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Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-09-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BradyWatson
It looks like you don't have enough triangles in...

It looks like you don't have enough triangles in the planar/flat portions of the mesh. This is fine for 3d printing but not so good where you need to unwrap a model in software that represents 3d...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-08-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By BradyWatson
I don't know....sounds more like SNAFU than...

I don't know....sounds more like SNAFU than FUBAR...

[lol]
Forum: New Forum Members 06-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By BradyWatson
No problem setting it up to your eyes first,...

No problem setting it up to your eyes first, calculating toolpaths and then rotating the 3d components and vectors 90 degrees and simply recalculating all toolpaths.

You'll have to shift select...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 06-04-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By BradyWatson
If you log into the vectric portal, all the...

If you log into the vectric portal, all the clipart you are entitled to will be listed and broken out by category. Download each to your PC then extract and put them where you want.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By BradyWatson
This is spot on... To add, put your start...

This is spot on...

To add, put your start point (where the tool enters - green node) at the mid-point of a span that runs in the X or Y so that one axis is moving only. Combined with a spiral ramp...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By BradyWatson
Hey Gene I have both an FPz like you mention...

Hey Gene
I have both an FPz like you mention and a VTLF250 Becker on a 5x12 area. I have it broken out in 6 zones to accommodate anything from 24x48 to 60x144 and all sizes in between. The saying...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By BradyWatson
Any vacuum gauge from practically any source will...

Any vacuum gauge from practically any source will work...take your pic. Automotive ones work fine...McMaster et al also have them. If you have an unheated shop, avoid the fluid filled ones.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 05-06-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By BradyWatson
Wes, Glad you found the technique useful. This...

Wes,
Glad you found the technique useful. This was one of those things born out of necessity. Interestingly enough, it proved to be an invaluable technique (whatever year I came up with it) because...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 05-01-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By BradyWatson
He may prefer Uncle Pancakes...extra points if...

He may prefer Uncle Pancakes...extra points if you know who Mrs pancakes is ...

HD sign looks much better with your special lady's photography prowess :)

I think everyone did a great job......
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 04-30-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By BradyWatson
Just a few tips and observations...hopefully they...

Just a few tips and observations...hopefully they will be taken as constructive criticism and not personal...No matter how long you do this work, you can always improve (myself definitely included)
...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 04-22-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BradyWatson
Wes, I have scanned some of these in the past....

Wes,
I have scanned some of these in the past. However, a point of clarity is in order.

I do not sell files. I sell scanning services to customers who want a perfect facsimile of their part in...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-20-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By BradyWatson
Now, the world don't move to the beat of just...

Now, the world don't move
to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you,
may not be right for some.
A man is born, he's a man of means.
Then along come two,
they got nothing but...
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 04-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BradyWatson
Yes, if your intention is to create an exact...

Yes, if your intention is to create an exact duplicate of the stock, I will need a physical example. Any blemishes on the original can be digitally repaired and modifications done, if required.
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 04-20-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BradyWatson
Send me an email with pictures of the stock to be...

Send me an email with pictures of the stock to be scanned, tell me what you need besides the scan data (set It up for you, add vector features, sample toolpaths, video etc all is a la carte) and I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-20-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By BradyWatson
There...fixed it for ya :)

There...fixed it for ya :)
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 04-20-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By BradyWatson
If you can't find a generic file, you can have...

If you can't find a generic file, you can have one scanned from your original stock.

I have scanned many stocks over the years and have always advised customers not to try cutting them on a rotary...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 04-06-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By BradyWatson
Aw shucks...thanks fellas :) Here's a shot...

Aw shucks...thanks fellas :)

Here's a shot of the 3D...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 03-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By BradyWatson
Hey fellas - Good advice given & thanks for the...

Hey fellas - Good advice given & thanks for the kudos. I'd say any way that is working successfully for you, is the 'right' way :) Truth be told, if you're a digitizing/scanning nut like me, you'll...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 03-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By BradyWatson
Well you didn't give us enough time to answer... ...

Well you didn't give us enough time to answer...

In my experience, it is a good product IF you need it. I tried it about 15 years ago and used their special Onsrud bit - which I was never able to...
Forum: New Forum Members 03-13-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By BradyWatson
Same idea/method can be done in Aspire & possibly...

Same idea/method can be done in Aspire & possibly VCP if you don't need the 3D filet, etc (using the grip example here).

Be careful digitizing from photos...it isn't accurate, even with a good...
Forum: 3d Scanning & Equipment 03-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,664
Posted By BradyWatson
Mark, Thank you for the kind words. It was a...

Mark,
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to serve you and show you how to achieve your goal.

-Brady
Forum: Jim Becker 03-01-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By BradyWatson
Very nice work. Congratulations on finding out...

Very nice work. Congratulations on finding out 'what you're made of' in regards to learning in Aspire. Many cut clip art, snap their suspenders, and think they're the cream of the crop. The learning...
Forum: Stinger II 02-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By BradyWatson
I don't know how to tell you how to do it in...

I don't know how to tell you how to do it in wincnc...I can do it on my controller. I am sure there has to be a way to get the z to offset if wincnc let's you insert commands in the console when a...
Forum: Stinger II 02-28-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By BradyWatson
This is not uncommon - at all, with 3D work in...

This is not uncommon - at all, with 3D work in natural materials. Stresses are relieved and the board cups either one way or the other depending on grain orientation.

The same issue can happen...
Forum: Stinger II 02-28-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By BradyWatson
X2 Also...Did you let the toolpath run...

X2

Also...Did you let the toolpath run straight through until complete or did you pause it at some point to leave the shop for lunch etc?
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