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by IslaWW
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drilling
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Drilling

Does your controller have a low limit or boundary?
by IslaWW
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?

Rcnewcomb wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:17 pm
I was using an ad blocker
Well, I suppose Gary is a bit of a salesman <wink>
No wink needed. If I posted a video, I was selling something. A product or a process, but selling something nonetheless. :P
by IslaWW
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?

Giving someone the answers to the test usually doesnt help them learn. The reality is that one the bit is positioned, your cone cuts with one line of code that can be entered manually into most controls. Look over the following. There are no feeds, speeds or setup calls and assumes Z ref is center o...
by IslaWW
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Is there a way to mimic the rounding toolpath rotary gadget with tapers?

If you wish to take some time to learn a bit of hand coding you can cut your taper in a few minutes.

Continuous rotary turning as seen in the first minute of the video below would provide a short cut time and good finish.

Toolpaths generated in VCPro:

by IslaWW
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Profile ramps
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Profile ramps

Use the zigzag ramp if you need to confine the ramp to a specific location
by IslaWW
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Peck Drilling not retracting
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Peck Drilling not retracting

Show a screenshot of your settings, or at least show what amount you entered into the "retract above" box
by IslaWW
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: SVG imports as hairline - how do I import line thickness?
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: SVG imports as hairline - how do I import line thickness?

Select all
Offset inside & outside 1/2 your preferred thickness deleting original
by IslaWW
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Feed rate drops at dogbone
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Feed rate drops at dogbone

Depending on the controller, your issue can be improved by adjusting the arc feed and centripetal settings.

That said, small radii on an 800 ipm line feed are going to be problematic unless you have lots of torque
by IslaWW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Adaptive Clearing strategy in Aspire 11?
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Adaptive Clearing strategy in Aspire 11?

Yes, please consider the option. Another "Plus 1"
by IslaWW
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Profile toolpath-avoiding confusion about inside/left and outside/right
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Profile toolpath-avoiding confusion about inside/left and outside/right

Here are the options for open and closed vectors. Note that the open vectors have the start point in the same position:
Cut Directions Closed.JPG
Cut Directions Open.JPG
by IslaWW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Switch X and Y axis
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Switch X and Y axis

Actually, no. In the CAD design sheet X and Y minimums will (must) be in the lower left corner
by IslaWW
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: More Nodes
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: More Nodes

Dieter, et al... Here are the 3 versions of a 6" diameter circle I was speaking of. 1) Made from 4 arcs 2) Made from 4 Bezier curves 3) Made from hundreds of nodes. If your machine cuts any of these differently than the others, then I would look at a controller upgrade or look into changing the tuni...
by IslaWW
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: More Nodes
Replies: 24
Views: 1933

Re: More Nodes

Michael...
(V10)
Create circle
Node Edit the 4 spans to Bezier curves
Offset the new geometry
I believe you now have your nodes
by IslaWW
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Can I set Safe-Z differently on different toolpaths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Can I set Safe-Z differently on different toolpaths?

If your machine is up to the task, I would look at the "RAPID PLUNGE TO START Z" feature. It will allow you to reduce plunge times on high safe Z files and use the machine Z zero as a safe height
by IslaWW
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Editing a post processor, duplicate post processor name.
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: Editing a post processor, duplicate post processor name.

Along with the "Post Name", have you changed the actual xxxxx.pp file name?