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Avalon Nameplate
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of how to setup a job, draw a simple set of vectors and then setup a pocket and profile ...

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Bulls Head
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of the process to open a vector design, re-position it and create a VCarve Toolpath. We also look at how we can make an edit to the ...

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Con Rod
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors created in a different CAD Drawing package and creating toolpaths to cut the part using this data. After toolpaths are calculated ...

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Intro to Modeling
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This slide show introduces the concepts behind 3D modeling in Aspire. We discuss how the shapes are represented, Job Resolution, Setting up your part, Component Creation, the ...

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Loco Wheel
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors from another design program and then creating a combination of toolpaths at different depths to cut the part. The toolpath preview ...

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Lotus Cottage
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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

This tutorial looks at how you can take the clipart that's provided with the software and create a new design with it. Using a step by step process we look at importing the ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This video looks at a variety of toolpaths to cut the Lotus Cottage sign. We start by creating a roughing toolpath followed by a finishing toolpath where we will create and ...

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Moulding Toolpath
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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This video describes a new feature added in V8.5 that allows you to take a vector profile and create a toolpath that in effect extrudes that profile along another vector ...

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Open Sign
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of how to create a sign by drawing simple border ovals, and importing some 2D clipart. We then use this data to create flat-bottom ...

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Rocket Nameplate
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the draw arc tool to create our curved nameplate. We learn how the offset tool works dependant on your vector selection, we use the join ...

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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This Tutorial looks at grouping vectors to make selection for toolpath creation simpler. To machine the part we work with pocketing and drilling along with using the texturing ...

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Vectophone
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial demonstrates the inbuilt snapping features to help create and align vectors. It also demonstrates using the text tool and how to edit and convert to vectors in ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video shows how to create pockets around text, profile cutouts with tabs for hold downs and drill holes. We also use the toolpath preview form to check the results and ...

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Wing Spar
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of how to setup a job, import a vector file, and then setup a simple profile toolpath to cut the part out. ...

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3 Legged Table
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial demonstrates importing vectors that were drawn in another design program, we look at some of the potential issues and how to overcome them. We also look into ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial shows how to create toolpaths to cutout the 3 leg stool assembly. Initially a quick profile toolpath is created, then we explore how to use the options in the ...

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3D Tiling
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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes a look at using the toolpath tiling option to allow us to cut a part which is longer than the cutting area of out machine. Using a 3D mantel we show how to ...

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CNC Mini Project
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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

In this video we take a project from the Design & Make website (www.designandmake.com) and show how to import and assemble the 3D models to create a wine-themed sign. We look ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

In this video we create toolpaths on the part which was created using a project from the Design & Make website (www.designandmake.com) in the assembly tutorial. We look at a ...

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Creating a Carved Recess
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

In this video we look at how to create a smooth recessed shape for your model to sit within. We then look at changing the shape of the recess to create a faux hand carved look ...

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Fleur De Lys
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This tutorial demonstrates a practical example of how to use the three main modeling tools in Aspire, the create shape tool, the two rail sweep and the extrude tool. Using all ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This tutorial looks at the toolpath setup to cut the Fleur-de-Lys model (from the modeling tutorial) on your CNC machine. It looks at the standard method to create toolpaths ...

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Golf Award
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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

This tutorial looks at how you can take clipart that's provided with the software and create new layouts. Using a step by step process, we look at the tools to size and ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This video looks at some different approaches to cut the the golf award model. We start by creating a basic roughing toolpath, and then look to create the 3D Finishing ...

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Howling Wolf Sign
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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This video starts with opening a vector file of the sign design and adjusting part size to fit. Then we cover a combination of Pocket, VCarve (with a flat bottom), Prism and ...

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Image to Vector Logo
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This video contains an overview of the vector to bitmap conversion tool. It shows how to import, position and size and image. Then examines the options in the vector fitting ...

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Importing Flower Model
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of the process for importing a 3D model into the software then sizing and orienting the part. This model is then 3D rough machined, 3D ...

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Lithophane Creation
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General Topics

General Topics

This video demonstrates the techniques required to create lithophanes, we cover the best way to create a 3D model from an image and how to prepare the model for good results. ...

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Raised Panel Door
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video shows the process for adding a specially shaped cutter to the tool database and then how to use that to profile the edge of a raised panel for a cabinet door. ...

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Shell Sign
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of how to model a 3D sign using the create shape and two rail sweep function. We then look at how you can incorporate 3D clip art into ...

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Simple Crest
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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

This tutorial shows how you use pieces from the clip art provided with the software to create a simple crest. We begin by importing models from the clip art tab and look at ...

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Teddy Bear Head
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Getting Started

Getting Started

This video shows a detailed description of how we can model a teddy bear's face using the create shape shape function with a set of simple vectors. Once created we apply a 3D ...

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Vector Textures
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial looks at the vector texture creation tool. Showing how to quickly and easily create wave based vector texture for applications such as textured panels and a faux ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video takes the vectors created in the drawing tutorial and apply simple Profile toolpaths to them to create textured panels and woodgrain effect. In the tutorial we look ...

