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by adze_cnc
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Z-Axis Plunging too Deep
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Z-Axis Plunging too Deep

Without some more information probably not easily answerable.

Here's a case where the g-code file would be a help to verify what the machine is being told to do.
by adze_cnc
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A test of How did they do that
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: A test of How did they do that

"Project" as a verb not a noun. When projecting a toolpath on the model, drop the tool on the surface rather than project. would better be written as: When projecting a toolpath on the model, drop the tool on the surface rather than project the tool to the surface. Even that is confusing without an ...
by adze_cnc
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!
Replies: 37
Views: 732

Re: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!

most of you probably wouldn't need to enter accurate dimensions onto your work pieces anyway. I've never had the need to use the dimension tool in VCarve—measurement tool yes; dimension no. Mainly because there are so many other ways to find out location and size of an object. That and if you alter...
by adze_cnc
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve trouble with small machine
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Vcarve trouble with small machine

Mohamed,

I expect the original poster is using the "v-inlay" (a.k.a. Zank Inlay, VCarve Inlay, etc.).

If so this will help explain a "solution": viewtopic.php?p=264755#p264755

Steven
by adze_cnc
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A test of How did they do that
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: A test of How did they do that

I always worry about the potential for divide by zero errors.
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A test of How did they do that
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: A test of How did they do that

Project to 3D doesn't make that surface the bottom of the cut but rather the top of the cut, How about a profile toolpath cutting 0.001 inches (0.025 mm) deep—basically no appreciable depth of cut—projected to the 3D?
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Relative geometry
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Relative geometry

In the job setup dialogue under “XY Datum” there is a check box for “Use Offset”. You can select this to temporarily (or permanently if you need to) offset the 0,0 co-ordinate to where you want it. Then draw relative to that point and uncheck “Use Offset” when you are finished.
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Edge for Simulated Stone Tablets
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Edge for Simulated Stone Tablets

I expect a search via Google / Bing / DuckDuckGo for:

ten commandment stone tablet STL file

will generate many potentials.



"75% of the quotes found on the internet are misattributed." — Abraham Lincoln (b. 1809–d. 1865)
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple tools for surfacing a large pocket
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Multiple tools for surfacing a large pocket

spes wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:33 am
Trying to clear that last half inch against something else I need to use a much smaller bit.
Were you perhaps using the "Raster" clearance strategy with the "Profile Pass" set to none?
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple clearance tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Re: Multiple clearance tools

Trying to clear that last half inch against something else I need to use a much smaller bit. Were you perhaps using the "Raster" clearance strategy with the "Profile Pass" set to none? EDIT: I didn't see the newly created thread on this matter at: https://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38064...
by adze_cnc
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!
Replies: 37
Views: 732

Re: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!

I realise now that V-Carve is hardly an engineering package, to be precise to 0.5 of a millimeter when positioning your vectors is proving to be quite difficult. I'm really having a difficulty understanding the difficulties with the precision of VCarve mentioned above. I drew a square with its lowe...
by adze_cnc
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Toolpaths..
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Toolpaths..

I expect that the vectors for the toolpath were manually selected? Here's where using the vector selector to select closed vectors by layer rules.
by adze_cnc
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: interactive 3d view
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: interactive 3d view

...and those who have a need to keep the preview open would get irritatated that it always closes. Pretty much a no win situation.
by adze_cnc
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Alternative to native 3DConnexion Support
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: Alternative to native 3DConnexion Support

Over the past many years I’ve never had crashes or had to reinstall driver no matter how many updates of compatible programs or Windows versions. Need to recalibrate every once in awhile to satisfy Rhinoceros 3D but that’s trivial.

Not too sure why you’re having such difficulties.
by adze_cnc
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 4th Axis question
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: 4th Axis question

Both images show the stock being rotated around the x-axis. The help file emphasizes the axis that non-rotational moves will cut along—the x-axis—while the pop-up emphasizes that rotational moves will cut along the y-axis.