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by Gnarly Gnu
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strange glitch when merged components overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Strange glitch when merged components overlap

OK finally sorted this with the helpful advice above, thank you! It came down to the component order in the 'tree'. Baking or grouping didn't seem to have any effect but by juggling the component locations about in a random fashion I was finally able to make the problem disappear. This was an odd on...
by Gnarly Gnu
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strange glitch when merged components overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Strange glitch when merged components overlap

Thanks Michael,

the file is too big to post here and for some reason I'm unable to DM you... will keep exploring the 'component tree' as you suggest.

Chris
by Gnarly Gnu
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strange glitch when merged components overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Strange glitch when merged components overlap

Thanks Michael, yes seems you are right - if I shift the tie component across various levels the glitch does behave in different ways but doesn't disappear. I'm not knowledgeable enough of the component list intricacies at this point of my Aspire learning curve so the file is probably a bit messy in...
by Gnarly Gnu
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Strange glitch when merged components overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Strange glitch when merged components overlap

Door mid.pdf Seems when two 'merged' components overlap Aspire reverts to 'add' mode? I'm getting this strange effect and so far haven't been able to correct it or create a work-around. Unless maybe by manually filing / sanding off the bump after machining... Effectively I have a model with some st...
by Gnarly Gnu
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Trace Bitmap Help
Replies: 19
Views: 2343

Re: Trace Bitmap Help

There are many low cost alternatives to AutoCAD however they tend to have different configurations and layout. Apparently ProgeCAD is almost directly comparable in function and appearance although I've not personally tried it. Trace is very useful for many objects however not intended for things tha...
by Gnarly Gnu
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Climb vs conventional...
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: Climb vs conventional...

ger21 wrote:For plastics and aluminum, always climb cut.
Hey that is interesting, I cut quite a bit of aluminium composite material and I've always used conventional with great results. Never thought to try climb on this so I'll give it a go next week.
by Gnarly Gnu
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Climb vs conventional...
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: Climb vs conventional...

Yeah, as Adrian says. Generally speaking conventional cut for board products & climb for solid timbers. I find most plywoods work fine on conventional but if it is a big or critical job a couple of test cuts are the way to go.
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCP Feature request - order selection tweaks
Replies: 0
Views: 884

VCP Feature request - order selection tweaks

I've found the profile 'order selection' option (introduced in v6 I think) to be very helpful indeed and would like to see it extended to other machining functions such as drilling. But I have a simple request to enhance it; in addition to the existing 'left to right' and 'bottom to top' I would lik...
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: nesting settings
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: nesting settings

I tend to save two files - just prior to nesting and after (un-nested and nested) to allow me to tinker with the layout later if necessary.
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sanding sealer question.
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: Sanding sealer question.

I believe a 'sanding sealer' has other fillers in it such as talc - helps to give more build, flattens the gloss and makes it easier to sand. Not intended as a topcoat of course.

The advantage of shellac could be the excuse to brew your own er.... ethanol. Moonshine rocks! :D
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: HDF for exterior signs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: HDF for exterior signs?

Gerardo, my apologies I misread the question... HDU is fine, HDF (which is what I was talking about) is most likely not.
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: CNC Router Noise
Replies: 24
Views: 10347

Re: CNC Router Noise

As an example I used to cut MDF cabinet doors with a two flute spiral bit (6.35mm dia and pass depth) at 4ipm @18k and the screaming from the bit was loud. Now I do it at 6ipm @12k and I only get a slight squeal when turning a corner. That would be inches per second, not minute right? I run my 2 fl...
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: HDF for exterior signs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: HDF for exterior signs?

Where I live it sure wouldn't last. We can't use timber signs at all. In the USA they have an external version of MDF called 'Extira' or similar, perhaps you are thinking of that? I'd be sticking to sign foam (high density expanded polystyrene) or other plastic based product. Aluminium composite pan...
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Non burning material
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Non burning material

Cement sheet (e.g. Hardy or similar brand) would make a lasting template for burning & nicely insulate the adjacent areas but I've never tried to route any....
by Gnarly Gnu
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: small present I gave ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2536

Re: small present I gave ...

That's beaut! I'm sure the gift recipient would be very happy....