Toolpaths

The Gadgets in this section create toolpaths or perform other toolpath related tasks within VCarve Pro and Aspire.

To install a gadget, download the installer and run it. The gadget will be installed into the "Vectric Files\Gadgets\Aspire V4.0" or "Vectric Files\Gadgets\VCarve Pro V7.0" folder in your Documents folder (http://support.vectric.com/aspire-questions/item/where-is-the-vectric-files-folder).

The Gadget will be available next time you restart the program.

Apply Template To All Sheets

Apply Template To All Sheets

This gadget will apply a user selected toolpath template to all the sheets in the current job. If any of the toolpaths for a particular sheet are not created (because there are none of the associated vectors on that sheet) the toolpath is removed for that sheet.

The toolpaths for each sheet are prefixed with the sheet number and so can all be saved to a single folder without gettting name clashes.

Adrian Mathews extended this gadget to also support directly saving the toolpaths for each sheet using the selected post-processor. If the 'Save toolpaths after calculating' option is checked, the toolpaths will be automatically saved to a user specified output folder. If the toolpaths use different tools (and tool numbers) and a post processor which supports tool changing is selected, all the toolpaths for a single sheet will be saved to a single file.

 

Author: Vectric + Adrian Mathews Version:1.2
Dovetail Gadget

Dovetail Gadget

This gadget can be used to create toolpaths for creating dovetail joints without the need for any specialist tools.

This pack comes with 3 Gadgets, Dovetail Detect, Pin Creator And Toolpath Creator, They can detect Dovetails you have created, Create Pins and Tails for you and then create the special toolpath needed to create the angled joint.

Author: Vectric Version:1.0
Fluter Gadget

Fluter Gadget

This gadget will create vectors for a Fluted panel. When you run the gadget you can specify the dimensions for the flute(s).

Author: Ryan Patterson - www.cabinetpartspro.com Version:1.0
Dado Toolpath Creator

Dado Toolpath Creator

This gadget creates dado (housing joint) toolpaths from pre-selected rectangular vectors.

It is often easier to draw a part using a rectangle to layout where a dado goes but, when it comes to cutting, it is more efficient to use the correct diameter bit and do a profile cut on a centre line. This gadget automates the process of creating those centre lines and toolpaths for the selected tool size.

To use the gadget select one or more rectangular vectors. The gadget assumes that the dado will run in the direction of the longest side of the rectangle.

Author: Adrian Mathews Version:1.1