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by JoeM
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: circles still to big
Replies: 22
Views: 2996

Re: circles still to big

Just a heads up, they're not gonna look at the g-code, they're going to ask for you vectric file.
by JoeM
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Christmas Kitsch & Cribbage
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

Christmas Kitsch & Cribbage

Some more stuff I've thrown together for Christmas gifts this year: Another 3d angel tree topper, this one smaller and no dove: Small Angel.JPG A box to put it in - some sort of South American mahogany that looks good but smells like burning flowers when routed; v-carved design on top: Angelbox.JPG ...
by JoeM
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: importing pdf files
Replies: 20
Views: 6447

Re: importing pdf files

I don't know about that whole print/take pic/import pic thing, but you could try:
File - Import - Vector - your pdf.
by JoeM
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Viewing unread posts
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Viewing unread posts

mark topics read, link is up top of the page on the right somewhere.
by JoeM
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: New Text Still Shows Old Text in Toolpaths - Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2654

Re: New Text Still Shows Old Text in Toolpaths - Why?

What do you mean by "it still showed me the old text". Where? Are you seeing text you thought you deleted, or are you seeing arrows and lines that show a toolpath you thought you deleted?
Maybe a screen shot or two would explain it better.
by JoeM
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Joining/Connecting 2 Closed Vectors
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Joining/Connecting 2 Closed Vectors

That was just a lousy trace. Your best bet is to try again - use a sharper starting image, adjust your trace settings, or trace by hand.
by JoeM
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Need help with layers
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Re: Need help with layers

If I understand you correctly: You think you put some text on layer2, and some other text on layer 3. But when you look at layer 3 it is blank, and when you look at layer 2 you see the text you put on layer 3. If that is indeed the scenario then maybe you just thought you put that text on layer 3 wh...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Joining/Connecting 2 Closed Vectors
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Joining/Connecting 2 Closed Vectors

You can't join two closed vectors.
by JoeM
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2" cuts
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: 2" cuts

how do I vary the speed from the end of one pass to the beginning of the next pass? If you're talking about the movement where it's not cutting, that's the rapid move and it's determined by whatever max speed/acceleration you've set for your machine. You can change the plunge rate for the tool to s...
by JoeM
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Making a Negative Image of an Image - Possible in VCarve?
Replies: 15
Views: 3759

Re: Making a Negative Image of an Image - Possible in VCarve

you just trace the bitmap and then you can do whatever you want with the vectors - cut in/out/on, v-carve, pocket etc.
by JoeM
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inconsistent Pocketing Toolpath
Replies: 16
Views: 4521

Re: Inconsistent Pocketing Toolpath

xirforever wrote: I deleted a bunch of other tool paths from the program because this is a part i will be selling and i didn't want to post my entire program on the internet :)
So it's possible there are other vectors you can see, that we can't see and might be part of the problem...
by JoeM
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Inconsistent Pocketing Toolpath
Replies: 16
Views: 4521

Re: Inconsistent Pocketing Toolpath

Maybe a ghost in your machine? I saw what you were talking about when I did the preview in slo-mo, but when I recalculated the paths it went away. (attached, but I don't know if a 7.5 version will open an 8.5 file.)
by JoeM
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: convert gcode back to crv
Replies: 6
Views: 3427

Re: convert gcode back to crv

Nope. It's gone unless you can get it out of the trash can. If you google around there used to be quite a few utilities that would try to undelete deleted files from the trash. I don't know if any are free or not or how effective they are. Depending on the complexity of the file, you can try g-code ...
by JoeM
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is there a way ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Is there a way ???

What do you mean by "add them together somehow" ??
Do you just want to take two pictures and combine them into one picture, or do something with two pictures to get one set of vectors for cutting?
by JoeM
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2" cuts on the side of the stock
Replies: 16
Views: 4701

Re: 2" cuts on the side of the stock

Did you tell it "on" vs "outside" or "inside"?