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by volkhard
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Possible ? Multiple items on multiple blanks, one run
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Possible ? Multiple items on multiple blanks, one run

I have a project for a small production run. My blank size (material) is given (~240 x 300 mm). I can place 12 identical objects on one blank. I can fit 8 blanks on my table. I will fabricate a dedicated jig for material clamping. As the object uses 3 tools I am hoping to set things up so all blanks...
by volkhard
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Using a pen as tool
Replies: 18
Views: 7453

Re: Using a pen as tool

Thanks for all the suggestions and hints. For me it is less about the tool (-holder) as I want to experiment with more than just a plotter-pen setup. And while I am away from my machine I can't just do the try and error approach. My thought (or question) : What happens if I set up a new tool in my l...
by volkhard
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire 9: new clipart?
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: Aspire 9: new clipart?

Thanks for the information. I still have a question: I found 2 files "V9 3D Tabs Clipart for Aspire" and "V9 Additional Clipart". I installed both successfully. Am I right with my assumption that these clipart has been added into my already existing clipart folders as I don't see any new "additional...
by volkhard
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire 9: new clipart?
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Aspire 9: new clipart?

When I installed Aspire 8.5 I downloaded all clipart that came with it.
I just upgraded to V. 9. Is there new/ additional clipart that comes with it?
by volkhard
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Using a pen as tool
Replies: 18
Views: 7453

Using a pen as tool

After searching the forum I couldn't find the answer. Here my question: Can I set up a tool with 0 rpm? I want to create a pen-holder which will be held in the spindle. Of course, the spindle should not rotate! Z axes is also not needed. Simple X/Y plotter function. Is that possible without too much...
by volkhard
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Open vectors error
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: Open vectors error

Thanks FixItMike.

That did the trick! I am used to Corel Draw, AutoCad and other software and new to Aspire and some of the functions are quite different. Lot's of things to learn.
by volkhard
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Open vectors error
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Open vectors error

I am trying to generate some toolpath for a sign. Two ovals are disrupted by 2 vertical lines. When trying to pocket I get a "4 open vectors" error. I drew the vertical lines oversized and used the cut tool to remove the unwanted parts (segments of the ovals, extensions of the vertical lines), assum...
by volkhard
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Where is my Tool Database?
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: Where is my Tool Database?

Thanks John. Yes, hidden files were not shown.... now they are! The manufacturer of my CNC send me a tool database that probably has some of the special tools already populated. We are talking about special cutters to be used on the 4th/5th axes for spirals and barley twist spindles. This would save...
by volkhard
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Where is my Tool Database?
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: Where is my Tool Database?

John, I did that and the path appears as described. I can access all files.

But if I want to copy or move a file I would go in from the file explorer..... But the path doesn't show in file explorer! I hope I am making sense .......
by volkhard
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: V Carving into Bricks
Replies: 17
Views: 4416

Re: V Carving into Bricks

I would not even attempt "carving" into a paver for the reasons already mentioned by others. If I had to tackle such a job I would try to work with the paver manufacturer and would prepare "stamps" in the right format(mirrored). Pavers are concrete and coming out of the press fresh but fairly dry. Y...
by volkhard
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Where is my Tool Database?
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Where is my Tool Database?

Following the Vectric video about tool database I "file / open application data folder". I can see now the following path: C:>ProgramData>Vectric>Aspire>V8.5 But when I go to my file explorer and look at C: I can't find the folder ProgramData . Is it possibly a kind of hidden folder? Related Questio...
by volkhard
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool setup Metric imperial, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Tool setup Metric imperial, new member

Interesting response! Thanks Martin I am using Mach3 and did run into that problem today. But if the earlier information from Adrian is right that Aspire does all the adjustments internally would that mean I can chose metric units to set up my project in Aspire, use both metric and imperial tools an...
by volkhard
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool setup Metric imperial, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Tool setup Metric imperial, new member

Thanks Adrian for the quick reply I was hoping that the Software is "smart" to do so. There is a metric Post for my machine. Getting my worktable designed and machined I will be very careful. As soon as I am setup and have spoilboard and clamping in place I will test and confirm. It would make life ...
by volkhard
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool setup Metric imperial, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Tool setup Metric imperial, new member

Hello Everyone I am new to the forum and new to Aspire. Just got my CNC and preparing my worktable and spoil-boards. Here is my question: As I prefer to work in an metric environment I want to start with my tablesize, clampdown points etc. being in metric. My tooling at the moment is all imperial. C...
by volkhard
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: newbie question on what to decide and how to start
Replies: 7
Views: 2787

Re: newbie question on what to decide and how to start

Thanks for all your input so far. I am still struggling to find out the real cost of getting this machine into Ecuador. J-cut provided some info about port charges etc. but the real hang-up is to find out how much the gouvernment want in taxes and duties and I can't go through with the order before ...