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by TReischl
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

If you have the time you might want to look into building your own. No reason to turn it into an engineering project either. I have what amounts to a CNC Routerparts machine (Avid now) that I built up using some of their parts and sourcing others due to cost. Mine is a 3' X 4' X 10" and cost about 2...
by TReischl
Sun May 31, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 18
Views: 333

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

OK. You have discovered one of my pet peeves about how a lot of these machines are being sold. Nice website, lots of marketing hype, very little actual information. Nema 23 steppers. But no specs as to WHICH Nema 23 stepper, they come in different powers. Interestingly I have yet to burn a bit unles...
by TReischl
Sat May 30, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: photocavre compatible programs
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: photocavre compatible programs

I cannot help you but I am sure someone will be along that can.

Until then you might want to do a little searching on the forum because I am pretty sure this has been discussed before and the solution found. Or, you could try a shapeoko forum. . .
by TReischl
Sat May 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Finial for a grandfather clock
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Finial for a grandfather clock

Nice job!!!
by TReischl
Sat May 30, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Removing double toolpath moves
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Removing double toolpath moves

What you are discussing is known as "common line cutting". Some software has it, some does not.

Sheet metal software normally has it.

If you ever look at Vectric's main page you will notice that it is not billed as a mechanical or sheet metal package.
by TReischl
Sat May 30, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Origin Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: Origin Problem

Could be wrong but I am pretty darn sure that that G54 is typically set when X Zero and Y Zero are pressed on the control.
by TReischl
Fri May 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Pocket Cut Depth
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: Pocket Cut Depth

Hi Randall, thanks for looking into this for me - it's repeatable, I cut another sheet with exactly the same result. Here is the thing, machine issues quite often are repeatable. Takes a while to understand that if the machine is not being commanded to do something it isn't a software issue. G code...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Parametrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Parametrics?

Not being snarky, so how come you use Aspire? What does it do that the non "archaic" software does not do? Like I said, not being snarky because I rarely use Aspire for design work. I use it primarily for post processing, editing and some other features like two sided machining, etc. If I had my dru...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mobieus Strip Art
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Mobieus Strip Art

I really wish that Vectric would quit editing the names of certain software packages in the posts. Otherwise we have to result to childish methods of typing them in and then the censor has to add that to the no-no words. sheeesh. Pssst. . . this is the year 2020, virtually all of us know how to do a...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vcarve problem leaving ridges
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Vcarve problem leaving ridges

Could be a cutting time thing. I did not fiddle around and see if changing it up had an impact on run time. ::::shrug::::
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Random tool path issues
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Random tool path issues

Yup, there is. You need to spend a bit of time looking at tutorials. There is an option when you are tool pathing that allows you control the cutting order. One of the option is "Vector Selection Order" which will give you absolute control over the order the letters are cut in. This software may see...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vcarve problem leaving ridges
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Vcarve problem leaving ridges

Hi, Basically I'm cutting out a clock face out of corian but the v-carve is leaving ridges around the numbers and the border. I will try to attach the file and a picture of the result, haven't posted much so not sure if it will let me. It's almost like the vcarve and the clearing bits aren't matchi...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mobieus Strip Art
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Mobieus Strip Art

Joe, looks like half the battle has been fought, selecting what you want to do! LOL. (Always a problem for me, I waffle around for a while) I use Rhino for these sort of things and everything else for that matter. Problem is that Rhino is not cheap, about $1000, but even worse it has an incredibly s...
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Mobieus Strip Art
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Mobieus Strip Art

Joe, these things are pretty simple to construct with the right software.

The trick is going to be segmenting it so it does not start looking stupid.

But, you seem to have mastered segmenting.
by TReischl
Thu May 28, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Vcarve problem leaving ridges
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Vcarve problem leaving ridges

Did you allow it to finish all the tool paths completely? I ask because you said the preview looked fine. But the pic sures shows something different. Some of it looks a little strange. I can see where an end mill has partially cut around a letter but then stops. Cuts somewhere else on the same lett...