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by cac67
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V9 dragging a object
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: V9 dragging a object

You have to hold alt instead of shift now. It's why I went back to 8.5.
by cac67
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Finding Center of Uneven Object for Hanging Keyhole
Replies: 18
Views: 3329

Re: Finding Center of Uneven Object for Hanging Keyhole

You could just put in two and not worry about it.
by cac67
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Alt & Shift Reversed
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Alt & Shift Reversed

This is the change that pushed me back to 8.5. Alt-drag is not available in linux so the change just eliminated my ability to constrain drag, and that's not something I'm willing to do without. On the bright side I won't be spending any money on upgrades any more.
by cac67
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V9 where are you????
Replies: 32
Views: 9272

Re: V9 where are you????

mikeacg wrote:Oh, don't worry - they're going to get my $400 but I'd like to learn everything about the last version before I give it to them!!!! :D
If I took that attitude I'd probably still be on 1.0.
by cac67
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V9 where are you????
Replies: 32
Views: 9272

Re: V9 where are you????

Some companies used to ask for feed back and a wish list for new products. Does Vectric . I don't think I have ever seen any thing. Don They've posted a few times that if there are features people would like to see then send an email to support so they can put it on the list. There are many things ...
by cac67
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model thickness out of whack
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Model thickness out of whack

This is true. I gave you an alternate method once it appeared you had rejected this method but replace below is the correct tool for the job. Your resistance to this is baffling. Sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone and I do appreciate all advice I can get. I'm still trying to wrap my head around on...
by cac67
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model thickness out of whack
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Model thickness out of whack

...Really, at this point I just need to know if there is an easy way to lower a component without scaling it at the same time. Just push it down, and discard everything that ends up under the XY plane. The Replace Below gadget is the best tool for that (as Michael M. mentioned earlier). Your method...
by cac67
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Model thickness out of whack
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Model thickness out of whack

Take the height below z (.0248 or .0282 depending on which one you're on) and put that in as base height, then bake it and check it again.
by cac67
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Please Cut This Pattern
Replies: 18
Views: 3396

Re: Please Cut This Pattern

Bonch wrote:1/4 inch endmill. If you dont mind and have some time could you cut it out on a scrap and make sure it carves correctly. I hate to tear down the machine if it is something stupid I did in the design.
What is the actual measured size of the 1/4 endmill. Likely not exactly .250000.
by cac67
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Drawing a triangle
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Drawing a triangle

mtylerfl wrote:Hard to keep from giggling a little. A simple task made complicated. :D
Kind of comical the way this topic has come up again and taken the same baffling path.
by cac67
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The importance of starting
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Re: The importance of starting

I totally agree with the learn as you go and in the great support that this and some other forums offer. Learning from mistakes is a natural process and if you actively do anything there will be some hiccups along the way; just hope none of them are the ones that will cause any personal injuries. T...
by cac67
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Finger Joints With Rounded Fingers/Sockets
Replies: 18
Views: 5457

Re: Finger Joints With Rounded Fingers/Sockets

The smaller a ball nose you use the less of a fillet there is to worry about. If you don't mind what the inside of the corner looks like you can just run the moulding toolpath right up to the inner edge and let the ball nose go past to its tangent/center point. I've played a bit with using a v-bit ...
by cac67
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Text on a Curve Spacing Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8522

Re: Text on a Curve Spacing Issues

dwilli9013 wrote:Nice work Walt Jordan is sure to be pleased.
My 2 cents- Paint the letters. Maybe air force blue.
Thanks for sharing
Make that 4 cents. I vote for Air Force blue too. Maybe AF blue for the emblem and black for the letters.
by cac67
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Text on a Curve Spacing Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8522

Re: Text on a Curve Spacing Issues

Walt, Is this somewhat like what you had in mind. I simply convert the text to curves and then use the arrow keys to move in the x and y axis. Then for the particular letter go into node edit mode. the blue dot on the outside corner allows you to rotate the text. A bit tedious but it works. Wait, w...
by cac67
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to round off an object
Replies: 13
Views: 3658

Re: How to round off an object

If I were doing this for a one off I'd probably just chuck up a roundover bit in my cnc machine and use it as an overhead router feeding by hand. If I were doing this for production I'd go ahead and model it using the last technique I suggested, just not in exactly that way. Probably make a dome and...