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by jfederer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: GPU question
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: GPU question

I finally saw the GPU active. This morning I reviewed some OpenSCAD tutorials and decided that it wasn't appropriate for what I have in mind, so I downloaded the "free for personal use" version of other software. It uses the GPU even while just loading the program. So my guess that the usage of the ...
by jfederer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: GPU question
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: GPU question

Rendering in Vectric products is software based. It's the CPU power that is most important not the GPU in that scenario. I don't know when or how a GPU is activated, I assumed that the OS would handle that task. It's not a big deal, the performance on this machine is fine in any case. I was more cu...
by jfederer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Adding "stroke" to a line
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Adding "stroke" to a line

I'm not familiar with any of the software you mention, or lasers for that matter (although I did build a HeNe laser in the 1970s...) but I would try just designing the graphic right in the Vectric software. There you have complete control of fonts (any available on your PC) and making straight or cu...
by jfederer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: GPU question
Replies: 4
Views: 222

GPU question

A few months ago I dropped (as in, on the pavement) my old reliable Surface Pro 3 and upgraded to a Surface Book 2. One of my considerations in selecting the new-to-me machine was that it has a GPU - Graphics Processing Unit. I thought this would accelerate the rendering, but I have never seen the G...
by jfederer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Scaling Off
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Scaling Off

PP=Post Processor... the template that generates the GCode that runs the CNC. These are often specific to a machine, although the GRBL is fairly generic.
by jfederer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: First Epoxy Inlay
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: First Epoxy Inlay

Re: brushing in clear epoxy before pouring colour... I have been using EcoPoxy, a pourable epoxy with a long open time (30 minutes+ depending on temperature). After mixing the resin and hardener, I use a small disposable brush to apply the clear epoxy to the cut edges and bottom of the inlay area. T...
by jfederer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: The woodwork Galleries in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: The woodwork Galleries in USA

I'm sitting at the Valley Artisans Co-op, minding the store today. We have an excellent scroll-saw artist, a couple of turners, my own CNC-assisted work, in addition to the glassworks, fabric art, photography, paintings in various media, and so on. I haven't heard anyone say that any of it isn't "ar...
by jfederer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve 10.5 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 63
Views: 4054

Re: VCarve 10.5 is OUT NOW!

Woody: normally using the in-program link is the simplest and safest. It always works for me. You've probably read about unusual situations with disconnected machines.
by jfederer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Plant Stand Project Using New Threading Tool Path

Innovative design and excellent workmanship! Very inspiring. Also, thanks for the reference to the cutters. Not easy to find!
by jfederer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Job too big
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Job too big

I was surprised when I did a Select All and checked the dimensions to find they were larger than the job dimensions. I always do the opposite - make sure that the job dimensions are quite a bit larger than the cut areas. Sometimes I even add areas for the clamps or screws so I have a visual referenc...
by jfederer
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Job too big
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Job too big

The simulation runs fine for me. However, I am running VCarve Pro, so that's no surprise. I do note though that your part dimensions are slightly larger than the specified job dimensions. This might be causing your problem.
by jfederer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Tablet for Vcarve desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Tablet for Vcarve desktop

I ran VCarve on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with no issues at all. It has a 3rd generation i7 with 8 GB RAM. Although it is a tablet, I always used the keyboard. They are now up to Generation 7, so I'm sure used ones of the previous generations should be very cheap. They are robust as well, as I found...
by jfederer
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Preferred Vcarving Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Preferred Vcarving Wood

I find Maple to work well. Sometimes I pre-finish with a single coat of Livos Natural Oil, which seems to make for a slightly cleaner cut with less "fuzziness". Not that I get much anyway. I use cheap 30 degree 1/8" bits from Amazon and replace frequently. Brushing with a toothbrush is usually all i...
by jfederer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you do while the CNC is running?
Replies: 33
Views: 1711

Re: What do you do while the CNC is running?

Coming from a software development and volunteer management background, I have to quote Fox Mulder... "Trust No-one". Certainly I don't trust my very capable CNC machine. I seldom leave the building (stand-alone workshop) unless nature is calling very loudly. So I usually stay in the power machine r...
by jfederer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tiled items
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Tiled items

Ah! What an interesting machine! It's the same design as a traditional milling machine, such as the Bridgeports I used in high school (MDHS). So the overhang isn't a problem. That just leaves the issue of rotating the cut file. Since the tiling feature generates separate files for each tile, it shou...