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by M Queen
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: toolpath options 3d cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: toolpath options 3d cutting

Image1.jpg If you Create a Vector Boundary Around Selected Components, it is about the same thing, but if you don't have a a vector drawn you'll get an error message telling you that you don't have a vector selected. You might also have a vector drawn that doesn't completely cover the model, in whi...
by M Queen
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Items saved to flashdrive don't show on pendant
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: Items saved to flashdrive don't show on pendant

You might also check the extension on the file. If your pendant is looking for a certain file extension, it won't pick up something else.
by M Queen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Deleting Duplicate Vectors
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: Deleting Duplicate Vectors

On the bar at the top, click Edit -> Selection -> Select All Duplicate Vectors. Then hit Delete.
by M Queen
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Error in rounding toolpath
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Error in rounding toolpath

Thanks Greg.
by M Queen
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Error in rounding toolpath
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Error in rounding toolpath

Something that might be a clue... If I set the pass depth too shallow, like the image on the right (0.02), I get the error. But if I increase it just a little, like the image on the left (0.05), it outputs the code correctly.
by M Queen
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Error in rounding toolpath
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Error in rounding toolpath

Thanks Brian.
by M Queen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Error in rounding toolpath
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Error in rounding toolpath

A customer of ours sent me rounding toolpath file today. I couldn't post the file but these lines are part of the file. G1 A171.466395 Y15.000000 Z1.769591 G1 A171.466395 Y-15.000000 Z1.769591 G1 A-nan(ind) Y-nan(ind) Z1.769591 G1 A-nan(ind) Y-nan(ind) Z1.750000 G1 A44.540982 Y-15.000000 Z2.674874 G...
by M Queen
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: writing using my CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 2584

Re: writing using my CNC

I do quite a bit of writing/drawing with the CNC machine and felt tip markers. I have a tool that allows my marker to lift up into the tool when it is pressed onto the material so that it doesn't drive into the material or smash my marker. I normally use Profile toolpaths and set my depth at just a ...
by M Queen
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 4th axis - CNC machine not matching Aspire 9.0 preview
Replies: 19
Views: 4338

Re: 4th axis - CNC machine not matching Aspire 9.0 preview

I'm thinking that it's one of two things... either it's losing position, or the resolution for the rotary axis is is set incorrectly. If, as Randall suggested, you command a 360° move and it doesn't rotate your workpiece exactly one complete turn, no more, no less, and it is repeatable, it's a resol...
by M Queen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: new stepper motors
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: new stepper motors

Are all of the motors the same size? Measure from center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole across them and get a measurement. At least one of the motors looks like it's a double stack motor (meaning more powerful). What are the drivers that are running the current motors? Brand, model? Are they se...
by M Queen
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Text on Text
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Text on Text

Here is how I handle text on top of text:
Here is how it works:
by M Queen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Merege Tool Path ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Merege Tool Path ???

by M Queen
Thu May 31, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: VCarve Pro w/Sea Dek Material - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 19
Views: 3771

Re: VCarve Pro w/Sea Dek Material - PLEASE HELP

Just so that everyone knows, Shop Sabre sometimes adds a tangential knife to their machines. With the correct post processor, their knives can trace toolpaths similarly to a router. When they come to an angle that is too sharp, the head lifts, rotates the blade to the correct angle, reinserts, and c...
by M Queen
Tue May 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: When I import my .tap file it is WAY bigger than I designed
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: When I import my .tap file it is WAY bigger than I desig

To my knowledge we got this corrected yesterday. As Adrian suggested, he had somehow switched to the (mm) post processor.
by M Queen
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Changing z
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Changing z

I agree with Martin. Sounds like you're losing steps. A servo machine tracks movement and will generally fault if it loses position because of loss of steps, but most stepper machines have no feedback so they don't know if they've lost. Z (your vertical axis) is usually pretty heavy and if the screw...