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by TReischl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Dual spindles
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Dual spindles

Actually, it could be a mechanical or a software thing. For example, LinuxCNC supports software ganging of spindles. On the other hand having two machines rather than a single machine with ganged spindles provides additional flexibility, a vastly wider set of choices and also gives you a working ma...
by TReischl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Sharpening Ball-nose
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: Sharpening Ball-nose

+1 on GE's suggestion. Been using them for a few years now and am completely happy with them. What I really like is that they are so inexpensive it is easy to have several spares on hand. I run a porter cable router for a spindle. I finally bought metric collets for it so I could use the inexpensive...
by TReischl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Dual spindles
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Dual spindles

If you are always doing the same thing on both spindles then it is a slaved spindle and is a mechanical thing, not software.
by TReischl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: x,y axes orientation on screen
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: x,y axes orientation on screen

This subject has been pounded to paste in the past on this forum.
by TReischl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any Suggestions for less waste and cutting
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Any Suggestions for less waste and cutting

What Jim said. I was thinking about this and I assumed you were just doing something rough. Like Jim said, if it has to be accurate there is no way what you want to do will work.
by TReischl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Any Suggestions for less waste and cutting
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Any Suggestions for less waste and cutting

If you are doing two pieces at a time you can use an S shaped tool path.
by TReischl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Can I create a 3d model using VC Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Can I create a 3d model using VC Pro

Nope. I haven't tried all the 3D modelers out there by any means, but I have worked with a lot of them. Gave Blender two attempts, serious ones. Did not work out for me. Tried F360. Seriously. No success there either. Then there were quite a few others that fell by the wayside pretty quickly for var...
by TReischl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing

This is just my humble opinion. . . . I think you are adding an unnecessary level of complexity to the process. Since your machine does not support tool changes I am not sure how much time you would be saving. What I do know is that adding complexity to the process often winds up biting me back at a...
by TReischl
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Question 3d Modeling on Changing the Bit size roughing to Finishing

Just curious, why do both of the toolpaths need to be in the same file? If your machine is set up for multiple tool changes then this is not a problem. My machine is an example. There are two touch off plates. One of them is movable and can be placed anywhere on the surface of the material for the i...
by TReischl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Need help Dishing out a 'Consistent' Radius
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Need help Dishing out a 'Consistent' Radius

Start out by forgetting about the outside shape of the piece. Model the dish by using the two rail sweep. NOW you can use the outside vectors to trim the model. But, as Mr Mike stated above, you cannot have an irregular shape that will be the same height all the way around and also have the radius. ...
by TReischl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Can't save toolpath
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Can't save toolpath

A gotchya that I run into with this is when I am working on a file in Aspire and I have been test running it on the machine from the same computer. If I do not cancel the file in the machine control software the file is locked and I cannot save it until I remove it from the machine control program.
by TReischl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: PDF Import Layer support
Replies: 14
Views: 1624

Re: PDF Import Layer support

Why is the DXF import in Aspire happen differently for 2 files that are supposingly the same format? They are the same "format" but created differently. The issue with too many nodes has been with Corel forever when it comes to DXF files. Gotta remember, the primary focus of Corel is illustration, ...
by TReischl
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: modifing toolpath
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: modifing toolpath

I have not seen any option to load a g code file into Aspire.

Suggest you do a google search for things like cnc code plotter, backplotter, etc.
by TReischl
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: node editing
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: node editing

Some times it can be that the node handle is very close to the actual node so you have to zoom right in so there is another separation that the software knows what you're are trying to do the operation on. Yes I think you are correct.... I had a large number of nodes very close together There is a ...
by TReischl
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: node editing
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: node editing

You only have to zoom in enough so that you can see the one you want and pick it.