Can Aspire do this?

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mentalward
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Can Aspire do this?

Post by mentalward »

I am trying to decide what 3d software to invest in...Aspire or other.  My test project is to see what tools can easily create relief clipart of a classical decorative component on southwest/Mexican furniture...a sunburst.  (see attached image1.png).

I can create the vectors in vCarve Desktop, but obviously would need Aspire to create the contours.  Can someone confirm that Aspire can create a relief of the design that can be saved and later used as clipart?  If yes, can you explain what tools Aspire has to accomplish the goal, or send a screen capture to show that it can be done and how (or send a training video showing the relevant capabilities).

I know I'm asking a lot, but this is a huge expense for me and I don't want to learn about important software limitations after the purchase...my normal experience:-)
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Re: Can Aspire do this?

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Yes it can. I did this in 5 minutes.
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phill05
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Hi yes it can be done very well in Aspire, I started a shell design making vectors from an image I had seen on a chest of drawers.
kittinger-hn-18-goddard-townsend-mahogany-block-front-chest-2989.jpg
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I then went on to produce the 3D effect like this.
shell.JPG
An stl file of the shell design was saved so I can reuse at any time I wish
and able to change the centre design to suite the work you are doing.

And the finished piece was this.
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Go for it I would say you will be so pleased when you can do just what you want, have fun.

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Re: Can Aspire do this?

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splendid.

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Thank you Bobtail,

Here are the parts off the cnc ready for finishing.
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Rotary cutting
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Re: Can Aspire do this?

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phill05 wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:55 am
Thank you Bobtail,

Here are the parts off the cnc ready for finishing.
edge.jpg
2.JPG

Rotary cutting
cutting base.jpg.

The round box is beautiful. I'm interested in your rotary axis. Can you provide some details. What brand is it, where did you get it.

Phil

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Re: Can Aspire do this?

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Hi Phil,
I don't want to highjack the OP's thread but this is another use of Aspire, I made the 4th axis it was designed and cut using Aspire.

I started with an ER32 straight shank collets chuck, I had two back plates that would screw onto the ER32 in place of the collet nut one for a 4 jaw and one for a 3 jaw chuck, then designed the bed and end plates around that, I also cut the tooth pulleys, fitted a stepper, I made a brake shoe to lock it whist using but never had to fit it yet it works really well, I also made up a tail stock from old parts to match and the rest is what you see.
I went one move further and made a standalone controller and a 48v - 12v power supply so that I could move the 4th axis from the cnc to a manual milling machine to use as and when I needed, this has the option of division by degree or rotary, again all parts of the controller and the key pad was designed and cut out using Aspire.

If you have the time to make your own you will find it very rewarding work.

Phill
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