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by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Help Me Justify Upgrading to V11
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Help Me Justify Upgrading to V11

"Buy the best tool that you can afford when you need it” is generally a good rule of thumb.
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to assign color inside the toolpath
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: How to assign color inside the toolpath

The “dummy” toolpath, for display purposes, that Adrian mentioned could have a depth set to 0.01mm (or 0.001 inches). This is so that the colour of the cut will register but the circle won’t noticebly change thickness.
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: What is the correct way to cut this shape?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: What is the correct way to cut this shape?

If you are looking for a result such as the deer in this post: https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?p=276493#p276493 then you have some work to do making the vectors acceptable for such a cut. If you are happy with something like martindg’s example then you have everything you need. I’d suggest d...
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Compairing "add dimensions" to object size
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Compairing "add dimensions" to object size

Remember that the object size tab shows the size of an imaginary rectangle around whatever is selected. If the object you are measuring is at a slight angle the sizes will differ when using the dimensions tool.
by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Compairing "add dimensions" to object size
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Compairing "add dimensions" to object size

I wonder if it is a matter of snap-to tolerance not set or not set lose enough?
by adze_cnc
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mass changes
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Mass changes

If it’s a regular grid you could delete all but one circle, resize that, then recreate the grid using the array tool.
by adze_cnc
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do you create a pocket with angled sides
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: How do you create a pocket with angled sides

is it possible to create a square pocket with 90 degrees edges and 90 degree angle corners? Take a straight-walled drinking glass and try to fit it square into the corner of a room. I’ve seen many articles (such as this one http://mathtourist.blogspot.com/2009/08/drilling-square-hole.html?m=1 ) tha...
by adze_cnc
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Layers shortcut key.
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Layers shortcut key.

Short answer: no

Slightly longer answer: all about layers https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V10.5/VCa ... index.html and all about keyboard shortcuts https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V10.5/VCa ... index.html
by adze_cnc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpath Template Library
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Toolpath Template Library

VCarve's inability to import an AI file and keep the layers has been an irritant. From Illustrator you can export to a DWG file (version 2018 is great) and that will preserve the layer structure on import.
by adze_cnc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: G-Code Creation
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: G-Code Creation

On the export screen you might look for a setting such as:
  • export traces as lines
  • export entities as line width zero (or some other small number)
If either of these are set then disable it. (i.e. no lines, no line width for any entity.)
by adze_cnc
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket Toolpath
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Pocket Toolpath

If you are using the same tool(s) for both the pocket and the profile paths then really just about the only things that could make the pocket larger are: you've specified a pocket offset. Although I don't suspect this as that offset would need to be negative. you are using a large bit, its step-over...
by adze_cnc
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Felder profit H08
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Felder profit H08

Is that a different machine than the one in the recently posted thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37897
by adze_cnc
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: csv to vcarve pro
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: csv to vcarve pro

I downloaded that gadget years ago but never had a chance to look at it. With the posting of this thread and having had some time to play with it I can foresee getting really into using it. It's going to be especially useful when linked to Rhinoceros 3D's "Grasshopper" parametric visual programming ...
by adze_cnc
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Milling Copper
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Milling Copper

A fairly lengthy thread about this from 2009 might give insights: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6182
by adze_cnc
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Heart Cross - With a more rounded shape
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Heart Cross - With a more rounded shape

2. Cut the Ring Hole locations, 0.05" deep with a 1/16" end mill. (I completed drilling the holes on a drill press with a 1/16" drill bit after removing the Crosses from the sheet of material) I wonder if using the 60-degree V-bit might be "better" as a locator for the subsequent drill press drilli...