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    Thanks Brady, I sent you an email with 2 or 3...

    Thanks Brady, I sent you an email with 2 or 3 files. Thanks again for your help!
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    Artcam to carveco conversion

    Good evening folks,

    I just purchased the new Carveco software, then I realized that my Artcam version (2012 SP2) does not meet the criteria for conversion to be opened by carveco. I later...
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    Any idea if the introductory offer is still in...

    Any idea if the introductory offer is still in effect?
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    KCD Software. Not cheap but excellent, free...

    KCD Software. Not cheap but excellent, free support. I’ve had KCD since 1998 and Shopbot since 2004. They work fantastic together
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    I’ve used the Milwaukee router for the better...

    I’ve used the Milwaukee router for the better part of 14 years with my PRT Alpha. The problem I’ve always had is not with the bearings, but the electronic speed control which is quite expensive to...
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    I already own VCP. My question is, does it nest...

    I already own VCP. My question is, does it nest and toolpath template similarly to that of artcam insignia? As mentioned before, I have not had an opportunity to use VCP at all since purchasing due...
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    I'm a loyal and very long time KCD user. The same...

    I'm a loyal and very long time KCD user. The same things that dew me to shopBot, drew me to KCD way back in 1998! Great service and a great product! Those of you who use KCD along with Vcarve or...
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    I am using Artcam insigia 2012. 99% of my work is...

    I am using Artcam insigia 2012. 99% of my work is strictly residential cabinetry. I occasionally do a little carving but not nearly what I would like. Since my work relies heavily on the nesting and...
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    Artcam is no more?

    Hi folks, I got a message from artcam yesterday stating that as of 7 Feb 2028, Artcsm is no longer available. After my troubled past with this company, I had refused to purchase anymore upgrades...
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    14 years with Shopbot. There might be others just...

    14 years with Shopbot. There might be others just as good, although I doubt it, but there is certainly none better. Like others have said, I could call tomorrow and they would treat me just like I...
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    Thanks guys. As I mentioned earlier, I'm mainly a...

    Thanks guys. As I mentioned earlier, I'm mainly a cabinet guy who would love to do more of this type stuff. Given my limited experience, I will probably take an all inclusive approach to drawing this...
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    Importing the scanned document and running the...

    Importing the scanned document and running the "bitmap to vector" operation proved to be futile. The is way too much "garbage" on the scan to be useful in my opinion. There is too much detail to...
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    Forgive my ignorance, but when you say "manual...

    Forgive my ignorance, but when you say "manual trace", does that mean dragging the mouse around the outline? After this, do you then go around and smooth it all out so to speak?
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    Scanned jpg to vector

    What is the best way to turn a scanned blueprint into a machinable vector? I have Insignia 2012 and the latest version of vcarve pro.

    I have been trying to get the drawing to upload so you guys...
  15. Thread: new computer

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    I got everything all switched over much easier...

    I got everything all switched over much easier than I had imagined. Gary, what is the cost and what is the deadline to upgrade? Justin, I've had kcd since 1998, ShopBot since 2004. I have never had...
  16. Thread: Extira uses

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    This is for a new gazebo, purely decoration. I'm...

    This is for a new gazebo, purely decoration. I'm sure the builder will check on any pertanant codes
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    Thanks! That's kind of what I figured. I hope I...

    Thanks! That's kind of what I figured. I hope I can get everything I need since I did not accept the new licensing terms.
  18. Thread: Extira uses

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    Extira uses

    I've been asked to make some Gothic window panes for a large cupola and I am wondering if extira would be a good product to use. Basically it will be a carved MDF cabinet door, 24" wide X 36" tall. I...
  19. Thread: new computer

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    new computer

    So I'm upgrading my office pc to a new faster model to handle my KCD and Artcam Insignia. So far I've got KCD transferred over with no problems. How do I get the Insignia program over to the new...
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    After years of this being a mystery, I...

    After years of this being a mystery, I accidentally fixed it yesterday! I had electrician at the shop yesterday, wiring up a new office for me. I asked him to take a look at my contacts to see if he...
  21. Thread: Any KCD users?

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    I use KCD, ask away sir

    I use KCD, ask away sir
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    There are numerous videos online that will walk...

    There are numerous videos online that will walk you right through the process
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    The contactors were bought from Shopbot so there...

    The contactors were bought from Shopbot so there should be no question of wether they are the "correct" ones, although I guess anything is possible. Overheating can't be the problem unless they are...
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    Well by "Pull" I mean "engage". No way they're...

    Well by "Pull" I mean "engage". No way they're worn, They have less than ten hours of actual use on them. It seems logical to me that the problem is not the contactors themselves, but rather some...
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    Here is a pic of the new contactors

    Here is a pic of the new contactors
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