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by ericschimel
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Fabber - a new CAM add on for Aspire and VCarve
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Fabber - a new CAM add on for Aspire and VCarve

Hi all! I created Fabber. The alpha test is for a cloud based version of our exporter. We also have this one that integrates right into Vectric: https://www.getfabber.com/buysub To answer your question about 2 sided machining: You can do it in two exports. You export your part orientated one way, an...
by ericschimel
Fri May 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: SketchUp importer and auto toolpath gadget
Replies: 0
Views: 619

SketchUp importer and auto toolpath gadget

Hey everyone, I thought I'd share this SketchUp importer I'm building: https://youtu.be/h4WgAt3CZq0 Basically you can take anything that's 2.5D from SketchUp and import it into VCarve/Aspire. Our Vectric gadget will also make all of your toolpaths for you (you can edit them after if you'd like) Ih t...
by ericschimel
Fri May 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Stacked text
Replies: 24
Views: 3302

Re: Stacked text

Funny timing... I just published a video on how to do this with SketchUp:

by ericschimel
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Beta test a new importer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Re: Beta test a new importer!

We just posted an update to the plugin. We now support Aspire 9.5 with our installer.

We've also tweaked a few things and squashed a few bugs. We'd love for any Vectric users to check it out!
by ericschimel
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Gadgets - Requests
Topic: Looking for gadget writer
Replies: 1
Views: 3829

Looking for gadget writer

Hi there, I'm looking for a gadget writer to hire. I've got an existing gadget that I'd like to have tweaked and updated.

Please contact me at http://www.ericschimel.com/contact/ (I don't get PMs here for some reason).
by ericschimel
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Beta test a new importer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Re: Beta test a new importer!

Adrian, you're definitely a Vectric power user so I totally get why that workflow is good for you. The best workflow is the one that works for you for sure. One of the goals with this plugin is to not only make it easy to go from 3D to fabrication, but also to make file sharing easier. If I send you...
by ericschimel
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Beta test a new importer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Re: Beta test a new importer!

Great question Adrian: The built in SketchUp importer is pretty good (I helped a little design it!) but there are some shortcomings: First, it doesn't support newer versions of SketchUp. More importantly it "fits arcs to curves" rather than pulling true arcs and curves from SketchUp. Back when the d...
by ericschimel
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Beta test a new importer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Re: Beta test a new importer!

Hey everyone, we just posted a nice update that has addressed a few bugs, and added some improvements.

We'd love to have you try it out! Grab the beta here:

https://forum.getfabber.com/t/welcome-t ... ted-here/8

Let me know if you have any questions!
by ericschimel
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Beta test a new importer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Beta test a new importer!

Sorry if this is a double post, I had this up the other day and I went back to try and find the post and it seems to be gone... Maybe I didn't hit submit? Anyway... I've long worked on better ways to get 3D models into VCarve/Aspire for cutting. For a long time I've had a workflow for getting Sketch...
by ericschimel
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: files folders for gadgats
Replies: 9
Views: 2297

Re: files folders for gadgats

Ahhh! I get it now. Totally works. Thanks!!
by ericschimel
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: files folders for gadgats
Replies: 9
Views: 2297

Re: files folders for gadgats

Sorry, I should have explained better... I know how to delete a traditional Lua script file, you do that from the application data folder under LUA. What I'm talking about is a gadget that I installed by double clicking a .vgadget file. It installed (and is available for my use in Aspire) but I'm as...
by ericschimel
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: files folders for gadgats
Replies: 9
Views: 2297

Re: files folders for gadgats

I came across this message searching for a solution to uninstalling VGadget files... They don't appear in the Lua script folder... Does anyone have any idea how to uninstall these things?
by ericschimel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: SVG Import Scale
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

SVG Import Scale

Hey all, I'm having an odd issue dealing with SVGs into, and out of VCarve/Aspire. I've created some designs in VCarve and then I export them as SVG and bring them into Illustrator CC (latest version) and they are also the correct scale, IE the size in Illustrator perfectly matches the size they wer...
by ericschimel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: OpenDesk Olivia Desk Hack
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: OpenDesk Olivia Desk Hack

On this particular desk it probably doesn't make too much of a difference, but here's the theory: The variable is always the plywood, every sheet is a different thickness. The only variables you can easily control are surfaces that the machine has actually cut. So imagine your design needs a pocket ...
by ericschimel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: OpenDesk Olivia Desk Hack
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: OpenDesk Olivia Desk Hack

No problem! If I you've got a 4x4 machine this will cut in one shot pretty easily.