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by JasonDorie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

I noticed that when I was digging through the post files this evening - had never seen that before either. Going to have to dig through these a little more. Thank you! As for the app, I wrote that about 6 years ago. VCarve / Aspire don't do so well when you hand them 36,000 circles to cut. The app c...
by JasonDorie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

I get that Aspire controls the rate, I was saying, as an option, they could alter that output rate to handle the mix between plunge and XY based on the slope. Mach just listens to the GCode. The math is trivial. Here's mine doing rapid hole-cutting for halftones - I wrote the app that creates the GC...
by JasonDorie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

I think I see what's going on - On yours, the postP dictates the XY speed and the Z speed for feeds, then just outputs G0 or G1 codes. For Mach3, it outputs a feed value per move (G0 or G1), and in that case Aspire is just outputting the raw feed or plunge number. So your version is allowing the mac...
by JasonDorie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

This is a 5 degree ramping profile, traversing a circle. Tool parameters are 100ipm feed rate, 30ipm plunge rate: N190X0.0000Y0.0000F100.0 - this is the XY feed rate (100ipm) N200G00X6.0000Y1.8750Z0.2000 N210G1Z0.0000F30.0 - this is the plunge rate (30ipm) N220G1X5.9641Y1.8752Z-0.0031 N230G1X5.9281Y...
by JasonDorie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

I'm a lowly hobbyist with a limited budget, and built my own CNC, so Mach3 was what I could afford at the time. Things have improved quite a bit since then. And I was referring to Aspire when I said they might've changed things in a more recent version. I've used a ShopBot before, and I actually fou...
by JasonDorie
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

I'm at work, but I'll take a look when I'm home. It's possible they've changed this in a recent version. It may also be the post-processor that I'm using - I'm running Mach3, and I see you're on a ShopBot, which I know uses M-Code, not standard GCode. Maybe the difference is there? I'm curious to fi...
by JasonDorie
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

In my classes I use an example of a "simple 3D", actually the VCarve of a Times New Roman letter "A". When toolpathed at 30 (Z) and 120 (XY) and allowed to run, lets say it takes a minute and a half. IF XY are increased to 180 the file is cut a few seconds quicker. If the XY and Z are both set to 6...
by JasonDorie
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

To be clear, I was only speaking only about profile cuts. It's quite possible that during 3D-style finishing cuts Aspire does the "right" thing, but my experience with 2.5D cuts has been otherwise. For the original poster, if you've done a full roughing pass already and are removing a minimal amount...
by JasonDorie
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Plunge rate
Replies: 28
Views: 7477

Re: Plunge rate

Something I've always wished for was a feature whereby if you specified a ramp, that it would limit the descent of the tool to the plunge rate, but allow it to move laterally at up to the feed rate. For example, if I set my plunge to 10 IPM, but my feed at 300 IPM, if I ramp into the material at a 1...
by JasonDorie
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: keyboard Shortcuts
Replies: 18
Views: 9302

Re: keyboard Shortcuts

I'd kill for shortcuts for:
- Line
- Weld
- Subtract A from B
- Subtract A from B without deleting A

I'd also love it if VCarve paths had an option not to "double back" on themselves. They always cut both directions, and it's a waste of time when doing a big file.
by JasonDorie
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire / VCarve toolpath optimization questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1194

Aspire / VCarve toolpath optimization questions

I started with VCarve, and upgraded to Aspire, and love the software. I'm curious how difficult it would be to enhance the tool path output a little in the following ways: 1) When using the "spiral ramp" option, could you make the cut use a feed rate that's either the plunge rate or the normal feed ...
by JasonDorie
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Artistic images with custom software
Replies: 20
Views: 7877

Re: Artistic images with custom software

Yes, that's something I could do quite easily - I had to write code to maintain the aspect ratio properly, so all the check box would do is turn that off. As a simple "for now" fix, just use MSPaint to rescale the image to have square pixels, then use your software of choice from there. It's a pain,...
by JasonDorie
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Guitar pick box
Replies: 7
Views: 2951

Guitar pick box

This is a small guitar pick box I made for my father. He's played guitar my whole life, but since retiring he's started writing his own songs, playing at folk festivals, and generally having a lot of fun with it. This is modeled after the Gibson he plays when he's performing. I used VCarve's vector ...
by JasonDorie
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Artistic images with custom software
Replies: 20
Views: 7877

Re: Artistic images with custom software

I have noticed that the "Rings" option does nothing when I click on it. Is this still something to come? That option wasn't supposed to be visible yet - yes, it's something that's being worked on as a possibilty, but isn't functional yet. For those interested, the latest version of the Halftoner pr...
by JasonDorie
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Artistic images with custom software
Replies: 20
Views: 7877

Re: Artistic images with custom software

Search for Avery Paint Mask (or just vinyl paint mask) and you should find it. I bought mine from EBay - here's a current item:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-x-50yd-Paint ... 3362a14abd