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by Adrian
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!
Replies: 37
Views: 694

Re: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!

That's confusing! :? I didn't know there was a difference. I look at a combination of 'measurements' as giving 'dimensions' to your drawings. So yes, I was using the 'Measuring Tool' ( Horizontal & Vertical ) to add dimensions to my design. No, you're using the Dimension tool. The Measuring tool do...
by Adrian
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Why is the start point at the top of the circle?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Why is the start point at the top of the circle?

Depends on many factors such as what you have the Start At options set to in the Profile toolpath. Generally with a simple, single shape like that it will start cutting where the start node is. You can change the start node by going into node edit mode and changing it their via the right click menu ...
by Adrian
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Did You Know?
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Did You Know?

You can put them anywhere you like, even undocked and floating around. Back when I used to run two monitors I had all the tabs open permanently on the 2nd monitor with Aspire taking up the whole of the 1st monitor. The one thing you can't do which would be useful is to stretch them out horizontally ...
by Adrian
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!
Replies: 37
Views: 694

Re: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!

A similar issue was raised on another thread a few days ago. This is what I replied then and may well apply to you. I've never had an issue with the dimension tool being inaccurate. I use it all the time but it's important to select the correct dimension setting. "Take a 50mm square for example. It ...
by Adrian
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Transferring Vectric drawings to another platform
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Transferring Vectric drawings to another platform

Depends on exactly what you want to do. There are multiple export formats for the vectors (drawing) on the file export menu.

For the toolpaths you can export the preview in bitmap formats via the Save Preview Image button or corresponding menu item.
by Adrian
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Understanding the purpose/function of Document Variables
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Understanding the purpose/function of Document Variables

The primary use for them is in toolpaths as they are evaluated when the toolpath is calculated so you can use a document variable for, as an example, a start depth in multiple toolpaths and then only have to change it once and click Recalculate All rather than having to change it in every single too...
by Adrian
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 11.006 issue
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: 11.006 issue

Assuming that you don't actually have Aspire running perhaps it might be your virus control software holding the executable open? Odd that a reboot didn't clear it though.
by Adrian
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Shopbot pp V11
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Shopbot pp V11

Nothing stopping you from using the old post processor you have. The one I use I wrote nearly 10 years ago for my Shopbot. C7 is a custom (macro) call to whatever you have setup in SB3 at that location. By default its the routine that decides whether to call the manual or automatic tool change routi...
by Adrian
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!
Replies: 37
Views: 694

Re: What on earth is going on? really stuck, need help!

Or, is there a way of doing it? I've certainly not seen a way of typing in dimensions. You can type in values for pretty much every tool in VCarve rather than move with the mouse. With a lot of the more common ones you can type directly as you use the tool rather than entering into the dialog as we...
by Adrian
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: What do you use yours for?
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: What do you use yours for?

I machine many different types of plastics as one of my CNC businesses is making instrument clusters and other parts for race cars. The feeds and speeds I use for my machine wouldn't apply to your machine as mine can move more quickly, has bigger steppers etc etc. Best place to start with feeds/spee...
by Adrian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there a easy way to post your gcode with a rotation factor?
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Is there a easy way to post your gcode with a rotation factor?

I know how to do that, I mentioned it in my first post. I was wondering if there was an easier way because that can prove to be a pain in the butt if I have to go back and edit things later on. It's easier to work in horizontal mode. Is there a way to switch the X/Y plane in aspire so you can still...
by Adrian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Shopbot pp V11
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Shopbot pp V11

The Shopbot processors were consolidated down to those a while ago. The TC one includes all the arc commands and if you don't have a tool changer it will prompt you to change tools manually instead.
by Adrian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multiple clearance tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2599

Re: Multiple clearance tools

You've re-activated a 9 year old thread. The method of multiple clearance tools is totally different in the current versions of the software so if people don't spot the dates the first posts in this thread are going to really confuse them. If you're doing a large pocket you wouldn't use the v-carve ...
by Adrian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there a easy way to post your gcode with a rotation factor?
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Is there a easy way to post your gcode with a rotation factor?

Rotation in the XY plane? Just use the rotation tool, press Recalculate all on the toolpath tab and save the code. There's no way to change the code generated in the Vectric software without rotating the underlying vectors and recalculating the toolpaths.
by Adrian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Nesting Version 11
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Nesting Version 11

The way nesting works was completely changed in 11 so it does many things differently to the way 10.5 did including the naming.

You can now nest on different sized sheets, have different sized nest borders on those sheets, name sheets to be whatever you want, have different z-zeroes etc etc.