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by litzluth
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON
Replies: 136
Views: 6362

Re: VERSION 11 - COMING SOON

Hope, hope, hope it finally provides a solution to "cutting air."
See viewtopic.php?p=269999#p269999
by litzluth
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Post Processor Laguna IQ
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Post Processor Laguna IQ

I have the IQ with a Rich Auto HHC. If you go to "Save Toolpaths" you will find it there under the Post Processor drop down (Laguna IQ HHC *.mmg)
by litzluth
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Modeling isometric shapes using Aspire
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Modeling isometric shapes using Aspire

The Penrose triangle is cool. Escher-esque.
Here is what I think is a simple isometric cube. Using "draw polygon" create a six-sided shape. Rotate it 30 degrees. Draw an x to connect the 4 points on the sides. Draw a line to connect the midpoint to the bottom.
cube.crv3d
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by litzluth
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Best way to transfer real object into Vectric?
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Best way to transfer real object into Vectric?

Place with a large flatbed that does blueprints could copy it for you and digitize it. Put a ruler at the bottom of the copied area so you can make sure it is sized correctly when you work with it. JPEG is probably the worst format, have them put it in BMP or TIFF.
by litzluth
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: vacuum tables
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: vacuum tables

I started with a 20x24 vacuum table from an ebay vendor who proudly says "made in USA." The table wasn't milled correctly and they basically said "too bad." (You have to kind of wonder how ebay manages to give someone a 100% positive feedback score when they haven't had 100% positive feedback. Maybe...
by litzluth
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Roughing Stalls
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: 3D Roughing Stalls

And the default pass depth setting for a 1/4" end mill is going to be way too much given the very slight taper in the model. If you edit the pass depth for the end mill down to .03 or something tiny, does it still hang?
by litzluth
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Roughing Stalls
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: 3D Roughing Stalls

I see a material thickness of .3" and a model height of .27" and that leaves a .03" gap.
by litzluth
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D Roughing Stalls
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: 3D Roughing Stalls

I only have Aspire, but when I tried to create a roughing toolpath from that model it was a bit of a challenge. Mine didn't "hang" per se, but I got error messages that the pass depth was too big for any typical tool I'd select (e.g., .25 or .1875 ball) so it wouldn't calculate the toolpath until I ...
by litzluth
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Installing controller, Laguna IQ
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Installing controller, Laguna IQ

This may help.
Please do let us know how this turns out. I have an IQ with an HHC as well.

https://www.kingbeckcnc.com/wp-content/ ... Set-Up.pdf
by litzluth
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 5º bevel on part
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: 5º bevel on part

Dimension wise, I think this is the solution, but someone who wasn't mostly staring out the window in 9th grade trigonometry class (unlike me) may want to check this. You know the angle (5 degrees) and the adjacent (3/8"--you might think 3/4", but you want the run from the middle of the part, not th...
by litzluth
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: inlay toolpath
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: inlay toolpath

I have also found that the sequence you run the toolpaths can be your friend, particularly if you are experimenting with a new material or a new mill. If you cut the male portion first, you can leave a smaller pocket allowance in the female and shoot for a tight fit. Cut the female, but don't unclam...
by litzluth
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Gadgets - Requests
Topic: Requesting Gadgets
Replies: 25
Views: 26485

Re: Requesting Gadgets

Here is an idea for a gadget (maybe; I'm not sure what gadgets can and cannot be programmed to do). The purpose of the proposed gadget is to avoid "cutting air." Picture a wood blank that is stairstepped (progressively smaller x/y dimensions as Z increases--how most guitar neck heels are assembled)....
by litzluth
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Cutting pre-shaped material
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Re: Cutting pre-shaped material

I've corresponded with Vectric about this. The short answer is, there is no way to avoid cutting air. Picture a wood blank that is stairstepped (progressively smaller x/y dimensions as Z increases--how most guitar necks are assembled) Using the existing rough/fine 3D toolpaths, the model has to enco...
by litzluth
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Creating a dish using model vector
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Creating a dish using model vector

Something like this? If so, offset a vector inside the present inside edge of the top, creating a boundary for the component. Then use the create shape, concave profile modeling tool to create the component, setting the height of the concavity. Go back and insert a zero plane above the new component...
by litzluth
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Oak Footstool
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Oak Footstool

The design is beautiful and the riftsawn oak is beautiful. Simply stunning. Get it out from under the desk, it is a wonderful piece of art.