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by JamesB
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 User Group - Live Stream Demonstration
Replies: 10
Views: 3927

Re: 2016 User Group - Live Stream Demonstration

Theoretically there is no limit on how many people can watch, as its a live-stream through YouTube rather than something where we're specifically inviting a number of people. How well it works remains to be seen, we tested it though and it seemed to be OK, so we'll see how we get on. The demo today ...
by JamesB
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 User Group - Live Stream Demonstration
Replies: 10
Views: 3927

2016 User Group - Live Stream Demonstration

Hello All, We're going to attempt a live stream demonstration of one of the User Group tutorials to see if this is a feasible method for future online demonstrations. The particular demo we're going to show is the print block drawing and toolpathing, this is one of the tool-making examples I ran thr...
by JamesB
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 13588

Re: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016

Thanks again to all who came to the Vectric User Group in Orlando. We're looking into options to broadcast some of the presentations for those who were not able to come and will make an announcement on that soon. We're also working on a more detailed report and a lot more photos for both the US and ...
by JamesB
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Showing lines through a 3D object?
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Showing lines through a 3D object?

If Tim's suggestion does not work, it may be because the grayscale for the component you created is on a 2D Layer further down the Layer list then the Layer the vectors are on that are obscured. Either move the gray-scales onto a Layer at the top of the list (or vectors onto a layer at the bottom) o...
by JamesB
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 13588

Re: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016

I believe it's safe to say that at least in Orlando we're in good shape. The storm has passed and the meeting is in full swing albeit with a few less people. We very much hope that the other places in the storms path are as lucky as we seem to have been.

Cheers
James
by JamesB
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced

Well, the meeting room is setup. Looks like we'll be a small but dedicated group! Now we're keeping an eye on the weather and hoping for the best. Fingers crossed we have power in the morning. If all is well we'll be starting registration at 8am in the room called Legends 1.

Cheers,
James
by JamesB
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 13588

Re: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016

I should also mention that I believe you will get a full refund on hotel rooms at the conference hotel if you call today to cancel.
Thanks
James
by JamesB
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced

Hopefully everyone will have seen the Global announcement but just to make sure - here is a repeat of that: We have spoken to the hotel staff about holding the User Group. As far as they are concerned we can still hold a meeting, however we fully understand many people will not want to now come or w...
by JamesB
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 13588

Hurricane Matthew Update - Vectric User Group 2016

We have spoken to the hotel staff about holding the User Group. As far as they are concerned we can still hold a meeting, however we fully understand many people will not want to now come or will have had their travel arrangements cancelled. As such anyone who wants a full refund for the cost of the...
by JamesB
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced

The Vectric staff are at the hotel. We've spent most of the day travelling so apologies for lack of communication. Like everyone else we have no idea how serious the hurricane will ultimately be in Orlando and whether it will actually allow us to have a meeting or not. In the morning we'll review th...
by JamesB
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2 sided machining mechcanics
Replies: 12
Views: 3528

Re: 2 sided machining mechcanics

The key to most things we try and teach in the tutorials is what we consider to be "best practice". As with most CNC related things though there are dozens of approaches, all of which have merit and suit different peoples ways of working or equipment setup. As most people has indicated here if your ...
by JamesB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Getting the Outline of a Shape to do a Profile Cut
Replies: 10
Views: 2588

Re: Getting the Outline of a Shape to do a Profile Cut

You can try selecting all your vectors and offset them outwards by an amount large enough to make the vectors join. Then you can offset that back in by the same amount or slightly less to leave a border. This may result in some rounding on corners though.

Cheers,
James
by JamesB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced
Replies: 33
Views: 8871

Re: 2016 Vectric User Group (USA and UK) Announced

That's great - look forward to seeing you there. We're in the final stages of getting ready for the UK edition of the meeting on the 28th so should be well prepared by the time we arrive in the US.
Cheers,
James
by JamesB
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: more Corian things
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

Re: more Corian things

Norm - that is very cool - Great minds think alike :) - I'm going to be presenting on this topic (making tools to form other material) at the User Group in a few weeks. We just updated the Vectric Blog to showcase some of the User Group projects here: http://vectriclabs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/2016-u...
by JamesB
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Area Texture Tool, WOW!
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: Area Texture Tool, WOW!

Hi Chuck, this is a really powerful addition to V8.5 - anyone who has not seen it can view the video for this function on this page: http://www.vectric.com/products/aspire/whats-new/v85/whats-new.html Regarding creating your own repeating patterns this is possible and there are a number of approache...