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Hey Steve,

VCarve cannot import a 3dclip file
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mtylerfl wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:47 pm
Hey Steve,

VCarve cannot import a 3dclip file
Isn't the .3dClip format distributed with V-Carve? I've never owned V-Carve but I thought all of the clipart was the same.
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Nope. Models included with VCarve are all in the proprietary v3m format.

The Aspire software can use both 3dclip and v3m formats.

So, if you create a 3dclip from a model created in Aspire (which I have done religiously for years), it is useless to a VCarve software user. Instead, you could save/export as STL, for example, so the VCarve user can import that.
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The documentation for VCarve back as far as 9.x mentions importing and exporting 3Dclips but the actual program doesn’t match the docs.

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Well, If the 3dClip didn't work then an .stl file should. Here is the link.

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adze_cnc wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:05 pm
The documentation for VCarve back as far as 9.x mentions importing and exporting 3Dclips but the actual program doesn’t match the docs.
How odd! It's clearly a mistake/oversight for that to be stated in the VCarve documentation.

VCarve has never been able to import 3dclip nor export an individual model to 3dclip (or to export to any other 3D model type).
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From v11.0 Vcarve Pro docs: https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V11.0/VCa ... -3d-model
3D Clipart files are exported from VCarve Pro. This format maintains the component structure of clipart pieces at the time of saving, so will import all the components comprising the clipart piece. This will be imported at the size and position the part was saved in the original file.
Elsewhere it mentions exporting by using the context menu on a level in the component tree.

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adze_cnc wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:07 pm
From v11.0 Vcarve Pro docs: https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V11.0/VCa ... -3d-model
3D Clipart files are exported from VCarve Pro. This format maintains the component structure of clipart pieces at the time of saving, so will import all the components comprising the clipart piece. This will be imported at the size and position the part was saved in the original file.
Elsewhere it mentions exporting by using the context menu on a level in the component tree.
Steven,

Unfortunately, this is incorrect. The documentation is describing Aspire-only features, despite the fact that it says VCarve will perform those functions.
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is there another way to draw a simple text on a curved body. for example a ballpoint pen

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Of course. Simply have a 3d model of the shape loaded and "aaply toolpath to Model"

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It mean ragt i habe to create the stl file in Another Programm and import into vectric
Is there another way to do this ?

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Nero-12345 wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:58 pm
It mean ragt i habe to create the stl file in Another Programm and import into vectric
Is there another way to do this ?
If you're using VCarve then yes you need to create a model of the shape you want to project onto if none of the supplied shapes are suitable.

If you have Aspire then you can create the model directly.

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Ok many thanks ill try it

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Like this
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