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by sseale
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Z-Axis Probe (Plans)
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Z-Axis Probe (Plans)

The Regular Grid Importer Gadget v1.4 can import simple X,Y,Z point clouds and create 3d components all directly in Aspire.

Scott
by sseale
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Z-Axis Probe (Plans)
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Z-Axis Probe (Plans)

Interested in this. Thanks for posting the probe design. I found the following links to auto-probing routines from the Probotix wiki page. Biased towards LinuxCNC and Mach3 but could be useful...I see G-code ripper in the list also. Probing G-code Routines: http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.6/html/gcode/gc...
by sseale
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V-bit v Engraving bit
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Re: V-bit v Engraving bit

Nit sure this is reason for the skipped areas but just a quick look at the Edit Tool setup I see the included angle is full angle for V Bit and for engraving bit they define the half angle. You have 30deg set for both. Are your bits both 30deg full angle?
by sseale
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D modeling - blending components
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: 3D modeling - blending components

Thanks for the responses. I dont have a specific drawing to post as it was only a thought. Steven mentioned the automatic transition fillet between two different shaped objects which is basically what I was wondering about, but now I realize the modeling tools especially extrude and 2 rail sweep are...
by sseale
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D modeling - blending components
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

3D modeling - blending components

Is there a software option in Aspire to smooth or blend the intersection between two 3d components? For example, where a cylinder intersects with a dome - instead of a discrete merge can the cylinder and dome be set to 'flow' into each other smoothly without modeling this as a third component and in...
by sseale
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tiling WITH 2-sided machining
Replies: 11
Views: 2649

Re: Tiling WITH 2-sided machining

Mitch, I have never done tiling but thinking this through with tiling and 2-sided dowel method it seems the maximum spacing between your dowels (in the direction of tile moves) can be half the overall gantry travel distance. This way you always have dowels accurately positioned at the extents for ea...
by sseale
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29954

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Thickener may be useful where the inlay is on a sloped/curved surface to try and control for any liquid runs outside of the machined areas.
by sseale
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29954

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Would like to try epoxy inlays in a guitar fretboard but have no inlay experience. I have used epoxy in other projects.
Apart from the pigment, is there a reason I see folks are adding other powders to the mix? Is this just to thicken the epoxy mix prior to application?
Thanks,
Scott
by sseale
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Slice a Double Sided Model
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

Re: Slice a Double Sided Model

Thanks again Gary.
by sseale
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Slice a Double Sided Model
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

Re: Slice a Double Sided Model

Thanks Gary. I was playing with the slice tool also...Your approach is the solution I need - to export each slice into it's own new Aspire file for double sided machining. My mistake was trying to accomplish everything in the original Aspire file which had the full model STL import. Maybe there is s...
by sseale
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Slice a Double Sided Model
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

Re: Slice a Double Sided Model

Apart from the Netfabb link did you find out any more on slicing a double sided project? I cant find any Vectric tutorials specific to it. Would be very useful to have especially for certain 3d models which need to be sliced (for whatever reason - cnc machine z height limitation etc) AND each slice ...
by sseale
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: moulding toolpath help
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: moulding toolpath help

Glad to hear that worked out good.
by sseale
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: moulding toolpath help
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: moulding toolpath help

Try adding a boundary offset of half the bit diameter. Should allow the bit to travel further out and lower down to get the full curve machined.
Scott
by sseale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: v9.013
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: v9.013

Thanks for posting.
by sseale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: v9.013
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

v9.013

Anyone see the release notes on this one yet?