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by dealguy11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve Pro 10- Tabs Cutout
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: VCarve Pro 10- Tabs Cutout

A different approach that accomplishes something similar is to use a technique called onion skin. Cut everything out leaving a thin skin of material. For example, if the material is 3/4" thick, leave .03" or so of material uncut, or whatever works for you. Then do a second cutout toolpath with 1 pas...
by dealguy11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2d Profile Bit Change not allowed
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: 2d Profile Bit Change not allowed

You may not have to do this. It threw me the first time, too...was about to panic that I'd lost all of them. Check all the materials for all the machines. It's possible the tool definitions are hiding in one of them. Then you would just rename the machine/material to what you really want it to be.
by dealguy11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Create Form Tool in Tool Database
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Create Form Tool in Tool Database

Vectric would have to completely change their internal data model to allow undercuts to be previewed. Since Vectric graphics are surface modeling (not full 3d solid modeling) -- essentially a height map of each point on a plane at a specific resolution -- the model keeps track of changes to the surf...
by dealguy11
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: maintain older version of Vcarve Desktop?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: maintain older version of Vcarve Desktop?

Yes. There is no issue with having both versions (except disk space, if that's a concern). You'll just have to remember to use 10.5 for anything you want to share with him.
by dealguy11
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Love it - V11
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Love it - V11

I also am a huge fan of the new sheets functionality, from a production point of view. It's now easier to add sheets, re-nest a few parts, work with sheets of different sizes and shapes. One caution. Do make sure that you pay attention to the fact that sheets can be different in all ways - z set to ...
by dealguy11
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Multi-Sheet Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Multi-Sheet Questions

I'd prefer different naming options, but this is what we have for now. It's an improvement over the last version since it includes the sheet name in the file name. The toolpath numbers are pretty useless for my purposes, but perhaps they have value to some users.
by dealguy11
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 2d Deer
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 2d Deer

I'm with Scott - don't see any real issues with this. The bit isn't jumping up and down in my simulation.
by dealguy11
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay….mostly
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Zank Inlay….mostly

Looks great. Unless you make a point of telling someone about it, everyone will assume that's the way it's supposed to look.
by dealguy11
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Missing Toolpath List in Preview
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Missing Toolpath List in Preview

Try making Aspire full screen, or increasing the window height.
by dealguy11
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Table Top Circular Chamfer
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Table Top Circular Chamfer

I've corrected the moulding toolpath in your file. When using a moulding toolpath, you only need the profile at the top. The vertical and the horizontal vectors in your original just mess things up. Make sure that the start node of the profile vector is the one that will be on the rail vector when i...
by dealguy11
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire V11 is OUT NOW!
Replies: 28
Views: 1544

Re: Aspire V11 is OUT NOW!

Stephanie has highlighted a number of the new features in the teaser videos. I want to point out a few features that weren't highlighted, but which are extremely beneficial to production users like me. 1. The teaser videos touched on the improvements to sheet processing, which allow you to use diffe...
by dealguy11
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rather large wall art piece.
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Rather large wall art piece.

If you want the sample to be convenient, you can cut it out of the larger component and place it wherever is most convenient to cut. To do that, first make a copy of your job. Work on the copy. Draw a rectangle or other 2d shape over the area you want to carve. If you have multiple components, you w...
by dealguy11
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do you create a pocket with angled sides
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: How do you create a pocket with angled sides

I once saw a video, don't remember where, of a CNC aggregate head that claimed to operate as a Reulaux triangle to make square holes. Of course you need a large commercial CNC machine capable of using aggregate heads, and I'm not sure it's possible to program the cycle in the Vectric products. Also ...
by dealguy11
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do you create a pocket with angled sides
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: How do you create a pocket with angled sides

I know of a door manufacturer in the NYC area that sharpens the corners with chisels. Sometimes hand tools are the best option.
by dealguy11
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: How do you create a pocket with angled sides
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: How do you create a pocket with angled sides

I'm not aware of any way to get a sharp 90 degree corner with 90 degree sides on a 3 axis machine with standard tooling. Many MDF door manufacturers will put a 1/16" radius in the corner with a 1/8" end mill or, less frequently, a 1/32" radius with a 1/16" endmill. In practice, once the door is pain...