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by cimbian
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ball and socket
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Ball and socket

Viktor,
I was really only looking for suggestions... there are some smart people on here that a much more savvy than me when it comes to squeezing features in VCP.

Thanks for your suggestions re other CAM and I have also been speaking to them about this.

Steve.
by cimbian
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: permanent tabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: permanent tabs?

Mark,
They are not red.

The largest tool I am using is 8mm diameter. The machining margin is 1mm and the minimum waste area is 15mm.

Steve.
by cimbian
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: permanent tabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 870

permanent tabs?

I am running the trial version of Cut3D. My DXF source file is a cone of 24.9mm depth from a piece of material specified at 25mm thick. I have set the model position to 'Bottom' and the Z zero to the top (expecting 0.1mm milled off the top). My model diameter is 80mm and the workpiece blank is 110 x...
by cimbian
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ball and socket
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Ball and socket

Bob, I have tried this for a couple of days but can't get Sketchup to work for me... I get close, but not all the way, particularly for the female radius (socket) as the origin is some-way from the arc. That said, I did find the STL export plugin for it. I've spent some time re-learning DesignCAD an...
by cimbian
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ball and socket
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Ball and socket

Paul, Odd radii is one way to get a close (knife) edge and is a possibility. I'll be going to 15 degrees all round and the mass will be about 1.5kg The issue I have is that I am not a CAD person (I use CorelDraw a lot and own DesignCAD 3D Max) but I need to cut the ball and socket on the router. I h...
by cimbian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Ball and socket
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Ball and socket

I am using VCP along with my Heiz s720 but I now need to produce a ball and socket joint. A male hemisphere of about 100mm diameter and a female socket as a bearing surface (about 20mm of surface contact depth). Material will be a machinable but airtight plastic, perhaps nylon. I can't justify the c...
by cimbian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Parallels
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: Parallels

Thanks for that. I guess switching through BootCamp will be no problem... I'm off to buy a new computer! :D

Steve.
by cimbian
Sat May 28, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Parallels
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: Parallels

Paul,
Thanks for that... I would use XP in the Parallels mode too.

Steve.
by cimbian
Fri May 27, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Parallels
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Parallels

I am looking to replace my laptop and am considering a MacBook Pro... Always wanted a Mac and now they're getting affordable!

Does anyone here have any experience of running Vcarve Pro under Windows Parallels?

Steve.
by cimbian
Fri May 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Switch waste material
Replies: 8
Views: 4810

Re: Switch waste material

This is a problem that affects me too.

I am creating tool paths for routing foam case linings. I do not want to use pocket as the run time would be too long and the profile cut (inside) works perfectly.

All most situations would need is a toggle to invert the waste/work area.
by cimbian
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: chips from engraving stick to the plastic
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: chips from engraving stick to the plastic

I noticed a similar problem and tried using compressed air as a coolant.

Chips went all over the place but at least they were cool and didn't stick to anything.
by cimbian
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: VCP suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: VCP suggestions

Current task in hand due to broken cutter :oops: is replace the cutter in eight tool paths and edit the work accordingly. Global replace of tool from tool database would be nice: 1. Multiple select (highlight) tool paths 2. Select replace tools 3. Dialogue Box: "Are you sure?" 4. Select current tool...
by cimbian
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Favours can be expensive...
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Favours can be expensive...

When just stepping out of the norm to do someone a favour remember to restart your own work from scratch.

Did a front panel for a friend's hi-fi today and then put my vacuum table back-on to restart work... Sparks from my lovely aluminium vacuum table as the bit dived-in! :evil: :cry: :oops:
by cimbian
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Student made 6' tall Eiffel Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 13645

Re: Student made 6' tall Eiffel Tower

This young lady has both vision and determination... Well done to her!
by cimbian
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Offline files
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Re: Offline files

Scott, thanks for the suggestion. I use offline files which I get free of charge from my Windows SBS system which does the same thing locally on my network when I logon/logoff, except it gets its knickers twisted with some files (EXE and database files). I need to try this by disconnecting my laptop...