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by M Queen
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Cleanup Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

Re: VCarve Cleanup Pass

I forgot to mention that I show how to use a the smaller diameter end mill to quickly clean out only those tight spots where the larger diameter clearance tool can't reach. No need to spend hours re-milling the entire area just to get those small areas. Here's another video that shows how/why it wor...
by M Queen
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: A different way to do a two rail sweep
Replies: 2
Views: 3173

A different way to do a two rail sweep

I've decided to share a few videos I have made over the years. Hopefully they will give someone some ideas. Here's are a couple of videos I did about a year ago. I used a two rail sweep to create a bowl. It started as one video and was so long I decided to split it into two parts. In the first part,...
by M Queen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Vectric Math
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Vectric Math

4DThinker wrote:When the video got to using trig to measure the angle of the radial lines, you could skip the trig and simply use the dimension tool to reveal the angle. Click on each end point.
Yes. I only did the trig to prove the length was correct. Good point. I forgot to mention that.
by M Queen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Vectric Math
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Vectric Math

Hi Paul, This would have worked better if my customer had XYZ and a rotary axis, but all he had was a Y axis and multiple rotary axes that were locked together with a single pneumatic Z with several routers that was either up or down. First I'll tell you that the cutout that I did here was not the r...
by M Queen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: VCarve Cleanup Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

VCarve Cleanup Pass

Using a smaller cleanup endmill to clean up a vcarved sign. I posted this video about a year ago. I get asked how to do this once in a while...

by M Queen
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Vectric Math
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Vectric Math

I'm not sure if anyone is interested in using exponential math with Vectric products, but here is an example.

by M Queen
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Re: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.

This seems to have been a non problem, problem. . . . . . Not really an important one, but since we can create tools and profile them, it would be nice to be able to create a profile of the cutting edge of the tool I'm using. Just because I can use a tool type that has similar characteristics doesn...
by M Queen
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Editing multiple images at one time
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: Editing multiple images at one time

I think it would be a good idea to have at least a basic working knowledge of GCode. Could you recommend a good manual or tutorials? The first thing I'll say about GCode is that all controllers handle GCode a little different. Sure, much of it is similar, but it's the differences that will get you....
by M Queen
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Re: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.

Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice. Adrian, this isn't for a drag knife, it's for a tangential knife. It is motor driven and unlike the drag knife, it isn't trailing behind the axis. The motor turns the blade to stay on the line it's cutting. We also do angled knife cutting but that isn't what I'm...
by M Queen
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Re: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.

I may be wrong here. It is a pity the complete setup cannot be seen. However, from what can be seen, you have set the tool to 0 diameter. I do not believe the program can create a tool that is set to 0. Thanks for the input, but I have no chance to set a diameter. The width of the vector that I sel...
by M Queen
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Re: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.

In the video, I created two almost identical vectors. The top one is offset .01". That should make a .02" custom tool. The bottom one is offset .02". That should make a .04" custom tool. Only the bottom one works. I even tried offsetting .0199, that produced the same error... https://www.youtube.com...
by M Queen
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 2827

Problem creating a thin Custom Tool.

I'm editing our WinCNC tangential knife post for Aspire/VCarve Pro to do multiple passes, and I wanted to create a custom blade using the Form Tool. A blade is usually 0.015 to 0.020 in thickness but if I try to create a tool thinner than 0.040, I get the error message about not having a suitable ve...
by M Queen
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Material not showing as a cylinder for wrapped file
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Material not showing as a cylinder for wrapped file

Yes I did Randall, it works fine in Aspire. I followed Gary's suggestion and watched the video of the Rotary Machining 2D/2.5D, and that explained it very well. And yes, I can say I'm not as well versed in VCarve Pro as I am in Aspire so fire away with constructive criticism, instruction, or whateve...
by M Queen
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Material not showing as a cylinder for wrapped file
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Material not showing as a cylinder for wrapped file

If this subject has already been discussed and/or this is normal, please just tell me so. If it has been discussed, can you please point me in the correct direction to get my answers. That being said, I have a file that I want to wrap in VCarve Pro. It will wrap the toolpaths, but the material doesn...
by M Queen
Thu May 14, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Arcs
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Arcs

I don't see why the additional code is unreasonable, in fact it's very predictable. GCode arcs are a holdover from the "old days" when CNC machines had little or no memory. CNC machines only move in straight lines, so circular vectors are always cut with hundreds, if not thousands of short straight...