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by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: cpnvert text
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: cpnvert text

Sure is. Use the UNDO feature. Otherwise, all you have to do is copy it from the layer you created called "Save". Remember? You did that before you converted the original to curves. Right? :D Heck, I'm just picking on you. I couldn't find a way to get my text back one time and a good guy here clued ...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: A Christmas Ornament
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: A Christmas Ornament

johntech2014 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:10 pm
... I posted the DXF file for this on the Vectric Facebook page.
John, that's looking good to me!

Any chance of posting files here on the forum? (I'm avoiding Facebook like a plague.)
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Text on a Curve with more
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Text on a Curve with more

Mike has a good solution. Its my opinion that with mixing single and double-digit numbers, you'll have to create extra space between the numbers to make it visually appealing. A clock face has that same problem, and it is solved by adjusting the spacing and size of the numbers until a certain visual...
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Radius Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Radius Guide

Charlie, that's a good tool. The only thing I can think of are edges that aren't a single or constant radius may throw a kink in the measurement. You may not have run into anything like that.

You might want to add the other side to that story and build the tool that does convex curves.
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Text on a Curve with more
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Text on a Curve with more

Do you still have "text" or have you converted the text to curves? That makes a big difference.
by Tex_Lawrence
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: can toolpaths be paramterised?
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: can toolpaths be paramterised?

No templates in Desktop.
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Cutting Inside and Outside the Line

Here is how I would start that design. Recognize the shape of the item - That is a very symmetrical part. That means that you really only have to design 1/4 of the cross! When you get that designed, radially replicate it. That means to copy the 1/4 around the center 3 extra times. Then connect/remov...
by Tex_Lawrence
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Preview - Toolpath color
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Preview - Toolpath color

Ron, I believe the bottom row of colors in the color pallet are saved colors that have been used. You can click on one of those to get one of the custom colors that you have used.
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Yes I can mess it up!
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Yes I can mess it up!

Scott, those look like they were hand carved! :D +1
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Vcarve finishing pass
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Vcarve finishing pass

I sure that you will have to upload the saved files before anyone can see what is happening.

When I make a separate toolpath for finishing or final pass, I start by duplicating the successful roughing pass. Then I'll change a few things that make the copy the final pass.
by Tex_Lawrence
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D in VCarve Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: 3D in VCarve Desktop

While two-sided is a nice accomplishment, it doesn't really fit the display situation where these objects will end up. Thanks for the idea! I scaled the model to a height just under 7 inches. The thickness didn't seem to be as thick as 0.6966, so I was trying to also pull it out closer to the 0.77 i...
by Tex_Lawrence
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D in VCarve Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 375

3D in VCarve Desktop

I had some time and decided to play with making the Nordic Santa. That worked out really great. I used some 0.77 inch x 7 x 3 oak that I had left over. So, I set the zero plane at .77 shape height and 0.0 base height. Baked it. I set the 3d Nordic Santa object at .7 inch shape height and 0.05 base h...
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Nordic Santa
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Nordic Santa

woody53 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Finished 1 walnut and 1 Maple.
Dave, why do your Santas seem to have more contours in the cut than dwg's Santas? Is there a difference in the files?
by Tex_Lawrence
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Winter Swirly thing
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Winter Swirly thing

Thank you for the nice comments guys. I appreciate them very much. Bob Bob, thank you for the file. My grandson is giving one to his teacher for her desk. Someone at his school will use it for an art project and add some details to the figures. I made a small change to make the operation a little s...
by Tex_Lawrence
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Egg Cage
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Egg Cage

Wow. Do y'alls eggs escape a lot down under? :D

That looks really nice. I straightened some chicken wire by stretching it around a 4" piece of PVC pipe while sliding it back and forth.