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by IslaWW
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Circles with slightly tapered sides/edges
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Circles with slightly tapered sides/edges

Have you tried a tapered end mill? Like a tapered ball nose, but a flat tip.
by IslaWW
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Post Processor Laguna IQ
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: POST PROCESSOR LAGUNA IQ

Laguna has used RichAuto, Mach and WinCNC controllers. Which one do you have?
by IslaWW
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to set three Safe Z Points?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: How to set three Safe Z Points?

Research these items:

1) RAPID_PLUNGE_TO_START_Z

2) Move the START Position to the center of material. (This is shown as Home/Start, but the term home is inaccurate and misleading)
by IslaWW
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Spoil-board help
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Spoil-board help

This one from a few years back may help you:
by IslaWW
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Drilling
Replies: 2
Views: 223

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: 19
Views: 1204

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: 19
Views: 1204

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: 19
Views: 1204

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: 946

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: 1061

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: 482

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: 397

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: 2895

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: 748

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: 398

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