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by M Queen
Mon May 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: scaleing a project
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: scaleing a project

When I do natural edge boards, I clamp them down to the spoilboard on my Stinger and then use WinCNC's built in manual trace function. I use the positioning laser on the Stinger to walk around the board and then enter the end and mid points of a series of arcs into WinCNC. They are then saved as a ...
by M Queen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Indexer center line question
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Indexer center line question

Thanks guys!
by M Queen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Indexer center line question
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Indexer center line question

If you notice, there is a main part of this object and only a small projection on the side. I'd like to set the center line up on that main shaft and let the small projection be offset. But my center line is set to accept the small projection into the calculation of the center point. This throws eve...
by M Queen
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool Numbering
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Tool Numbering

Please read the last line first! Then read it again as you progress through the email. There is a file called "CNC.MAC" in the WinCNC folder. In there you should find something like: T1=M98 MACROS/G37Z.MAC T1 T2=M98 MACROS/G37Z.MAC T2 T3=M98 MACROS/G37Z.MAC T3 T4=M98 MACROS/G37Z.MAC T4 T5=M98 MACROS...
by M Queen
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Designing in Inches but outputing in metric
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Designing in Inches but outputing in metric

You're using a metric post processor. Look for one for your machine that is in inches.
by M Queen
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Hi Greg, I started to leave your reply as the last word but I tried something else and it seems to work well with this. If you do 3D tabs, it seems to correct the issue. Of course there will probably be cases where 3D tabs are not going to work or the user doesn't want them, and in that case your so...
by M Queen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Here i the tap file. I had to rename it to .txt but no other changes. I did comment on the end of the Plunge/No Plunge lines in the post processor though so I could see what was happening in the file.
Error Cut.txt
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by M Queen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Here is the CRV3D file
by M Queen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Thanks Greg. I did get it to work, but I wound up finding a bug, I think. Image1.jpg Have a look at that front tab. The rest are normal 2D tabs. When I generate this, I get all G3 (CCW) arcs except when I come to that. Then I get two G2 (CW) arcs that go completely back around my circle. Not split i...
by M Queen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Thanks Adrian, but every time I try to use just the CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE, I get straight G1 moves (no arcs). I'm setting WinCNC's post processors up for these arcs and I don't want any surprises. I'm just going to set it up with the CW_HELICAL_ARC_MOVE section. That works exactly as I would ex...
by M Queen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Thanks Pete, but any helical arc does a plunge move. You're plunging (ramping) while doing an X, Y arc.
by M Queen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE

Can someone please explain the difference between "CW_HELICAL_ARC_PLUNGE_MOVE" and "CW_HELICAL_ARC_MOVE"?

Thank you.
by M Queen
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: moving a clip art withou it ghosting after setting tool path
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: moving a clip art withou it ghosting after setting tool

Are you sure you're not seeing the toolpath you created?
by M Queen
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help with vectorizing a signature
Replies: 15
Views: 2682

Re: Help with vectorizing a signature

Not sure of this is what you're looking for but... Image1.jpg I vcarved it with a 60° bit. I loaded the image into Paint Shop Pro, sharpened it a little to get the lighter lines to show better, and blurred the image a little to get smoother lines. Then imported it and did a trace. Juggled a few poin...
by M Queen
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Strange changes in Z axis while cutting
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Strange changes in Z axis while cutting

Without seeing the VCarve file, and the GCode file, it would only be a wild guess. Machines that lose position don't gain it back later in the files.