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by dealguy11
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do I nest faster
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: How do I nest faster

Graphics card will have no effect.
More ram may improve things
Faster CPU is the biggest determiner
by dealguy11
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Any tips regarding designing this?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Any tips regarding designing this?

Here's a starting place. I created a base "cone" component using a 2-rail sweep, then created a few "straw" components, which are placed on top of the cone with a combine mode of Merge. I rotated and stretched the straws as necessary to more or less fill in the space. It needs some more work to get ...
by dealguy11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vector lines versus what the bits cut
Replies: 24
Views: 445

Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

Further, VCarve will only put the point of a v-bit on the line if you tell it to. For the 3 most used toolpaths: 1. Profile toolpath. If you run a profile path with a v-bit and specify either Outside/Left or Inside/Right rather than On, then it will place the bit one one side or the other. If you sp...
by dealguy11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vector lines versus what the bits cut
Replies: 24
Views: 445

Re: Vector lines versus what the bits cut

No. On both pockets and vcarve cuts, VCarve moves the bit away from the edge the required amount given the depth so that the edge vector is respected. So, on a shallow vcarve toolpath (where the border vectors are close together) the tip of the bit will cut closer to the line than a deeper vcarve.
by dealguy11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carved Wood Panel
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: CARVED WOOD PANEL

Most of the straight lines can be done with pocketing toolpaths. The row of beads can be done with the standard dome and flat rectangle components from your clipart library. The blossoms are a bit more of a challenge. Perhaps someone could make you one or two (for variation) and save as stl files, w...
by dealguy11
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Duplicating sign on both sides
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Duplicating sign on both sides

And if you don't want to do all the flipping and registering, you could just cut it from 2 pieces of thinner material and epoxy them together.
by dealguy11
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I customize the job sheet?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Can I customize the job sheet?

As far as bar codes on the setup sheet, I think perhaps technically the answer is "yes", but I think you'd have to edit the lua code that creates the setup sheet, load a barcode font, and make a variable to hold the value you want to put on the sheet. That's just a guess, though. As far as automatic...
by dealguy11
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Different approaches for a divot
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Different approaches for a divot

Moulding toolpath will do it. See example. It's nearly invisible, but there is a .001" circle in the center that serves as the rail for the molding toolpath. The bigger circle is just to look at, to prove the toolpath stays within it.
by dealguy11
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tool starts cutting at XY Datum
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Tool starts cutting at XY Datum

Are you sure z0 is set to the top of the material at the machine? It has to be set that way both in VC and on the controller. If your material is set with z0 at the surface in VC, but is set to the bed of the machine in your controller then you would get the behavior you're seeing. The reason it sta...
by dealguy11
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moulding On Profile Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Moulding On Profile Edge

Since you can only cut a moulding toolpath on the outside of a closed vector, that vector has to define the inside of the profile is the simplest way to look at it. You can usually cut on either side of an open vector by changing the direction of the vector. You might say "Aha! I can cut the closed ...
by dealguy11
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moulding On Profile Edge
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Moulding On Profile Edge

John's advice is right on in making sure the sweep vector is oriented correctly. Also, to make the moulding toolpath end at the outside perimeter of your piece, you need to create a new rail vector by offsetting the perimeter vector inward by the width of the sweep. The moulding profile will go on t...
by dealguy11
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ramping issue
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Ramping issue

Sending it to support@vectric.com is the first thing to do in a situation like this. If the software does something different in a standard function from one release to the next, then that's the best way to get resolution as soon as possible.
by dealguy11
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Moulding won't machine to the bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Moulding won't machine to the bottom

I don't understand your statement about picking the surfaces to toolpath. I use the moulding toolpath nearly every day and, for the most part, only toolpath surfaces I want to cut. There's too much to do to allow the machine to air-cut. Sometimes you do have to put a small piece of geometry on the s...
by dealguy11
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ramping issue
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Ramping issue

Looks like a question to send to support@vectric.com.
by dealguy11
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Applying stains
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Applying stains

Just make sure you have an airtight metal container or a bucket of water to dispose of the oil/spirit soaked cotton rags to avoid spontaneous combustion.