I lucked into an Aspire license. I’m still figuring out the software, but I’ve figured one thing out so far. I setup my material with inches, and then when exporting the toolpath you have to select a post-processor, and it comes with … hundreds?.. of options. Long mill isn’t among them. So after a few bad guesses I went with the “Shapeoko (inch)” and that worked pretty well. The measurements came out as dead-on as I can measure with a simple tape measure. Thought I would share for the benefit of anyone else that runs into this situation.
Aspire should be the same as VCarve Pro and Desktop. Use GRBL Inch. Shapeoko might be similar but don’t know for sure. I believe most of us with Vectric products use the GRBL settings. I have Desktop and exclusively use GRBL Inch.
@coco I use grbl inch with both VCarvePro and Aspire 9.x and those codes are not in my files. It may be worth it, Stephen, to change from gcode inch to see if the codes are still there in your version of Aspire.
@coco Stephen: I wasn’t clear, sorry. You’ve said that you are using gcode inch as your post. I suggest that you change to use grbl inch. I used grbl inch and do not get those codes. I am using a newer version of Aspire and VCarve though. They offer grbl inch as a post. I don’t know if your version does.
@coco Stephen. I don’t know how much of a pain this is for you, but I have the posts from grbl in can mm from vectric that I believe you can add to your version of Aspire. I cannot attach the files here, but if you want to try them, send me a private message with your email address and I will send them to you.You could also write Vectric and they will supply them.
Thanks. I tried to update the post processor and was not successful. We have been able to run the files but we do check them for infringing codes prior to running…
I have been dormant on this for awhile.