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  1. Hi Bill - I'm at TechShop San Jose. I like the...

    Hi Bill - I'm at TechShop San Jose. I like the idea of a MakerSpace version of V-Carve Pro. We use it with the ShopBots and the Tormach.

    They have full version of V-Carve Pro 7 and 6 on the Hub...
  2. ShopBot Easy Design brings up broken buttons

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    When in ShopBot Easy mode and I click on the Design button I get a window with options fro the V-Carve ShopBot Edition and PartWorks 3D.

    Is this software that is installed with new...
  3. Trying to figure out V-Carve Pro's 17 Post Processors for ShopBot

    Whenever I stumble in Fusion I usually switch to V-Carve to see how it should work. Today I'm trying to learn about post processors and how they issue spindle speed commands.

    I use V-Carve Pro 7...
  4. Aha moment - ShopBot ISO vs ShopBot OpenSBP

    Light bulb just went off.

    I think I now know what the difference is between the Post Processor option in Fusion 360 (and Inventor) of choosing ShopBot ISO vs OpenSBP.

    ShopBot ISO is G-Code...
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    THANK YOU. Came back from memorial Day weekend to...

    THANK YOU. Came back from memorial Day weekend to your answers, and yes it was how I set the WCS in F360>CAM>SETUP. Once I figured out how to center the XYZ in the correct orientation and off the...
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    Shop Brady, Thanks for firing up Fusion and...

    Shop Brady,

    Thanks for firing up Fusion and looking into it.

    I verified my CAM's workspace XYZ matches your screenshot. I'm using the traditional X is Red and goes from Left corner to the...
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    28314 Here is a screen shot of the X Y...

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    Here is a screen shot of the X Y weirdness in Shopbot's 2D view - in 3D view the Fusion 360 created Toolpath looks fine.
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    XY Fusion 360 weirdness

    Help!

    I'm using Fusion 360 to design my model and then switching to the CAM workspace to define my toolpaths. When I use the post processor to create the .sbp G-Code to use in ShopBot is when I...
  9. In V-Carve you have to differentiate between...

    In V-Carve you have to differentiate between toolpaths that have checkmarks next to them, and toolpaths that are in BOLD. I falsely assumed that if it was checkmarked it was going to get saved in the...
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    What is a V-Groove Bit in Fusion 360?

    V-Carve has a good sense of what a V-Groove Bit is when you choose Engrave options and see "V-Bits" as a tool type.

    In Autodesk Fusion 360 it isn't so clear. In the CAM space when I choose 2D,...
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    Thanks for sharing your progress. In many ways...

    Thanks for sharing your progress. In many ways restoring old signs is more work than just creating new ones, but the insights you are gleaning and sharing should help folks design and restore signs...
  12. Saving Time Tip: Adding Tools and Shopbot Post Process to Cloud Library

    Saving Time Tip: Adding Tools and Shopbot Post Process to Cloud Library

    Came across this useful time saving tip for those AutoDesk Fusion 360 users wanting a simplified workflow for outputting to...
  13. Shopbots ER25 Collet in Autodesk F360's CAM tool library

    So I'm learning AutoDesk Fusion 360's Tool Library and wanted to know if anyone bothers defining their collet tool holder and locknut. Is the purpose of defining tool holders for those ones that...
  14. Checking to make sure you have the latest Shopbot Post Process exporter

    I believe Autodesk Fusion 360 automatically updates at each launch, but if you want to verify that you have the latest Shopbot Post Processor you can check out this link:
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  15. Thread: Quick Tips

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    I've also found an AutoDesk forum on all the Post...

    I've also found an AutoDesk forum on all the Post Processors they support:
    http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/post-processors/bd-p/218

    useful for those wanting to edit or add custom functions.
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    Byron and Jeff - Thanks for the link to the Shars...

    Byron and Jeff - Thanks for the link to the Shars ER25 mini collet and wrench. I like how the collet holder is minimal to keep out of the way. I just measured the current collets at the San Jose's...
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    Thanks for the tips. Good to know that you...

    Thanks for the tips.

    Good to know that you need to measure for ER 25 vs ER 32 and verify fine vs course threads before ordering.

    I was looking at collets from the company that designed the...
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    Collet Questions

    Can someone help me understand Shopbot Collets?

    I see that they sell an ER25 Collet which I presume is the top option for collet choice. Can the Spindle on ShopBots handle a Shrink Fit for...
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    Tool Library for ShopBot Bits

    Does ShopBot have a Tool Library for the bits they sale?

    It would be great if someone could share a tool library for the Desktop 7 Piece Kit and Router Bit Starter Kit (both $195 on Shopbot...
  20. If you proceed you may want to look at the Lumber...

    If you proceed you may want to look at the Lumber Wizard ($25=$150) that most folks using Saw Stop use to detect metal up to 6" into the lumber. Moisture detector might also be useful if you are...
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    Bill - Thanks for the vid links. I really like...

    Bill - Thanks for the vid links. I really like the parametric bookcase walk through of choosing the bits and shopbot post proccesser. Very helpful!
  22. Thanks Bill! You are Super!

    Thanks Bill! You are Super!
  23. Thread: Quick Tips

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    Brady, Thanks for the great post and tips....

    Brady,

    Thanks for the great post and tips. Your screenshot is the first time I've seen the ShopBot.CPS Post Process option. Do you know what the difference is between the ShopBot ISO.CPS and the...
  24. Thread: Cost

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    I like that ShopBot gives owners a 1 year...

    I like that ShopBot gives owners a 1 year commercial license when you purchase a ShopBot. "ShopBot tool purchase you will receive a code to register and activate your Autodesk Fusion 360 FREE 1-year...
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    Cool. You should invite San Diego's FabLab to...

    Cool. You should invite San Diego's FabLab to attend. They use a BlackFoot CNC, but would benefit from switching to ShopBot. http://www.fablabsd.org/
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