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by kilrabit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Plasma Cutting Module
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Plasma Cutting Module

Depending on the size of the preview you want you might have to use a 1/8 endmill or even larger to have vectric remove the cut portions of the preview. You will have to adjust as necessary to be able to view. You can adjust the scale smaller sometimes if it is a complicated design.
by kilrabit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Resin Inlay Cutting Board
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Resin Inlay Cutting Board

This is one of those times that you do not switch the two by accident...... unless they have a good sense of humor.
by kilrabit
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Plasma Cutting Module
Replies: 15
Views: 995

Re: Plasma Cutting Module

list it as an Endmill Plasma .040 dia, or whatever the cut size of your plasma width for that cutting tip and amperage., Since Vectric is a pixel based program, you will not be able to see your cut on a larger piece that is cut because the line is too small. You will have to shrink the size of the p...
by kilrabit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flipping Toolpaths
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Flipping Toolpaths

I usually copy the tool path, copy the vectors to a new layer, select all or the ones I want, shift H or shift V, recalculate copied tool path.
by kilrabit
Sun May 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 5 axis carving
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: 5 axis carving

Vectric also does not model or cut any undercuts.
by kilrabit
Sun May 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire and Mach4
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: Aspire and Mach4

MACH 3 has been fine for me I have different kind of machines running it, my suggestion is to run an ethernet controller instead of a USB or parallel port. Speeds things up and runs smoother. Most problems with MACH 3 were window settings.
by kilrabit
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: inkscape file acting funny
Replies: 11
Views: 1891

Re: inkscape file acting funny

Try exporting as an .eps, from inkscape.
by kilrabit
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Angled Z axis cut
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Re: Angled Z axis cut

You can use a tapered bit that is close to the angle you want and just make that pocket edge.
by kilrabit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Problem with Mach3
Replies: 16
Views: 5135

Re: Problem with Mach3

Are you running a smooth stepper or something similar? If running a USB the problem like that is with windows, it is a way that windows refreshes the USB. The ethernet version runs much smoother and no refresh of memory issues. You might also turn off all windows update, and power saving that window...
by kilrabit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Stubborn Vectors and nodes! HELP!
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

Re: Stubborn Vectors and nodes! HELP!

With the program that you used, try exporting or saving the AI as an EPS instead of a dxf or dwg. Then import to Vectric.
by kilrabit
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: New spindle but inverter question
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: New spindle but inverter question

Everything should work fine, the 4 kw will just set the maximum amp draw to 4KW, which would make your spindle 4 KW instead of 4.5 KW.

Roy
by kilrabit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: preview waste material will not delete
Replies: 14
Views: 4293

Re: preview waste material will not delete

try using a wider cutter
by kilrabit
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Smoothing a textured surface
Replies: 20
Views: 3278

Re: Smoothing a textured surface

My Next Engine did me a fine job for about 2 years, it has been on the shelf boxed up for the past year. This thread reminds me that I will probably not use it again, I have kept it for a spare. If someone wants to buy it send me a private email, it has all of the extra software tools with it, CAD T...
by kilrabit
Fri May 06, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Customized Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Customized Parts

When you use a lot of layers, you can accidentally be on the wrong layer and make a change and lose some data or make a change yo do not want. I would make a folder for these, then make the changeable side, save it, change the file to read only in properties, make a shortcut to the desktop for that ...
by kilrabit
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Rifle Stock on a Rotary Axis.
Replies: 13
Views: 4350

Re: Rifle Stock on a Rotary Axis.

Aspire will not cut past the center line of the object, this will make your design very difficult to machine in a rotational manner.




Roy