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by christo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: rapid Z gap
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: rapid Z gap

I think you're misunderstanding the purpose of Z1 and Z2. The toolpath will retract to the Z1 value between passes always. The move from Z1 to Z2 is performed at rapid speeds rather than the plunge speed of the tool if you have RAPID_PLUNGE_TO_STARTZ="YES" set in the post processor you're using. Ba...
by christo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: rapid Z gap
Replies: 3
Views: 220

rapid Z gap

my rapid z gap (z2 - .100) is defaulting to the (z1 - 1.00) value between pocketing passes... any clue as to why this is happening?
by christo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: toolpath vectors
Replies: 2
Views: 474

toolpath vectors

Is there a way to recover erased vectors from a toolpath... or convert a toolpath into vectors?
by christo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: duplicate vector deletion
Replies: 2
Views: 265

duplicate vector deletion

is there a way to delete multiple duplicate vectors on the same layer?
by christo
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drag knife
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: Drag knife

What do you need to know that isn't covered on the gadget display itself? I'd like to know what makes using this gadget different from using the profile tool with the spindle off? I could just try using it and figure it out thru trial and error, but thought there may be some way to reference the ga...
by christo
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drag knife
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Drag knife

Is there a tutorial or reference page on how the drag knife gadget works?
by christo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: offset allowance
Replies: 2
Views: 427

offset allowance

is pocket offset allowance per side or overall...? and, is a negative value a larger pocket...?
by christo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: find location
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: find location

Ah yes, much easier…. i'm used to originating from actual points on vectors: ala Gibbscam… it's nice to be able to drop or select points on vectors for various reasons.... this, and being able to 3d surface along actual swept surfaces would make Aspire invincible...
by christo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: find location
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: find location

okay... smart snap and grid snap must be on, and must be creating vector shape or line... then a centerpoint can be found in absolute from origin… I needed this in order so set new origin at that center point - because I am picking a cut up part on feature not edges of part.... thanks Screenshot (11...
by christo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: find location
Replies: 4
Views: 643

find location

How can I find the location of a circle's center point in 2d? thanks
by christo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d roughing passes
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: 3d roughing passes

Okay thanks - I was looking for a step quantity selector box... like in the profile toolpath box... my eyes did not pick up the pass depth parameter selector in the tool database selector... will retry my toolpathing. - thanks again!
by christo
Wed May 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d roughing passes
Replies: 2
Views: 368

3d roughing passes

is there a way to select a number of 3d roughing passes...? am I not seeing a way to select this?
by christo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: traced a paper diagram of a running horse
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: traced a paper diagram of a running horse

Just curious as why not just take the bitmap and convert it to a dxf, then scale it.... why the need to trace anything?
by christo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lock Views 2D/3D
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Lock Views 2D/3D

Does not quite do what I want... I need to magnify and be able to toggle between views (at the exact same scale) to check any variances... any ideas?
by christo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lock Views 2D/3D
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Lock Views 2D/3D

Can someone please tell me how to lock the 2d/3d views to scale so that I can compare after rendering toolpath. Thanks