Aspire 3.5 Tips and Tricks Tutorials

The following tips and tricks videos were presented at the 2011 Vectric User Group Meeting.

The topics covered touch on all aspects of using the software from design to toolpath creation. Each section contains hints and suggestions which will help users work faster and smarter.

Many of the subjects covered would also be relevant to VCarve Pro 6.5 users.

Note: The downloadable supporting files are only suitable for Aspire 3.5 users.

Click here to Download Supporting Files (.zip)


 

View User Data Folder Video

User Data Folder

Overview of the User Data Folder contents and how to access it to edit files or for moving your defaults to a new version of the program. Includes an example showing how to edit an existing or add a new shading material.
(13 minutes, 11Mb)

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View Part Setup Video

Part Setup

General guidelines on setting up your job and maximizing quality through your resolution settings.
(13.5 minutes, 10Mb)

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View Window and View Customization Video

Window and View Customization

Covers how to setup your Window and View configuration in VCarve Pro and Aspire and save the layout.
(9 minutes, 9Mb)

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View Vector and Text Editing Video

Vector and Text Editing

This covers an example using a sample sign layout to show some key short-cuts when vector editing, welding, trimming, offsetting and curve fitting.
(37 minutes, 35Mb)

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View Layer Management Video

Layer Management

Explains how you can use Layers to keep your work organized and setup efficient modeling and toolpath creation.
(13.5 minutes, 11Mb)

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View Toolpath Ordering Video

Toolpath Templates and Ordering

Overview of key toolpath features in VCarve Pro and Aspire which can be used to give the user more control over the toolpath and improve productivity when working on similar parts.
(16.5 minutes, 15Mb)

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View Component Management Video

Component Mangement - Not relevant for VCarve Pro

Discussion of the Component Manager and how to use it most effectively. Uses an example of a model of a horse's head to examine the effect of Component order, Combine Mode, Grouping and Baking.
(20 minutes, 16Mb)

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View Sculpting Video

Sculpting - Not relevant for VCarve Pro

A look at the Sculpting tool – short cuts to help use it more efficiently and working through the horse head example to smooth and blend the components together to make a finished model.
(27 minutes, 27Mb)

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View Saving Part Images Video

Saving Part Images

How to setup a part so you can save an image for customer approval or use in marketing materials.
(10 minutes, 9Mb)

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If you have any questions about the features available in Aspire
please e-mail info@vectric.com

The Vectric Team

 


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