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by scovell
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

SUCCESS! Two changes were made. Per Gaffbot's suggestion I went into Preferences, Virtual, and then clicked Clear Readings. I also applied the latest software updates and firmware to the Shark CNC. When trouble shooting, I know I should have just applied one of these changes at a time, which would ...
by scovell
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

I have not defined the size of the virtual zero area in APPS section of my shark. I can't recall defining this area in the past, but perhaps it was done when I first set up the machine. I shall report back. Thank you.
by scovell
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

Gaffbot, I had high hopes, but the bit still moves up to the farthest upper right hand corner of the work space when I attempt to setup virtual zero on the run.
I triple checked to ensure that I had set the xy data zero to the middle of the board in both vectric and on the shark cnc itself.
by scovell
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

Hi Joe,

I did recalculate and save a new file. (Saved it under a different name to ensure I got the new one loaded).

I also reset the machine's starting XY position to the bottom left.
by scovell
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

The starting position defined in the Vectric software is shown in image 1.
image01.jpg
The machine's starting XY position can be seen in image 2.
image02.jpg
Both settings are the same when doing a profile cut, which runs as expected.

Thanks for your time.
by scovell
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

I set the XY zero position to the bottom left of the board. I load the code into the machine which then asks if I want to use virtual zero, when I click okay the router runs up to the top right of the cutting surface and I abort it before it grinds the gears. I ran another program using a profile to...
by scovell
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

Thank you both for the quick replies. I can set the starting point to any of the corners or center of the defined space. I will try starting at the bottom left. I typically have the Z position higher than needed to give me a little bit more room to place the touch plate when the program is first loa...
by scovell
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Drilling tool path goes crazy when setting virtual zero

I setup a simple drilling tool path to drill six 1/4 holes in a board that is 5.5 " wide and 12" long. When I load it into my CNC Shark, it prompts me to set virtual zero, when I click okay the router attempts to run past the usable table space, which I then abort. I am running VCarve 8.5 The starti...
by scovell
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Chicago Edgelit
Replies: 8
Views: 4211

Re: Chicago Edgelit

That turned out great, the lighting is prefect.
by scovell
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Davey Jones Locker
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

Davey Jones Locker

I made the following to cover an ATO (Auto Top Off) reservoir that I use for a salt water aquarium.

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by scovell
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Davey Jones Locker
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Davey Jones Locker

I made the following to cover an ATO (Auto Top Off) reservoir that I use for a salt water aquarium.
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by scovell
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Walnut Antler Mounting Plaque
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Walnut Antler Mounting Plaque

My neighbor gave me a piece of walnut from a tree that he cut down on his property. He’s an avid hunter, so I thought it would be nice to make an antler mounting plaque for him. Piece was routed using a Shark CNC.
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by scovell
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Hole Size Doubles When Calculated
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Hole Size Doubles When Calculated

cstmwrks wrote:Easy one! You have the tool cutting on the line. If the bit is the same size use the Drill tool path with peck drilling. Or cut inside the line on a profile cut like you used. It's set to on the line, that is what doubled the hole size.
Thank you for the quick response.
by scovell
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Hole Size Doubles When Calculated
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Hole Size Doubles When Calculated

I am trying to create three 0.375 holes using a 3/8" endmill bit. When I calculate the tool path the hole size doubles to .750
I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have attached the .crv file. Thanks for the help.