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by pknvectric
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Organization of layers and toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Organization of layers and toolpath

The primary reason I use so many layers is because I keep everything segregated so I can easily refer to an "Automatic" toolpath which points directly to an entire layer almost all the time... Yes, I'll send a request and some screenshots to Vectric. Thank you Adrian!
by pknvectric
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Organization of layers and toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Organization of layers and toolpath

Has anyone heard whether or not LAYER grouping will be an option in the near future??? I've been using the new "toolpath grouping" feature and it's made my CRV3Ds much, much easier to manage. Being able to do the same in LAYERS would be a HUGE boost to my productivity... i.e. Today I'm looking at a ...
by pknvectric
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Help closing a vector
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Help closing a vector

This vector (on the left) appears to be a single, closed vector but it is not... This seems to happen to me on a fairly regular basis and I typically just manually (slowly and painfully) draw a line around the perimeter of my vector and delete the original vector which refuses to CLOSE. But this isn...
by pknvectric
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Delete nested sheets
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: Delete nested sheets

Yes, you can UNDO but after you've moved on / saved the file it cannot be reversed.
by pknvectric
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Delete nested sheets
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: Delete nested sheets

I forgot to create copies of my vectors / groupings before nesting and now I want everything removed from nesting. SURELY this isn't STILL an issue???? Doesn't this seem like a major design flaw?? Any time the solution is "create a new file and start over" you'd think it would be addressed by the de...
by pknvectric
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: "Group Create" Icon
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: "Group Create" Icon

This is my most needed feature-add. (No, color coding is not adequate.) I have dozens and dozens of toolpaths (AND Layers) which I spend entirely too much time scrolling through to find what I need / want. (And after I've been out of a Vectric file for a few weeks/months it's entirely too difficult ...
by pknvectric
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

Yes, Vectric tech support is involved now and they are curious about the problem as well... (They have seen this on some other machines so they'll be researching further.) Yes, of course before posting the initial comment I'd already tried closing all browsers / tabs / apps to try to isolate the pro...
by pknvectric
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

Why do I need volumes of RAM? I currently have 158 browser tabs open on my computer. :shock: (Not an exaggeration.) Plus databases, CAD software, Vectric, Illustrator, GIS, etc. Discussions of "framerate" aren't terribly important unless you're video editing or playing games. What matters is how a p...
by pknvectric
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

The files are typically saved on a "synced" directory - not a shared directory. (So, each computer is working with a local version of the file.) To test this theory I loaded a different file (also extremely slow to calculate) the following file 3 ways. 1) . Mac running Parallels - file accessed thro...
by pknvectric
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

Hmmm... I've dealt with this issue consistently since I started using Vectric 4-5 years ago. This was one of the prime reasons I upgraded my 6-year-old MacbookPro - I would tell Vectric to simulate or recalculate toolpaths and it would slow to a crawl. I'd be forced to walk away for several minutes ...
by pknvectric
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

Re: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

Yes, clicking the "EJECT" button killed the simulation so we were able to save the file. We tried it again and it repeats the issue every time. Clicking EJECT or the little red "x" seems to allow us to get out of the loop. (Not that I would consider this a solution for most users.) Ultimately, yes, ...
by pknvectric
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation
Replies: 29
Views: 2235

How to "break" a 'simulate toolpath' calculation

This is a constant annoyance in Aspire. If I run toolpath PREVIEW it runs fine. However, if I forget to "RESET PREVIEW" before clicking run preview again it goes into a ridiculously slow recalculation of toolpaths. Sometimes it finishes eventually. Sometimes it freezes like today. (No, it's not a ha...
by pknvectric
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rectangle sizes won't change when manually edited
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Rectangle sizes won't change when manually edited

I understand but this isn't the issue...

Why don't rectangles hold the EXACT dimensions they are changed to?

And is there a way to force Vectric to only allow changes to .1 or .01 in global or model setup?
by pknvectric
Mon May 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rectangle sizes won't change when manually edited
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Rectangle sizes won't change when manually edited

I have dozens of vectors and because I switched from inches to metric (due to problem w/ CNC I purchased) many of my rectangles are "off" by 1-2 thousands of a millimeter. I know this is "nothing" but it annoys me so I have been trying to fix them when I stumble across them. For some reason when I c...
by pknvectric
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Zoom active view to selected object(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Zoom active view to selected object(s)

I moved all the vectors to a new layer but it still would not zoom properly. So, I deleted ALL the vectors AND layers and it STILL would not zoom to the material. Then I found the problem. It was not with existing vectors. It was with Toolpaths. I was going to upload the file but had some obsolete t...