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by newmexico
Fri May 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Software compatibility files
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Software compatibility files

Vectric is a great company, but they have an interest in making some of the Free Projects only compatible with Aspire with the hopes that users will upgrade.

Poor marketing decision (IMHO).
by newmexico
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Seperate drawing package, which one to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Seperate drawing package, which one to buy?

All of the programs mentioned here are CAD... Computer Aided Design.
by newmexico
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Seperate drawing package, which one to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Seperate drawing package, which one to buy?

Adobe Illustrator imports directly into Vectric software. It is considered a world-class CAD program. Lots of plug-ins and add-ons for Adobe Illustrator. $20 per month from Adobe.com. Steep learning curve! But all CAD programs can be tough to get used to. IMHO, Vectric has modeled their software off...
by newmexico
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: CoffeeHouse
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: CoffeeHouse

Yes, useful.
And it sells well.
by newmexico
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Whiskey Barrel Lid
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Whiskey Barrel Lid

We had to reset our Z several times to successfully carve the Jack Daniels logo.
Those whiskey barrel tops are NOT flat... Hills and valleys everywhere.
Fun.
by newmexico
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: CoffeeHouse
Replies: 3
Views: 501

CoffeeHouse

Made for coffee cups and kcups.
Fun project.
Chamfered edges.
4/4 solid pine.
by newmexico
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Transporting a CNC machine
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Transporting a CNC machine

We've thought about this too. However, we'd need to carry all the other shop tools along with a very heavy CNC machine.
A mobile wood shop? Whoo-boy!
by newmexico
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Help laying out tool path for sign
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Help laying out tool path for sign

LOSTCREEK-2.jpg
LOSTCREEK.ai
(236.25 KiB) Downloaded 14 times
The AI file can be imported into VCarve.
All paths are ready for vcarving.
Hope that helps.
by newmexico
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: a tribal design printed and traced using logic trace 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: a tribal design printed and traced using logic trace 2018

Tracing is where the money is.
Node editing is where the money is.
Creating offset paths is also where the money is.
(Sorry if that starts a forum brawl)
by newmexico
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cost of a project
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Cost of a project

We stopped doing signs because around here (Southwest) we could never get more than $40 per sign.
You've made a sign that should sell for $125 (IMHO) but you will need an area of the country where you can get prices like that.
Good luck.
by newmexico
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vector Validator
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Vector Validator

We trace bitmaps everyday using the Illustrator Trace Tool. Here's what we've figured out... So many times we get a double trace! The program traces the boundary and the fill. However, to the naked eye, one might not see that double trace. Illustrator can be told to ignore the fill color and trace o...
by newmexico
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Copying
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Copying

FYI...

A majority of those vector images on vectorstock.com started out as bitmaps. They were traced into vectors with tracing software or some on-line tracing service.
by newmexico
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Copying
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Copying

We trace a lot. Then we edit nodes a lot. All in Adobe Illustrator. Apps we use on our phone to capture images and edit (prepare them for tracing in Adobe Illustrator): 1. Graphite 2. BeCasso 3. Inshot We ask every customer to bring Vector art but that NEVER happens. Its always a Bitmap in a jpg or ...
by newmexico
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Copying
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Copying

tile-1.jpg We forgot to upload this. Here's the reverse trace result. The trace software used here did its job and captured all the details. However, the quality of the tile png is rough. We trace a lot around here. Powerful tool for production work. Making money with a CNC machine almost always re...