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by kilrabit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flipping Toolpaths
Replies: 2
Views: 913

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: 588

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: 1432

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: 1740

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: 4583

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: 4707

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: 3526

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: 1348

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.

by kilrabit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: preview waste material will not delete
Replies: 14
Views: 4063

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: 3026

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: 2434

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: 4132

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.

by kilrabit
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: add on software
Replies: 12
Views: 5053

Re: add on software

I agree with Bill, I have used both, and Cabinet Planner is my preference.

by kilrabit
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Vectric for plasma toolpaths
Replies: 2
Views: 2949

Re: Vectric for plasma toolpaths

I use Aspire to draw up the item, but I use another program for the tool path.
Aspire does not do the THC, auto reverse interior cuts, or auto cut parts to allow for expansion,
and other things.

by kilrabit
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Projects of the Month
Topic: Dear Michael Tyler
Replies: 13
Views: 7907

Re: Dear Michael Tyler

You cannot usually convert immediately. Import the job in inches, and choose OK.

Go back to "set job and dimensions", and change to MM.

It has to do with the way memory in Windows saves the immediate data.