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by Martin Reid
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Help with how create tool path and machine this part
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Help with how create tool path and machine this part

Dear Acs_User For me your gut instinct to tilt the part is correct. You will need a long cutter to 'reach' down but then they are just a series of pocket toolpaths. If you can set up to come at it from the front. You can zero to the bed, measure to the 'top' of the pocket then to the bottom of the p...
by Martin Reid
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Your Opinions/Comments Remote Access Training/Help
Replies: 33
Views: 2781

Other considerations

Dear Sharkcutup My thoughts are less about the financial viability of the training but more about the content! For example who will choose the content of your sessions and how will you test the effectiveness? For example in Further Education the curriculum is determined by awarding bodies who have l...
by Martin Reid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Recovery of Default Tool Database in VCarve Pro 10
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Recovery of Default Tool Database in VCarve Pro 10

Dear Rebecca

Start vCarve and open the application folder from within the [File] menu. Copy your backed up tool.tool_dd file to the ToolDadabase folder. Restart vCarve and hey presto!

Sincerely and in good faith
Martin
by Martin Reid
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to Add Sheets to Job
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Layers?

Dear T

Have you thought of putting each sheet on an separate layer?

Sincerely
Martin
by Martin Reid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Hello All, NEW to Vectric, Question inside
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Back to basics

Dear ... Are you still with us? If I go back to your original post it looks to me like you are cutting out a part then wanting to work on the edges of that part - Although this is possible if you take certain steps to retain accuracy - the perceived wisdom is to do all the work on the part and then ...
by Martin Reid
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Hello All, NEW to Vectric, Question inside
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Video tutorials

Dear ....

Vectric have some great video tutorials here...

https://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V9/?

Sincerely
Martin
by Martin Reid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Flutes in one direction
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Flute on a Profile toolpath

Dear Dave

You could use a profile toolpath machining on the line this will force the cut back to the start point for each pass. You can also node edit the start point direction to that required.

Sincerely and in good faith
Martin
by Martin Reid
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Microsoft Surface book 2 and 3D preview issues.
Replies: 2
Views: 741

3D preview issues.

Dear Petr

Have you tried altering the Preview Simulation Quality?

Sincerely
Martin
by Martin Reid
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: vtranfer
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: vtranfer

Dear Aaron

I don't use it but the VTransfer web page is here...

https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V9.0/Cut2 ... nsfer.html

sincerely
Martin
by Martin Reid
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Selecting the right software version
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

My two penn'orth

Dear acdii I see you have not had much response to you query. Firstly I must say that I've never used 'desktop' as we have vCarve pro (shopbot edition) There have been similar pro vs desktop posts here. http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27026 millrightcnc.com published vcarve pro vs deskt...
by Martin Reid
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: program limits
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Overlapping vectors

Dear Russell When it has happened to me it turned out to be overlapping, duplicate and/or open vectors. You can get the programme to check for duplicate or open vectors. Overlapping vectors is more tricky you need to select a vector then when highlighted look carefully for overlaps that will have oc...
by Martin Reid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Recommendations for small simple CNC machine
Replies: 27
Views: 6774

Something different perhaps

Dear Tailmaker I hear you about wanting to keep using the old grey matter; and I am on the side of you camping neighbours when it comes to keeping the noise down. Have you considered something quieter like vinyl cutting or 3D printing? They are quiet and portable. You are spoilt for choice on your s...
by Martin Reid
Thu May 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Wrapped Rotary Machining
Topic: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Dear Randall

Looks good (and quick)

For those without 'rotary' or a 5th axis - it is possible to make columns from flat stock and an 18mm Radius Cutter. But not quick!

Sincerely and in good faith
Martin
Setting Out
Setting Out
known position on bed
known position on bed
Slowly step round the piece
Slowly step round the piece
until ¼ round and fluted
until ¼ round and fluted
Glue them together in halves
Glue them together in halves
Then glue the halves
Then glue the halves
by Martin Reid
Sun May 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Router Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Grannies Tooth

Dear Sir Lovely work. Nice to see you showing the boys (and girls?) these traditional skills. It's called a 'Grannies Tooth' here in the UK. The Stanley No 71 has a depth stop which the lads found particularly usefull when cutting out the treads and riser housings in their stair strings. A few quest...
by Martin Reid
Sun May 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding bits to the tool list in Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Video tutorials

Dear Sir or Madam Depending on your Vectric version, you may like to check out the Vectric database tutorials; Version 4.5(Aspire) & V7-7.5(VCarve) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3hTPrqlVbE V8 Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvvfyQhZAww V9 Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbmvCJpz...