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    Default Aspire Camp Agenda May 15-17

    James Booth sent me this update today. look to see everyone in two weeks !!

    still some room for the ones who may still wish to attend !




    THIS IS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, THURSDAY IS Ryan patterson, Cabinetparts pro Joey Jarrard, (Black Box Vacuum systems) Chuck Hicks (southeast tool) Discussions on machines tooling tool path strategies, nesting, vac and workholding , Maintenance

    2014 McGrew’s Aspire Camp - Agenda

    Friday 16th May, 2014

    09:00 – 10:00 “What’s New?” in Aspire 4.5/VCarve Pro 7.5 – James Booth

    Introduction and overview of the new features added to Aspire 4.5 and VCarve Pro 7.5

    10:00 – 10:30 Break

    10:30 – 12:00 Gadgets – Sara Marques

    In this presentation Sara, from the Vectric office will provide an overview of using and installing Gadgets and demonstrate the time saving features in some of the newer Gadgets.

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

    13:00 – 14:00 Layered Sign Example – James Booth

    A 3D effect can be easily created by layering separate 2D/2.5D pieces to make a dimensional sign. For this project we’ll show you how to draw the parts for a sign design and discuss the best ways to toolpath them to make the finished part.

    14:0 0 – 14:30 Break

    14:30 – 15:30 Cutting and Finishing - Tim Merrill

    Expert Vectric user Tim Merrill will work with some of the projects being shown at the meeting to discuss ideas for material selection and preparation, practical ways to setup effective toolpaths and tips and tricks on finishing.

    15:30 – 16:00 Break

    16:00 – 17:00+ Tips & Techniques - Questions from the floor - James Booth

    This session will cover a miscellaneous selection of techniques and ideas for use in different areas of Aspire. We’ll also deal with any questions that have come up during the breaks.


    Saturday 17th May, 2014

    08:00 – 09:00 2-Sided Tray/Bowl – James Booth

    Two sided machining is a very powerful and surprisingly easy technique on a CNC. Many people do not try it though as they think it’s more complex than it actually is. In this example we’ll draw and model an elegant dish with stand and show how to cut these as a two-sided job.

    09:00 – 09:15 Break

    09:15 – 10:45 Assembling and Editing Clipart – Rebecca (Beki) Jeremy

    Being able to re-use your models is a powerful feature of Aspire, whether its clip art, your own creations or purchased models. In this session Beki, who creates and edits artwork for Vector Art 3D will look at best-practice for laying out, editing and manipulating existing models to make new designs.

    10:45 – 11:15 Break

    11:15 – 12:45 Practical Modeling - Michael Mezalick

    Michael Mezalick will explore some of his favourite modeling features in Aspire showing how these have been utilized in projects produced for his clients.

    12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

    13:45 – 14:45 Aspire Magic – Michael Tyler

    Michael Tyler who creates the Vectric Projects of the Month will highlight some unexpected and innovative ways to use the modeling tools in Aspire.

    14:45 – 15:00 Break

    15:00 – 16:00 Tips & Techniques - Questions from the floor - James Booth

    To finish we’ll cover some more suggestions to improve your use of Aspire and we’ll deal with any new questions that have come up during the breaks.

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    Default 2014 Aspire Camp Hats !!

    Got the new ones in today, Black Brim and Vectric Colors !!

    still have some from previous years we may part with in Orlando !

    Got 95 registered got 5 Comped students, and a good 20 including the Speakers and the Vectric Gang !!

    anyone else who wants to attend Speak up other wise we see all of you next wed night and Thursday !
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    I sure wish I was able to attend - but family stuff has taken precedence.

    Give a shout out to my Vectric/VA3D peeps for me!

    -B
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    I will driving from Aurora, Indiana (a little west of Cincinnati) on the 14th to the Aspire Camp @ Mcgrews. Anyone want to share the ride?

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    Looking forward to it! 1 week to go... I should be staying home to work (things just went from busy to crazy) but it will be good to have a few days away from the shop, and trying to learn some of the new features of Aspire. I need to get going on using the new version.

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    quite a surge in new fellows this camp,, quite a few who are still shopping machines as well. the excitement is building as I got 15 calls today !!

    looking forward to seeing all ! and someday I wanna meet Brady !

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    James,
    How can i purchase this beautiful Cap. I love it
    I left woodwork due to office work.

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    Let me see after the Camp !

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    Wooo hooo !

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    getting pretty exciting around here,, shopbot is bringing the desktop and the Handibot which I am real interested in !!

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