Scott Latham

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    Starting example Bit settings

       Feeds and speeds are a big topic in the CNC community and can be very confusing or overwhelming when getting started. Using the 6-Piece Starter bit set, this article will provide you with a star...

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    Rotate a Project

    It may be necessary to create a project that will be wider (X) than it is tall (Y) and it requires the project to be rotated 90 degrees. In this example, we will use a sign that is 14" wide (X) and...

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    Vcarve Online Help and Classes

        Below is a small and ever-growing list of training resources for Vectric's Vcarve and Aspire software. This list includes free and pay-for classes available online to help you create the projec...

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    Machine Database v11

    The Machine Database was introduced in the v11 release for the Vcarve (Desktop and Pro) and Aspire software. This new database allows the user to create and store custom settings and configurations...

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    Save a Toolpath

        Saving a Toolpath is the final step in the Vcarve process where the toolpaths created in the project are saved in a file format (.tap) that can be run on the Next Wave CNC machines. To ensure t...

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    Downloading Vcarve onto a new computer

       When initially downloading the Vcarve software onto your computer, Vectric would have prompted you to or provided information to create a Vectric Portal account. The Vectric Portal account grant...

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    Open Vectors Resources

        An open vector is a vector that does not join back with itself and the easiest example to visualize is a line. A closed vector is one that joins with itself to form a shape with good examples b...

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    Trace Bitmap Resources

      The Trace Bitmap feature of the Vcarve software can be a very powerful tool for quickly taking an image and creating vector lines from it. The best images to use are solid colors or silhouettes, ...

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    Test File

    The Distance_Testing.tap file at the bottom of this article is a universal test file that can be used to test several functions of the machine such as router start/stop, the squareness of the X and...

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    Coupler checks

    The couplers are black cylinders with two set screws that connect the motor to the threaded drive rod of each axis. If one of the set screws comes loose or disconnected, the motor shaft and the thr...