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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

In this video we take the vectors from the Vector Texture Creation video and look at how we can apply the Texture toolpath to them. We create varying depth output to cut ...

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Vectric Widget
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This video shows how to create accurate vectors for an accurately drawn 'engineering' type part. While drawing the vectors we look at techniques such as corner radius ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video shows how to efficiently pocket, profile and drill a part using the layers and vector selection tool to help pick the areas to machine. At the end we show the ...

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Banner/Ribbon
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial shows how we can create smooth curves through editing vectors in the node edit mode to ultimately create a set of vectors that we can use to model a 3D banner or ...

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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video demonstrates how you can take a set vectors created in the drawing tutorial to model a banner using the two rail sweep function. We then look at how to crop ...

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Childs Name Plaque
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

In this video we import a set of overlapping letters and show how to prepare this to machine a two piece assembled nameplaque. This covers techniques to line up mating parts ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video shows how to create toolpaths to cut a two part assembled nameplaque. It focuses on profiling and pocketing strategies using the vector selection option to ...

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Creating a Dished Recess
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

In this example we demonstrate how to create a dished recess for your model to sit within. In particular we focus on how we can use the multiply combine mode as part of our ...

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Five Star Coffee Sign
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This in depth tutorial demonstrates how to construct shapes from simple drawn vectors, along with node editing and using the weld tool to combine the objects. We use the ...

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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes an in depth look at VCarving and all the points we need to consider to achieve good results with this strategy. We also take a look at outputting a virtual ...

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Gothic Quatrefoil
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This detailed tutorial demonstrates different ways of creating geometric vectors using construction vectors to get your desired effect. We learn to organise and manage our ...

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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes the data from the drawing tutorial and shows how to create simple toolpaths to make a complex looking 2.5D decorative quatrefoil. We cover Profiling, ...

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Importing PVC Files
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial looks at how you can import Photo V Carve toolpaths into Vectric software. ...

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Lake Side Cabin
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

In this video we take the finished Shell Sign file from the Getting Started tutorial and look at how we can edit an existing design to make a new design. We look at changing ...

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Lily Leaf Molding
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial looks at some of the different tools used for creating and editing vectors to layout a design for a lily-leaf molding. It covers techniques from using the snap ...

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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video shows how to model a lily leaf molding design (vectors from drawing tutorial) using the create shape, two rail sweep and the extrude tool. Once modeled we show how ...

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Magic Beans Coffee Sign
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial touches on lots of different ways to create and edit vectors to generate the layout for a coffee shop sign. We start by drawing and combining different shapes ...

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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video shows you how to create the magic beans sign using the vectors created in the drawing stage. We will look at various tools to create the shapes, using two rail ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This video looks at a variety of toolpaths to cut the Magic Beans sign. We use the profile toolpaths for creating the drill holes, then create 3D Roughing and Finishing ...

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Mantel Assembly
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This tutorial demonstrates how you can easily edit clip art in Aspire to create a new layout for a decorative mantel. We start by importing the relevant pieces of clipart that ...

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Quick Engraving Toolpath Guide
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes an in depth look at the quick engraving toolpath. We then walk through all the options available and discuss their ...

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Toolpath Tiling
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial demonstrates the use of the Toolpath Tiling feature. This enables you to create projects which are larger than the available machining area or material and cut ...

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US Buckle
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This tutorial demonstrates a method we can use to create accurate, smooth vectors from an imported image by constructing guide lines so we can snap to points with our draw ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes the vectors we created from a bitmap image and then uses them to create Inlay toolpaths using two separate sessions of the software. We explain the ...

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Working with Nested Cabinet Files
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General Topics

General Topics

In this tutorial we take a look at using the toolpath template feature which is designed to save you time by creating one set of toolpaths you can then apply to similar jobs. ...

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2-Sided Machining Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial combines a slide show and practical example of two sided machining. We start with a general discussion of the concept and look at options for how you can ...

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Importing and Exporting 3D Data
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial looks at how you can import and export 3D Data into Aspire and VCarve. We start by looking at the standard ways that you can import 3D models into both VCarve ...

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Lioness
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This example starts with a set of pre-edited vectors organized onto Layers. We work through them using the Create Shape function to build a set of simple rounded shapes to ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes the Lioness model and shows how to create Rough, Finish and Cut-Out toolpaths to machine it. We start with adjusting the height of the model. Then create ...

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Oak Leaf Branch
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This tutorial looks at how we can model the individual elements in a natural design (the oak leaf and the acorn). We then look at creating copies of those and position them ...

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Rotary Machining 2D/2.5D
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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This video introduces the concept of rotary machining and shows how to setup a job for this type of work. In addition we look at the other Gadgets associated with wrapped jobs ...

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Slicing a 3D Model
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial looks at how you can slice a 3D model to machine from material that is thinner than the overall depth of the finished part. Then we examine how we can set up the ...

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Trout
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video shows how you can create a realistic looking model in Aspire with the help of the create component from bitmap tool to generate a textured component. We look at how ...

