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by Jim_in_PA
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Transfer Aspire to a new win10 computer
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Transfer Aspire to a new win10 computer

Adrian, I didn't know about that cloud feature for the tool database. Thanks for mentioning it!
by Jim_in_PA
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strat Fender help
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Strat Fender help

Moulding does it = thank you thank you it's cost me $2k :o) The molding tool path is available in VCP, too. But the modeling capability in Aspire is still desirable for many guitar related things, such as working on necks and headstocks, certain types of body top carves that would be difficult to d...
by Jim_in_PA
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Zero set in Aspire
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Zero set in Aspire

Also check the material settings so they are reflective of "top of material" or "top of machine" and if that needs changed, be sure to recalculate the toolpaths. I've had this kind of thing happen myself and that invariably was where the solution was to be had.
by Jim_in_PA
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strat Fender help
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Strat Fender help

I use the molding tool path for many of these guitar features along with a .5" ball nose. Cuts much faster than a 3D model.
by Jim_in_PA
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 49
Views: 1618

Re: 10.5 and xp

Werner, at the moment based on previous discussion in this thread, it appears you're going to have an issue running 10.5 on that XP machine, both because it's XP and you also mention it's XP/32. Software applications like the Vectric software use certain programming libraries from Microsoft and othe...
by Jim_in_PA
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 49
Views: 1618

Re: 10.5 and xp

Just another perspective. As a Mac user, the only non-mac programs I use are Aspire and Shopbot SB3. SB3 runs on a dedicated Dell laptop which is offline, never updated, and I don't even know what version of Windows it came with, nor do I care. I transfer files to it with a flash drive. I only need...
by Jim_in_PA
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 49
Views: 1618

Re: 10.5 and xp

For you folks on Mach3, consider that it's been kinda toast since something like 2012...... Curious where you get the idea that it is "toast"? My "toast" has been running for over 13 years now and transitioned through several upgrades to Windows, including 10. It runs the machine just fine. Is it t...
by Jim_in_PA
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 49
Views: 1618

Re: 10.5 and xp

For you folks on Mach3, consider that it's been kinda toast since something like 2012 and Mach4 is another option to help you transition to a more modern system in some cases if you prefer to stay in the Mach world. Yes, there may be some hardware changes required to support that move, too. All this...
by Jim_in_PA
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 49
Views: 1618

Re: 10.5 and xp

I would not get hopes up for XP support. Aside from security things, Microsoft has made a lot of changes within Windows since XP and with the "libraries" that application developers use to create and maintain their software. When development tools don't work on an OS anymore...there's little that ca...
by Jim_in_PA
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Telecaster Guitar Neck VCarve File Creation
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: Telecaster Guitar Neck VCarve File Creation

Alexi, I'm truly sad that someone ( or multiple someones ) stole your material for their own personal gain. I know how much work you put into your files because I've had the pleasure of working with them legitimately. Unfortunately, there will always be people who live to cheat and I hope that creat...
by Jim_in_PA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 7318

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

kstrauss wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:17 pm
You talk only about Aspire. What about VCarve?
Same code...
by Jim_in_PA
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

I regularly run long jobs. Only had one computer in the shop. Running another app or connecting to the internet could and would cause issues with the machine running. So there I sat, cleaned up the shop, surfed on a tablet, drank coffee/pepsi. But I could not do anything really productive like work...
by Jim_in_PA
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 37
Views: 1395

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

Something I can set running on a cut in the garage, go in and watch some TV. You may wish to watch a few of the videos that clearly illustrate why it's not a best practice to leave the CNC running unattended for more than a few minutes. Fires happen. This is certainly a personal choice and I can ab...
by Jim_in_PA
Sat May 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Project you're proudest of ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Project you're proudest of ???

IMG_7500.jpg
Most complex body to-date.
by Jim_in_PA
Tue May 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Using DRAFT on a negative recess?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Using DRAFT on a negative recess?

Also consider that a box of "new" nuts that are consistent in size makes your job a lot easier. I can appreciate wanting to use "the collection" because I have one, too. But in the end, for a given project, I'll often spend the small amount of money for new hardware just to make the fabrication easi...