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by Mikehell
Tue May 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Job Sheet format
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Job Sheet format

Would be nice if they gave us more options to customize them.
by Mikehell
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Optimum Computer Laptop
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

Re: Optimum Computer Laptop

V-Carve really isn't all that resource intensive. I run it on a laptop with an i5 CPU and it runs fine. 16gigs ormf ramen and an SSD and you're good to go.
by Mikehell
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

I would agree with Gerry 100% about automating the process. Why anyone would try to use Rhino to run production is beyond me. That said, you might want to dig around in the Grasshopper stuff and see if there is a cabinet program. If the guy before you was good at Grasshopper he may have created a d...
by Mikehell
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

Is this the main type of work you do? If so, unless you have software to automate the process, you're wasting your time creating 3D models. Unless every cabinet is a one-off custom and you need 3D for one reason or another. But it's definitely not the way to do it in a production environment. I've ...
by Mikehell
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

Is this the main type of work you do? If so, unless you have software to automate the process, you're wasting your time creating 3D models. Unless every cabinet is a one-off custom and you need 3D for one reason or another. But it's definitely not the way to do it in a production environment. I've ...
by Mikehell
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

I use the .dwg format most of the time if I am doing 2D work in Rhino. The thing to do is create a small sample file and try different ones. The rotating flat thing is pretty simple to solve. If you are doing 2D work then do your drawing in the Top view. Let's say you create a cabinet in Rhino. All...
by Mikehell
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?
Replies: 11
Views: 595

How to export from Rhino3D to V-Carve?

I'm usually a 2D guy, lived in CorelDraw and Illustrator type vector software for the past 30 years or so. Never ventured in much into 3D software. Just started a new job. As is typically the case, I got thrown I to using Rhino3D and existing Rhino files with nobody knowing anything about how things...
by Mikehell
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Gerber Sabre 408
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Gerber Sabre 408

Depends if your router has been upgraded to run g-code. If so, there is a post processor for it. You'll need to transfer the g-code to the gerber with a terminal program
by Mikehell
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Online tool database -. Maker space edition
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Online tool database -. Maker space edition

I have my own copy of V-Carve. However, we also have a makerspace copy at our local makerspace. I would like to allow a makerspace user to access an online tool database but, obviously, not give them login info to the Vectric portal. Is there a workaround?
by Mikehell
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vectric changes, another slant.
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Vectric changes, another slant.

The way I understand it, if you upgrade from V-Carve to Aspire, the licence for V-Carve can no longer be used (legally). Like trading in a car. You trade your car in for a new one at the dealer, you don't get to keep the old one. If you paid for Aspire outright, at full price, without upgrading, you...
by Mikehell
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?

Both those use functions built into the controller of the machine. Basically, the controller is smart enough to figure it out. Shopbot doesn't even do G-Code. Not that's it really relative to the problem but Shopbots control software runs g-code as well as native SBP code. I don't think you're not ...
by Mikehell
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?

Here are a few post processors you could look at: CAMaster has an X3 option which has a spindle and two routers. It's post processor is called CAMaster X3 INCH ShopBot's multi-head post processor is the ShopBot Head2 Arc inch which calls a macro for the head change Both those use functions built in...
by Mikehell
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Any way to deal with a muti-head machine?

The machines we have use multiple heads. Using a FANUC controller. It doesn't do a tool change like a machine with a tool changer. It just cuts with a different head. The current software simply adds an offset to the XY values when it outputs the G-Code. Example head 1 is X10Y100 Head 2 would be X43...
by Mikehell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Real world limits of a shopbot in a manufacturing environment
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Real world limits of a shopbot in a manufacturing environment

We have 3 big, beefy Shoda CNC machines. From the stone age, but workhorses. If we were to add a new machine to be used mainly for smaller one-off jobs such as prototypes, and remakes of parts, etc. Would a shopbot handle this environment? Nobody treats a machine like a lady there. What's the maximu...
by Mikehell
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: "invalid target" when using inches, but works fine in metric.
Replies: 1
Views: 293

"invalid target" when using inches, but works fine in metric.

Have a file, done in inches. Output to a modified GRBL post processor with "inches". It chokes on a curve giving an Invalid Target error.

I take the EXACT SAME post processor, change to MM and change G20 to G21. Output the g-code. Runs flawlessly.

Using OpenBuildsControl and a GRBL based system.