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  1. If you are just doing text (no pattern) you can...

    If you are just doing text (no pattern) you can get away with depth of carve region and text at 0.125. Taking out less wood, speeds up the carving time.
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    An image is imported as one unit. You cannot...

    An image is imported as one unit. You cannot separate the pieces. You can use Pattern Editor or Pattern Sculptor to manipulate your imported (unlicensed) pattern.
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    I would not go to .35 or use the Large Draft. ...

    I would not go to .35 or use the Large Draft. Small draft with bit optimization best and 1/16" carving bit.
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    Sounds like taper of the bit hits the line and...

    Sounds like taper of the bit hits the line and makes it thin when it goes that deep. Add draft and bit optimization.
  5. I am always hesitant to direct people to this...

    I am always hesitant to direct people to this location, because trying to open the Favorites file results in it multiplying like rabbits. You can only see what is in the file through Designer. You...
  6. The image (now pattern) goes into your Pattern...

    The image (now pattern) goes into your Pattern Library (Blue Shell icon) under Favorites. Click once on pattern and once on your project board to place it or click and drag to the board.
  7. The patterns should all work with Basic or PRO. ...

    The patterns should all work with Basic or PRO. Some of the projects will have PRO 3 on them, if only usable in Designer PRO.
  8. Thread: Mac problems

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    Gary: Try this:...

    Gary:

    Try this: https://www.foxinfotech.in/2019/06/macos-mojave-prevent-mac-from-sleeping.html
  9. Thread: Mac problems

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    Sounds like you have not turned off AppNap. ...

    Sounds like you have not turned off AppNap.

    From the Applications folder, right click (or equivalent) on Designer Icon. Go to Get Info. Check the Prevent App Nap box and hit finish.
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    If your arc connects to lines and is supposed to...

    If your arc connects to lines and is supposed to be a closed path, use Cut Path tool after you get it fully connected. Tabs are automatic.

    If just arc, you can use Select bit, but there are no...
  11. Thread: Board Sensor

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    It won't. Like I said, we send them out without...

    It won't. Like I said, we send them out without clear covers now.
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    Cut Path tool can only be used on a closed path. ...

    Cut Path tool can only be used on a closed path. ie circle, square, rectangle. For an arc, you would need to assign a cutting bit (Select Bit tool) or make sure your path is fully closed. Go to...
  13. Thread: Board Sensor

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    We aren't putting the clear cover on any more. ...

    We aren't putting the clear cover on any more. It just traps the sawdust inside.

    Blow it out and retest to see if reading goes up. If it does, keep blowing.

    Zero is likely a unplugged or...
  14. Thread: Board Sensor

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    Make sure you didn't accidentally unplug it while...

    Make sure you didn't accidentally unplug it while fixing the z-stall.
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    I enjoy them, too. Will have to see what Michael...

    I enjoy them, too. Will have to see what Michael Tyler says.
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    We will not be doing the Project of the Month...

    We will not be doing the Project of the Month Subscription unless or until we know that we will be getting projects.

    If you have POMs remaining on your subscription and would like to select from...
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    I registered your new computer in Sculptor and...

    I registered your new computer in Sculptor and sent you the code via email. The instructions are at the bottom of the Product page for Sculptor.
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    Purchased 8 years ago. C-model machine.

    Purchased 8 years ago. C-model machine.
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    Yes, it has sold.

    Yes, it has sold.
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    6 hour carves absolutely are possible. Dust...

    6 hour carves absolutely are possible.
    Dust collection!
    No vacuuming during a carve!
    New flexshaft comes pre-lubricated.
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    I always suggest an old plastic coffee container...

    I always suggest an old plastic coffee container with lid. That way the flexshaft is curled. Important because it is a penetrating lubricant. The curve allows the lubricant to get inside the core....
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    DOWNLOADING THE LATEST VERSION OF DESIGNER...

    DOWNLOADING THE LATEST VERSION OF DESIGNER SOFTWARE
    INSTALLATION OF LATEST VERSION


    If you have an old disk of the Project Designer Software, throw it in the trash
    If you installed software...
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    Do you have a dust collection insert on the...

    Do you have a dust collection insert on the front? Does the lid touch it?
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    Did you check the cut motor brushes?

    Did you check the cut motor brushes?
  25. The 1/8" carving bit is ONLY for soft material...

    The 1/8" carving bit is ONLY for soft material such as Balsa, Basswood or Foam. It is a straight edge bit with rounded tip. It breaks very easily when used on harder materials than suggested.
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