4 if that's what you have) files. Let's leave STL files to 3D printing software. The only in...
by adze_cnc
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve Desktop toolpath preview
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Vcarve Desktop toolpath preview

Works OK in VCarve v9.519. See image and file.

Steven
double-sided ring test.crv
VCarve v9.519
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by adze_cnc
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: limitations of moulding paths
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: limitations of moulding paths

I find the title of this thread interesting: "limitations of moulding paths". In this case the moulding toolpath is behaving exactly as it was designed to do. The case it is being applied to is not creating a moulding but using the moulding toolpath as a substitute for a 3D finishing toolpath. Perha...