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by Mike-S
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3D milling entire part
Replies: 23
Views: 3459

Re: 3D milling entire part

Do you have the "Boundary Vector Offset" set to a hair over the radius of your tool?
by Mike-S
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: z zero plate
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

Re: z zero plate

But this sounds enticing.
You want to make sure you always use a fresh beer can......
by Mike-S
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: z zero plate
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

Re: z zero plate

To me - using paper is something I have done for decades
I use a piece of aluminum beer can--0.004" is the same as a piece of copy paper.
by Mike-S
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New to forum, Need some help
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Re: New to forum, Need some help

As always, a screen shot and your file would help us help you.
by Mike-S
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Nesting
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Nesting

You create one item using toolpaths automatically associated to layers for each of the toolpaths. You then nest and use the recalculate all to create all the toolpaths for the items on that sheet.
OK, looks like layers is the key.
Thanks Adrian, Will give that a try.
by Mike-S
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Nesting
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Nesting

the ability to semi-automatically (one button press) calculate toolpaths from those sheets
If I make a single design with multiple toolpaths and then make six copies of that item, how do I get identical toolpaths applied to each?
Tried looking in Aspire's help, but couldn't find anything.
by Mike-S
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Single photo to relief
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Single photo to relief

Pls post the photo. It would help your quest.
by Mike-S
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3d NC topo map problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: 3d NC topo map problem

A couple things to try. In the finish tool path add a "Boundary Offset" of at least the radius of your finish tool, or try .2" You may need more to clear out Pamlico sound. If V-carve has the option, create a boundary vector from selected component (the whole model of NC). And use that for your prof...
by Mike-S
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aircraft Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Aircraft Nose

Post a screen grab.
by Mike-S
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aircraft Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Aircraft Nose

If you're getting this, you selected the rails in the wrong order.
by Mike-S
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aircraft Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Aircraft Nose

The vector is a trimmed ellipse.
Don't know why you get the dimple. Zoom way in on the tiny center circle to make sure the start node is at the same o'clock position as the larger circle. Also that both circles have the rails running in the same direction.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: 3d NC topo map problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: 3d NC topo map problem

Don't know why you're getting the reversed river beds. I tried the .stl file and it seems fine. You may want to apply smoothing and reduce Z so the mountains aren't so exaggerated. Give us a link to your file.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3d Model Finishing Pass
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: 3d Model Finishing Pass

I highlighted the vector of the 3d shapes in the array and ran a 3d model finishing pass and that did not work, it ran the entire model.
If they are closed vectors, running the finish pass again should only cut inside those vectors.
by Mike-S
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aircraft Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Aircraft Nose

Have you tried a two-rail sweep? Make a tiny (.005) circle in the middle, and then a circle the diameter of your nose. Do two rail sweep with "fill center" checked.
by Mike-S
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Marquetry/Inlay Techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: Marquetry/Inlay Techniques

Great video, Ted. Lots of good tips, I learned a lot.
When cutting the veneer, did you leave any allowance so the parts fit flat with no interference with each other?