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8.5 Enhancements
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This video covers the individual functions added to version 8.5 within the drawing and file import area of the software. This includes editing how many files you can access ...

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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video covers the additions to the toolpath functions within version 8.5. This includes the increased simulation resolution for more detailed toolpath previews and the new ...

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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

This video covers the enhancements to version 8.5 within the 3D component assembly and editing section of the program. This includes; fixing Z-heights when scaling a ...

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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

This video shows the changes made to the 3D toolpaths within version 8.5 including adjusting Model Height from the Material Setup form and controlling retract distance when a ...

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Application Data Folder Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video looks at the Application Data Folder which is the location on your PC where various files are stored that the software uses to populate different areas of the ...

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Auto Inlay Toolpath Guide
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video provides a guide to the Auto-Inlay Toolpath function. The toolpath automatically rounds sharp corners to allow a cutout part to slot into a hole or pocket. The ...

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Clipart Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video provides an overview of using the clipart that's included with the software. We look at where models are located, various file types and show you how to import and ...

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Component Tree Guide
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

In this video we take a detailed look at the Component Tree and all the functions available within it. First we examine all the different options that can be accessed from the ...

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Create Shape Guide
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video provides a detailed overview of the options you can use within the create shape form when building components from vectors. ...

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Dimensioning - Quick Guide
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This video is a quick guide showing how to create basic dimensions on a vector drawing. ...

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Extrude and Weave Guide
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video looks at all of the options within the Extrude & Weave form to create extruded shapes from vectors and existing components. ...

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Fluting Toolpath Guide
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2.5D Toolpaths

2.5D Toolpaths

This video provides an overview of how to use the Fluting toolpath and some of the different applications for it. There are four examples covering simple straight fluted ...

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Getting Help Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video provides a generic overview of how to access the many help and support resources that are available for your Vectric ...

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Import and Unwrap Rotary 3D Model
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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

The tutorial shows how to import and unwrap a full 3D model from a 3D CAD design program. We then demonstrate how to create and preview 3D roughing and finishing toolpaths to ...

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Interface Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This videos provides an overview of the software interface showing how to navigate around the tool tabs and icons and also looks at working within and manipulating the 2D and ...

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Layer Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video gives an in-depth overview of how the Layers are used to manage 2D entities and shows how to work with and use the tools to control the Layer Manager. ...

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Merging Toolpaths Guide
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the create merged toolpath feature. This allows us to combine toolpaths that use the same tool in a number of different ways, it may be ...

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Nesting Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial walks you through how to use the Nesting feature of the software to maximise usage of your material. We demonstrate this with 4 different examples and show you ...

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Plate Production Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial shows how to create a basic badge template and then automatically create multiples all with unique imported information from a data table ...

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Pocket Toolpath Guide
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This video provides an in-depth overview of the Pocket Toolpath strategy. We work through all of the options for this feature and showing their effect on the toolpath that you ...

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Profile Toolpath Guide
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2D Toolpaths

2D Toolpaths

This tutorial takes an in depth look at all the features within the Profile toolpath strategy. We begin with the standard options and then move on to the advanced options, ...

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Rotary Machining 3D
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3D Toolpaths

3D Toolpaths

In this video we look at the process to create a 3D model and the toolpaths to machine it so that they can be cut on a rotary axis setup on a CNC. Starting with a simple ...

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Text Creation Guide
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This in depth tutorial looks in to all the text tools included in the software. This includes creating text, creating text within a box, edit text spacing and curve, convert ...

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Texture Area
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video show how to use the powerful new modeling tool - Create Texture Area. This allows the user to take a 3D Component and fill the job area or a selected vector with a ...

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Tool Database Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This videos provides an overview of the Tool Database, showing how to manage your library of tools in the software. You will see how to navigate the tool list, copy and create ...

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Toolpath Admin and Time Estimate Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video covers toolpath management, showing the difference between toolpath selection and visibility and their uses. It also shows how to edit, duplicate, delete and ...

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Toolpath Preview Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This video contains an overview of the Preview Toolpath function. It covers how to adjust the appearance of the material and machined areas along with controlling the preview ...

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Toolpath Saving Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This videos has an overview of the process to save toolpaths to create the data file to drive your CNC machine. It covers how to select a single toolpath or multiple toolpaths ...

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Toolpath Setup Sheets Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the create job sheet feature of the software. The job sheet includes a useful summary of your calculated toolpaths with relevant ...

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Toolpath Template Guide
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General Topics

General Topics

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up and use the toolpath templates feature within the software. This will create a single set of toolpaths that can be very quickly ...

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Two Rail Sweep Guide
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

This video takes an in depth look at all of the options within the two rail sweep form to create swept shapes from vector rails and cross ...

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Two Sided Leaf Bowl
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3D Assembly

3D Assembly

This tutorial looks at how we can import a third party model and bring it into the software where we can use the option to 'create both sides' allowing us to machine both ...

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Working with Imported Vectors Guide
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

This video looks at the different methods for loading vector data into the software. It also looks at some of the typical issues you may encounter when doing this such as the ...

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