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by pknvectric
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Document Variables? What can be controlled?
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Document Variables? What can be controlled?

When I'm testing a new toolpath I simply want to be sure I don't drive the tool into the table (or more likely I'm trying to be certain I get exactly the right depth / offset to get a desired round over, etc.). So, I'll run the TAP at 100% until it gets close to the material and then slow it down to...
by pknvectric
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Document Variables? What can be controlled?
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Document Variables? What can be controlled?

I've finally learned to use DV for cutting depth but I thought "wouldn't it be nice if I could set a feedrate as a variable" but apparently this doesn't work or I'm doing it wrong.? I created a variable and then tried to reference it in my toolpath (under the tool EDIT settings) but it simply ignore...
by pknvectric
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Using a "Document Variable" in "Set Last Pass Thickness" field?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Using a "Document Variable" in "Set Last Pass Thickness" field?

When I try to use a variable in this field it does not allow me to "APPLY". I am assuming this cannot be done?

It certainly would be nice to be able to choose a standard thickness for a job once I find the perfect thickness for a given material / speed combination....
by pknvectric
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Font spacing when choosing to bold Helvetica
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Font spacing when choosing to bold Helvetica

I'm attempting to use Helvetica Std Med Ext font but to get the exact look I want I must click the "BOLD" checkbox. But when I do this my font loses the proper spacing and the letters overlap. Is there any way to fix this without ungrouping/converting the letters and manually moving adjusting the sp...
by pknvectric
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Organization of layers and toolpath
Replies: 4
Views: 986

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: 986

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: 541

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: 2712

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: 2712

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: 956

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: 31
Views: 4273

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: 31
Views: 4273

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: 31
Views: 4273

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: 31
Views: 4273

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: 31
Views: 4273

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, ...