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by Lookin4help
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Conveting .crv files to .nc files
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Conveting .crv files to .nc files

I went to the web address you sent, however, I find nothing that mentions free software that will make the conversion. More than likely I don't know what it is that I am looking for and it is staring me right in the face. Can you please give me a little more detail?

Thanks
by Lookin4help
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Alpha character inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Alpha character inlay

William: Thanks for the links. What I have discovered is that there is a feature for doing this in Carbide Create, which I am sure you are already aware of, but it is not active in the free version. If you want to do that you have to upgrade. I would like to do that, but I would do something like th...
by Lookin4help
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Bit Setter Failure

Preacher - I like your handle!

Back to my problem. After going round and round with the people at Carbide we resolved my problem by replacing both Bit Setter and Touch Pad. So far no more problems.

Sorry for taking so long to reply. Thanks for trying to help.

Blessings to you.
by Lookin4help
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Conveting .crv files to .nc files
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Conveting .crv files to .nc files

I have a very old version of VCarve Pro (version 6.0) which I inherited. I can create files but they all get saved in a .crv format. In another post someone asked about converting .crv files to .nc (gcode) files. The reply to that post was that the person who created those files needed to covert the...
by Lookin4help
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Alpha character inlay
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Alpha character inlay

I would like to make a cutting board out of walnut and then use maple to do an inlay. The inlay would be in the walnut using letters and numbers (non-script) from the maple. However, I realize that doing a pocket cut on the walnut will leave me with a combination of rounded/square corners and doing ...
by Lookin4help
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Design question
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Design question

Please disregard this post. I believe I have found my problem. When you have a 3D object, if there is light, it casts a shadow. I believe the CAD software does just that, which can make things appear to be what they are not. When I rotated my image is a number of positions they all looked different ...
by Lookin4help
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Design question
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Design question

I have a project, a U.S. Air Force flag, that has an Air Force logo atop the stripes of the U.S. flag. Around the logo there is an offset path of 1/4 inch outside the logo. After selecting the stripes, the logo, and using the boolean subtract function I set the tool paths. When I then run the simula...
by Lookin4help
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Bit Setter Failure

Thanks, but I am not sure I understand your reply. After initializing , this is not between tool changes, Bit Setter then asks for a tool to be inserted. When you insert that tool, at that point Bit Setter does not know if the tool is an inch long to ten feet long. The only way it can know the tool ...
by Lookin4help
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Bit Setter Failure

This is my second reply to my own original post, a follow-up. After running the project I mentioned in my second post I attempted to run another project and immediately I ran into the same problem with Bit Setter. Maybe this is a software problem?
by Lookin4help
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bit Setter Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Bit Setter Failure

This is a reply to my own message. It may be that someone "in the know" might confirm what I suspect. Today, about 24 hours after my post yesterday, I thought I would go out just to see if my machine would run. Low and behold it is running just fine. Why the difference between yesterdays attempts an...