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Aspire 8 - Now Released!
We are very proud to announce a major new release for our flagship product, Aspire V8. There have been a significant number of enhancements and new features made to the new version.
The Clip Art included with the program has had a further 150 Vector Art 3D models ($1500 value) added to it, bringing the total number of Clip Art files to over 1400. Powerful new drawing tools like the Vector Texture function make it easy to create unique wave based textured panels and realistic grain backgrounds. To make 3D layout simpler and more intuitive you can now access component editing functions directly in the 3D view. There are also improvements to sculpting and smoothing for 3D shapes and an attractive shadow shading option to further enhance the rendering of the 3D model. For the toolpath side of the program there are a large number of additions to many of the machining strategies to increase flexibility and finish quality.
To find out about upgrade eligibility and pricing, read a more in depth description of all the new features, watch videos demonstrating them and to access the Free Trial download for the new version, please visit out What’s New in Aspire 8 Page.
All existing Aspire customers should now have received an email regarding the new release and how to upgrade. If you have not seen this message then please check your spam folder for an email received from “email@example.com” – if you are still unable to find it then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know.
We are planning to release VCarve Pro 8 within the next two weeks, please look out for another announcement once that becomes available.
For information on Aspire 8 click the link here: http://www.vectric.com/products/aspire/whats-new/V8/WhatsNew.html
FREE Project of the Month - The Divine Clock
Created by Michael Tyler, this months FREE project is sure to make a great feature for any home. This project has a 3D appearance but is machined completely from 2D vectors (no 3D raster carving at all).
It’s a fun and simple project that can easily be completed in a couple of days and leave you with a finished piece that looks like you have worked on it for weeks.
This project is compatible with:
VCarve Pro 7.5 or Aspire 4.5 or higher
Click the link to Download the project files: http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/projects/2015/03-DivineClock.html
Case Study - Russell Crawford
Raised by a craftsman who taught others about woodworking, it was almost guaranteed that Russell Crawford would inherit his father's passion for woodwork. To add to his traditional skills he now uses a CNC and Vectric's Aspire to help make his incredible furniture.
Thie quality of his work is made even more impressive by the fact he has to find time for it while also running a dental practice, tending animals and spending time with his young family...
Click the link to read the full article: http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/case-studies/aspire/2015/RussellCrawford.html
VectorArt 3D - Announcement!
Vector Art 3D will see some major restructuring over the next few months which will directly affect the selection of models offered for purchase. From the end of March 2015 they will no longer be licensing models from some of their artists which will result in the removal of around 400 models from the store. This also means they will no longer be selling the disc-based 3D Collections or the Design and Carve Disc products after that date. The discs remain available for purchase until March 31st, 2015 with some very special pricing to clear the remaining stock.
For detailed information on which models are being removed and the disc sale-pricing please click the link: http://www.vectorart3d.com/index.cfm/March2015.htm
This year we have a number of events where Vectric will be showing the new releases; In April we’ll have a representative doing demonstrations on the AXYZ International Booth (#2838) at the ISA (sign makers) trade show in Las Vegas. At the very end of April we have Jim McGrew’s Aspire Camp followed by a trip to the Bay Area Maker Faire on the 16th and 17th May. In July Vectric will be exhibiting at the AWFS trade show in Las Vegas – booth #9744.
We have not yet fixed a date and venue for our User Group but plan to announce that in the next monthly newsletter!
User Forum Showcase
Speakerbox - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21657
Coffin Marble Run - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21670
Football Snack Dish - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21737
Cutting Board - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21842
Tycho Crater - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21841
Art? - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21694
Speaker Design - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21826
Mantle Posts - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21724
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