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by nicksilva
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: CNC Mesquite
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: CNC Mesquite

I tend to run 120 IPM and the speed of my router (12,000 rpm)
by nicksilva
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The woodwork Galleries in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: The woodwork Galleries in USA

well this certainly brings up the "craft vs art" discussion again doesn't it? No arguments please. It's really difficult to find galleries that offer wood art as they consider it 'folk' art or craft. I remember the struggle many woodturners went thru getting into galleries 20 years ago. Yet the wood...
by nicksilva
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 10.5 does not have the Piranah CNC post processor
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: 10.5 does not have the Piranah CNC post processor

Bob Jr wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:19 am
nicksilva wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:57 pm
all of the CNC shark posts I see read Rotary. Is that the new generic?
thanks.
You need to keep scrolling down the list of post processors to "Next Wave CNC"
Bob
thank you Bob - I had just blown past it. cheers!
by nicksilva
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: A Thank You thread
Replies: 5
Views: 616

A Thank You thread

Thank you Vectric for the new Aspire. I just downloaded it and am excited to try the new features. cheers!
by nicksilva
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 10.5 does not have the Piranah CNC post processor
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: 10.5 does not have the Piranah CNC post processor

all of the CNC shark posts I see read Rotary. Is that the new generic?
thanks.
by nicksilva
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 14316

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

mtylerfl wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:12 pm
If you own version 10, upgraded from previous version or not, you can get version 10.5 at no additional cost.
Dang! I love these guys!
by nicksilva
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 14316

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

Anyone who owns a licensed copy of the version 10 software can get the 10.5 version at no additional cost. even an upgrade to 10 is a licensed copy. So it Sounds like the definitive answer is: anyone who bought a NEW version 10.0 at full price gets the free upgrade. Everyone else is a paid upgrade.
by nicksilva
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 14316

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

ohiolyons wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:54 pm
The .5 version is always free, you will have to pay to upgrade to 10, but 10.5 will not cost anymore.
is this also true if I paid for the upgrade from 8.5 to 10?
I'll definitely be in line either way.
by nicksilva
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: XY after bit change moves
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: XY after bit change moves

your origin is the same regardless of the endmill. Try zeroing the x and y after the endmill change. Assuming you haven't moved it, it should now definitely know it's zero. If it still does it, then I would suspect program error (check for offset).
by nicksilva
Sun May 31, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: photocavre compatible programs
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: photocavre compatible programs

I have used Carbide Motion before on a xxl. Once all the initialization is done you should be able to just Load and Run. You'll know you're initialized correctly if it homes to the right place (machine home and where you pick the starting point), so that is a good place to start. Also make sure you'...
by nicksilva
Fri May 22, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: How do you Home a 4th Axis
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: How do you Home a 4th Axis

Aspire is not a controller. it is basically a program generator. However, the gcode
G91 G28 A0;
is generally used. Include it in your own gcode.
by nicksilva
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: NEWB question, moving head at end of job
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: NEWB question, moving head at end of job

Submitted with NO guarantees. Take a look at the end of this Shark File: Capture.JPG Presumably it has moved to the defined safe height just before this. This line moves it to the job home (which in this case was the lower left hand corner but could be anywhere). If you're feeling adventurous you ca...
by nicksilva
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: .stl advice
Replies: 35
Views: 2138

Re: .stl advice

It could be your step over. If you want it super smooth it needs a small step. Perhaps 10% or less.
The downside is the amount of time it adds. It's not linear. Cutting the step in half, quads the time it takes.
by nicksilva
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Design & Make Clipart - Gallery
Topic: Which file format to choose
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Which file format to choose

Thank you Scott. that is good information to have.
Is there anyway to convert an STL format to V3M?
by nicksilva
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Fashion Dress
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Fashion Dress

Just a little line work. I really like pen and ink drawings. So while this is really an exercise in converting it to carvable imagery
I really like the results. 4x8" on mesquite.
Image