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by GollyRojer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Stacked Rough and Finish Toolpaths?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Stacked Rough and Finish Toolpaths?

I'm carving the model shown in the image. The material I'm using is five layers of 0.75" thickness, glued up to make a 3.75" thickness. The model is much wider at its base and tapers inward to the top. So as not to waste material, I used a base layer 16x14. Centered on that, the next two layers are ...
by GollyRojer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Add Aspire to Windows "New" Menu
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Add Aspire to Windows "New" Menu

I realized it would help me a lot if I could right-click in a folder and use the "New..." menu to start an Aspire file. So here are the steps I took. Note: you have to be willing to edit the Windows Registry to do this, so if you're not sure what you're doing, back it up first. And if you screw it u...
by GollyRojer
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Could not open Tablet Context
Replies: 5
Views: 4136

Re: Could not open Tablet Context

oxenham1 wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:08 am
I re-installed my Wacom drivers with the newest from Wacom, and that seems to have done it for me.
It's still a problem, and this still fixes it. Thanks for sharing your experience!
by GollyRojer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Feature Request: Specific Tooltip for Undo and Redo
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Feature Request: Specific Tooltip for Undo and Redo

When I want to undo an action in Aspire, on the Drawing tab I have access to Undo (and Redo) in the File Operations section*. But often I'm not sure what Aspire considers the last action to be, and I want to know that I'm undoing (or redoing) the proper action. If I go to the Edit menu, I will find ...
by GollyRojer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Slice and Dice
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Slice and Dice

Someone please tell me how to slice a component and then export only one of the slices.
by GollyRojer
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model Position in Material - for Slices
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Model Position in Material - for Slices

I've got a problem involving slicing. I wonder if there's a way to do this. I have material planed to 1.75" and a 3" model which needs a 1/4" backing behind it. I will slice the model at 1.5" so that there are two slices 1.5" deep. The "Model position in material" for the bottom slice will be 0 gap ...
by GollyRojer
Sun May 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: New Feature Suggestion: Selected Area for Preview Image
Replies: 8
Views: 907

New Feature Suggestion: Selected Area for Preview Image

I request that this feature be added to Aspire (and any of the other products it applies to) in an update. I am making an 8x10 PhotoVCarve image for a client. I create previews of several options and let her choose which one she wants. Every time I save a preview, it saves Aspire's entire work area,...
by GollyRojer
Sat May 09, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: PhotoVCarve - General
Topic: What Woods Work Best for PhotoVCarve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

What Woods Work Best for PhotoVCarve?

The subject says it. I figured this had been asked before now, but didn't find anything by searching. Pine is out, in my opinion. Probably cedar and other softwoods, too. I had thought Maple would work well, and it has a few times, but I've had problems with contrast in dark and light. I put sealer ...
by GollyRojer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Can't Add Tool to Database
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Can't Add Tool to Database

This is interesting. I had copied the text value from my calculator after dividing 1 by 32. Then each time I tried to change the diameter, I pasted it in. Aspire will let me change the value by pasting, but apparently it doesn't register that it has changed. adze_cnc said, "after typing in ‭0.03125‬...
by GollyRojer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Can't Add Tool to Database
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Can't Add Tool to Database

I'm entering a round-nose end mill whose cutting tip is 1/32. The shaft is 1/8, but the cutting tip is the value i'm entering for diameter. That isn't relevant to the problem, though, as the same thing happens no matter what I'm trying to enter. It does it with a 3/16 drill bit I need to get in ther...
by GollyRojer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Can't Add Tool to Database
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Can't Add Tool to Database

I can't seem to add a tool to my database. I'm using Aspire 10.021. Linked below is a recording of me trying to add a 1/32 ball nose to the database. First I do it by copying the 1/16 ball nose and editing it to change the diameter to ‭0.03125‬. It lets me put this in the textbox, but the Apply butt...
by GollyRojer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Serious Problem - Code or Controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Serious Problem - Code or Controller?

Thanks to all who responded. I should have mentioned that the five previous masks were all different, not the same code as this mask. I mentioned them because I didn't have any issues before this one. I haven't contacted Axiom support, but I have posted an identical message on the Facebook Axiom gro...
by GollyRojer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Serious Problem - Code or Controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Serious Problem - Code or Controller?

I'm using Aspire 10 and have a one year old Axiom AR8 CNC. I am carving a series of masks for a client and the result so far has been perfect on five masks. Suddenly I began to have troubles repeatedly, and I don't know whether the trouble is with the code or the controller. The AR8 isn't computer-c...
by GollyRojer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Accidentally Bilingual Help File
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Accidentally Bilingual Help File

At least, I assume it's accidental. While I can select the text and pop over to Google translate to find out what it says, I'd rather not have to.
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https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V10.0/Asp ... 20Database
by GollyRojer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Chest
Replies: 34
Views: 10912

Re: Chest

Nice work! I used that plywood bending method to make one for a girlfriend's daughter many years ago. This year I made some for grand-nephews. Instead of bending plywood, I used slats cut with a slight angle on one side so that they follow the curve as they butt together.
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