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by CNCDaveToo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions

Rcnewcomb wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Honestly, I was surprised that they allow the space. I've always been entering

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1+5/8=
Of course. The even simpler solution becomes:

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-1-2/3
((I was getting hung up on the whole "multiply by negative one" aspect of it -- this is simpler))

-- Thanks RC
by CNCDaveToo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Caveat Emptor: Negative Calculations with Fractions

I've always appreciated how you could enter something like "1 2/3=" into a calculation field and have it automagically replace it with "1.66667". I'm constantly using this feature and praising the VCP team for it :) There is a dark side to this feature that I hit recently. I entered "-1 2/3=" and si...
by CNCDaveToo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Hide Select '.lua' files from Gadget Dropdown Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Hide Select '.lua' files from Gadget Dropdown Menu

Thanks Adrian. You're right that the files don't need to be ".lua", and after thinking about it, I can see how the Vectric folks would want to keep things simple by just finding any ".lua" files for display purposes -- this has the added benefit of allowing a gadget to easily have different public-f...
by CNCDaveToo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Draw Text in Gadget
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

Re: Draw Text in Gadget

Many (belated) thanks Jim!
by CNCDaveToo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Hide Select '.lua' files from Gadget Dropdown Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Hide Select '.lua' files from Gadget Dropdown Menu

After passing 500 lines of code in my gadget, I finally sat down and separated out the drawing of the objects on their respective layers and the generation of the toolpaths into their own .lua files for readability and maintainability, leaving me with three files: Seg_Calc.lua, AddRowLayers.lua, and...
by CNCDaveToo
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Form Tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Form Tool?

The software has no provision for floating or undercut pixels. With 2-sided rendering now a feature I'm hoping/wishing/imagining that vectric programmers are hot on the challenge of being able to render the toolpath results of bits that undercut. I'm particularly wanting to see what my dovetail cut...
by CNCDaveToo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Toolpath Formula Reader
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Toolpath Formula Reader

Document Variables are great -- until I goof and don't update one of my toolpaths correctly or use a toolpath template that doesn't use the document variable(s) (yet). I wrote a quick gadget to read Document Variables and Toolpaths with the intent of adding functionality to scan through all of the t...
by CNCDaveToo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Gadgets - General
Topic: Current File Path
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Current File Path

Thank you kindly!!!
by CNCDaveToo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Group Item in Toolpath List Fails to Respond to Click
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Group Item in Toolpath List Fails to Respond to Click

Ugh -- re: sending feature/bug requests to support@vectric.com -- Roger, Wilco (sorry about the spamming) ((and sorry for the next post that'll show up)) What do I want when I click on a group? Just basic acknowledgement as a user that I clicked on it. (This also leads to future functionality like a...
by CNCDaveToo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: "Group Create" Icon
Replies: 3
Views: 624

"Group Create" Icon

Creating a group is not available in the Toolpath list until there is at least one toolpath (and then only via a right-click while hovering within the context of the Toolpath List). This prevents creating a group structure at the beginning of a job, then adding toolpaths to groups within that struct...
by CNCDaveToo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Group Item in Toolpath List Fails to Respond to Click
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Group Item in Toolpath List Fails to Respond to Click

Group items in the toolpath list fail to respond when a user clicks on them. Steps to Reproduce: a. Add a group to a toolpath list and give it a name like "Side A Pockets" b. Click on the item Nothing happens c. Click again Nothing happens d. Write a bug report When a user clicks on an item in a lis...
by CNCDaveToo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Notes containing CR/LF/Spaces are not honored in Job Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Notes containing CR/LF/Spaces are not honored in Job Sheet

If I have a note in a project that looks like: 2019.10.08 -- Updated to using groups in toolpath list. 2019.10.01 -- Re-formulate outer edge depending on material used. --> MDF or ply need computation --> use hardboard?? The resulting job sheet looks like: 2019.10.08 -- Updated to using groups in to...
by CNCDaveToo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Save Toolpath Template Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Save Toolpath Template Issues

Well, dang. Is Vectric taking user votes when prioritizing bug fixes for future releases?
by CNCDaveToo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Save Toolpath Template Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Save Toolpath Template Issues

Now that V10 supports groups, I'm much more interested in using Toolpath Templates. I've found some issues: Environment: * VCarve Pro - Unicode - 64-Bit * Version 10.012 (Build 5543.6104.1016)(Software OpenGL) * Built: Oct 8 2019 (1) Bug: Save Toolpath Template doesn't preserve Groups Steps to Repro...