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Jamesdee1046
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Job Sheet Question

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I am running Aspire software on my Planet CNC controller. My question is this:
When printing out the Job Sheet, the time required to do a project isn't even close. It takes almost twice as long to do some projects.
I do set the bit speed in both your tool setup and the Planet CNC software but again, it's not close to the actual time to do a project.

Any help would be appreciated.

Jim Markevitch
Grapevine, TX
Jim Markevitch
Grapevine, TX

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Re: Job Sheet Question

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You need to adjust the scale factor.

See this article for more details: How can I get an estimate of how long the toolpath will take to actually cut?
- Randall Newcomb

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Re: Job Sheet Question

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It's important to realise that the scale factor isn't "one size fits all" as well. A 3D job will need a different scale factor to a simple 2D cutout. The Vectric software has no way of knowing the full settings of the machine so the more movement there is that isn't at the programmed speeds (lots of corners, lots of Z movement, short vectors etc) then the larger the scale factor will need to be.

I just use the estimated time as a guide to show which toolpath approach is quickest rather than an absolute value.

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Re: Job Sheet Question

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Thanks . . . . .will check it out.
Jim Markevitch
Grapevine, TX

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