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by Paco
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: Pocket problems in roughing pass
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

I can reproduce the issue on my end. I can't tell what's wrong. Send the file and informations to Vectric.

3D raster strategy seem to work better than Z level in this case... still can say why!? :roll:
by Paco
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Is it possible, is there a trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

That's interesting... I mostly trace and draw with polyline tool then smooth afterward. The only time I use spline freehand drawing is when I don't see any corner on what I need to trace. Still, while drawing with spline, it could be of a better workflow if there would be a key to draw a non-smooth ...
by Paco
Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: My First Memorial Engraving
Replies: 6
Views: 4053

Very nice piece! Keep at it!
by Paco
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Try this in 4.5
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Yup, same here. Nice catch. Make sure you send the dump file to Vectric.
by Paco
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Tool - Material Size Output
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

I use a nomenclature similar to Rcnewcomb. Example: 2234_cut_1=4SE.sbp mean 2234 = job ID cut = cut (optional) 1=4SE = 1/4CED straight edge tool bit (= since / aren't acceptable for file name) 2301_V120.sbp V120 = 120 deg. V tool bit You just need something that make sense to you or your operator(s).
by Paco
Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: VCarve - Tips and Tricks
Topic: machining plexiglass
Replies: 11
Views: 9987

The key is O-flute tooling. With O-flute, you'll be cutting many kind of plastics including extruded acrylic. Such large tool diameter as you intend to use are very forgiving. With such thick material, I'd go with spiral up cut single O-flute. As always, try to use the shortest cutting tool. Keep th...
by Paco
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

Two rail sweep; I see. Still, if the tools are used properly (and I'm not suggesting you didn't) they usually work very fast. MoI is cool but if you can afford and believe you need all of it's tool, Rhino is my number one choice for NURBS modeling (and many other thing too). I stumble across MoI on ...
by Paco
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

Dave,

my guess is that you used (select) all those curves at the same time (see attached) to loft in MoI. That would have got my PC (and many other) pretty busy for a moment. Nothing wrong with either MoI or your PC if you ask me... and if my assumptions are correct.
by Paco
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

:o

I can see why MoI (or any other would) had a hard time calculating those. :roll:

Still, it look like you're getting a hang on it.
by Paco
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Moving sign files from one software package to another
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Hey Ed! I see you have COREL X3; what's the problem? That package handle almost anything. What problematic file do you get now? You wont get a sign shop to use VCP unless they have CNC. They all use illustration package which make a lot of sense considering they need to show more than wire frame to ...
by Paco
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

If you learn it right, whatever you learn in one software may very well serve you in another...
by Paco
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

David, MoI doesn't supported DXF... as of today. It handle 3DM, IGES/IGS, AI, EPS and PDF. A quick conversion in VCP will get DXFs right into MoI. In a matter of minutes (seconds?) I drawn a section (2D), copy two times (and move them a bit at the same time), scale the 2nd and 3rd and use the loftin...
by Paco
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Cut3D - General
Topic: building a wing in 3D Cuts, input needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11524

David, Silo wouldn't be the right tool for that I believe. Unlike Brady, I like the interface but the current release (v2) is pretty clunky on some computer... mine at least. Silo (mesh oriented) is more suited for organic stuff. If you like what you saw in above with Rhino, then you might want to c...
by Paco
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: First design with ver 4.5
Replies: 8
Views: 5157

Nice work!

Are those paint masked on bare wood or varnish/sealer?