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by relayerbob
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

By a carving toolpath, do you mean the pocket toolpath?
by relayerbob
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

Tailmaker wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:46 am
relayerbob wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:37 pm
..... I didn't knowthere were packages that did that......
Well, I don't know if there are such apps out there in the wild. But I happen to have a piece of software that does that (actually I just wrote it...), please check PM for a link.
Thanks a bunch!!!
by relayerbob
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

I will look into software that roates the model. I already have a very good controller after the upgrade to the Buildbotics, so it can handle anything thrown at it. But it can't, as far as I know, rotate that code internally. AS I undersntand it though, aAll I need to do really is rotate the g-code ...
by relayerbob
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

I dropped the the Shark controller a long time ago, and I use Buildbotics, which is great, but the controller isn't the limit, it's Vectic Aspire. The point of using Aspire is so it does the work of producing g-code. What I would love to see is for the roughing capability to match the fin capability...
by relayerbob
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

Yes, My process is very similar, and my final results are fine, that's not the issue. The very good video shows almost exactly what I want to be able to do with roughing the neck, it roughs it in line with the neck angle (roughly 18:30 to 18:50 in the video). Then they do the finishing pass. Vectric...
by relayerbob
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

As someone else noted, if the pass depth is too large on a z-level rough, it can (and does) cut through the finish pass planes, in certain specific locations. I don't care what the roughing pass looks like, only what it looks like after the finish pass. if I go too far one way on pass depth, the rou...
by relayerbob
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

The point is that it never gets anywhere close to a nominal feed rate, since it moves only in x and y, it only moves about half inch or less at time though most of the process. It never fully accelerates before it has to turn around 180 degrees. Even with those depth and stepover values, it can comp...
by relayerbob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Re: Roughing pass taking extremely long time

1 - I use a 40% stepover on the roughing pass 2 - The two hours is about what I get if I increase the pass depth, but it leaves minor artifacts that I can avoid with the lower pass depth. If the roughing path was able to run at a 45 degree angle, there should no reason for it to take that long. 3 - ...
by relayerbob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Roughing pass taking extremely long time
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

Roughing pass taking extremely long time

I am trying to make guitar necks, but since they are too long for my machine's X or Y, I prefer to run them at a 45 degree angle (Yes, I klnow I can tile it, but that adds more realignment error possibility). I can make a really nice neck, but the roughing pass takes forever, mostly because Aspire o...
by relayerbob
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Measure gap between two 3d objects
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Measure gap between two 3d objects

>> You could use Create Vector Boundary

I've tried the others with limited success, but hadn't thought of this! Good idea. Thanks!
by relayerbob
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Measure gap between two 3d objects
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Measure gap between two 3d objects

I have two objects that I need to have spaced precisely apart. The distances in the 2D view do not seem to match the gap in the 3D view, although actual cur material matches the 3D view. How do I measure distances in the 3D view, the measure tool doesn't seem to function at all? Isn't there an equiv...
by relayerbob
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 extremely buggy.
Replies: 18
Views: 2546

Re: 10.5 extremely buggy.

What does the toolpath preview look like? If everything is correct with the toolpath preview & you have been told that the problem is with the post processor then changing to the correct post processor will sort the problems you have had, Vectric software has never been backward compatible, not sur...
by relayerbob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 extremely buggy.
Replies: 18
Views: 2546

10.5 extremely buggy.

Watch out for this upgrade and back up your files with a new name, or risk destroying good material. 1 - They don't tell you that you can't step back to 10.022 but as soon as you save the file, it changes it, making it backwards incompatible. They don't tell you until it's too late that you need to ...
by relayerbob
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Spindle speed bug?
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Spindle speed bug?

I finally gave up and just looked at a bunch of post-processors, and figured out how to mod the existing one to do what I want. Sure would be nice if someone had a nice table that provided a list of the attributes for the different variations. My current issue is whether G64 P2.54 is too large a p-v...
by relayerbob
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Spindle speed bug?
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Re: Spindle speed bug?

For example, I use a ShopBot CNC machine. There are at least 21 different post processors for ShopBot in the list. I cannot just choose "any of those". I must select the correct one for my machine and control software. Some of them support speed control and some do not. I included a screenshot of t...