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by tmerrill
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?

Perhaps you are referring to the egg and dart molding around the firebox opening. Instead of worrying about the corner miters I machined the top as an inverted 'U' (left side shown in picture) and the remaining side segments were just straight pieces. This is not the way I would have normally done i...
by tmerrill
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Users group 2010 Fireplace picture?

Hi Bill,

I'm the one that made the mantel that James designed for the Memphis UG meeting.

Is this the picture you are thinking of?

Tim
by tmerrill
Fri May 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Clip Art Access
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Clip Art Access

I opened it on the screen and did a "Save As". Now I have a PDF I can copy to any folder and open. You can also use Windows Explorer set to medium size icons or larger to see actual images of the files. Let us know if you need help figuring out how to do this. Or, perhaps you can better explain what...
by tmerrill
Fri May 23, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Clip Art Access
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Clip Art Access

Mike,

Try taking a look at the picture I attached above, especially the link to the right of the one I circled :roll:

Tim
by tmerrill
Fri May 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Clip Art Access
Replies: 7
Views: 2566

Re: Clip Art Access

Not sure if it is automatically installed with VCP, but you can go to the following webpage and download it from there:

http://support.vectric.com/training-material/vcarve-pro

Tim
by tmerrill
Wed May 07, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mirror not working
Replies: 10
Views: 4009

Re: Mirror not working

Robert,

What happens when the select the first circle and use the horizontal copy/mirror shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-h?

Tim
by tmerrill
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moving origin to the centre of a feature
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Moving origin to the centre of a feature

Realize with this design you could have simply selected the inner circle and opened the move tool to find the center. But it was good to use the Span/Contour Properties feature of the Measure Tool as many seem to have missed that and it can be very powerful for more complex designs. Good luck with y...
by tmerrill
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moving origin to the centre of a feature
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Moving origin to the centre of a feature

Here is one method that works because the center is a circle. Open the Measure Tool and select "Span/Contour Properties" near the middle of the window. Now select the inner circle and the tool will tell you the center of the arc is at X = 1.95, Y = 0. Close the tool. Now select all the vectors and o...
by tmerrill
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carved Leaf
Replies: 9
Views: 2781

Re: Carved Leaf

The file is in Cut3D native format, .v3d, and will only open in Cut3D. To save toolpaths you need a licensed copy of Cut3D, the trial version will not help.

Tim
by tmerrill
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Limit work depth in 3d roughing toolpaths
Replies: 5
Views: 2645

Re: Limit work depth in 3d roughing toolpaths

What I have done is to create a "machining base" using the Create Shape tool and flat Planar surface option. Make it larger than the model and set the height to the amount of material you want to leave. Then set it's combine mode to Merge and have both it and the model visible (box checked next to t...
by tmerrill
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carved Leaf
Replies: 9
Views: 2781

Re: Carved Leaf

Hi Alan,

It is one of the sample files included with Cut3D.

If you have Cut3D installed on your computer it will be in the Sample Files folder for Cut3D in the C:\\ Program Files (or Program Files (x86)) directory.

Tim
by tmerrill
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Tiling
Replies: 11
Views: 3750

Re: Tiling

Janz, Cut3D does not offer the option to tile large projects, however you can use Cut3D to prepare the project and toolpaths and then import those into VCP and use the tile toolpath function there. VCP does not know what type of toolpaths it is tiling, it simply stops/starts toolpaths at the specifi...
by tmerrill
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Tapered tools
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

Re: Tapered tools

If you are trying to enter a tapered ball nose bit you would enter it as a Radiused Engraving bit being sure to enter the side angle and not included angle.

Tim
by tmerrill
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: computer requirements?
Replies: 10
Views: 5448

Re: computer requirements?

I scanned ShopbotTools.com for PC recommendations, and didn't find anything.
If you read Adrian's post above you will see where he has provided the necessary link.

Tim
by tmerrill
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: User Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: User Manual

Yes it does. Open Aspire and go to File>Open Application Data Folder and there will be a shortcut there to the Reference Manual.

Tim