Part 42 – Resizing Multiple Objects

This article accompanies the forty-second video in a series on my YouTube channel. If you’re not subscribed to my channel, here’s a link. Come on by and check it out. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

In this 42nd video of the series, I’ll show you how to Resize Multiple Objects in Cut2D Desktop, Cut2D Pro, VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro, and Aspire.

I’ll show you how I used Guide Lines to layout some artwork. Then with that artwork created, I’ll show you how to use the Offset tool to resize that artwork to correct an error. We’ll then get into creating a custom Cribbage Board using the 2D Game Vectors provided in the Vectric Clipart Library. I’ll resize the Cribbage Board vectors to fit my material. Then I’ll show you how to resize all of those peg holes to fit the pegs correctly. Then we’ll Calculate the toolpaths, and Preview them all.

FOR THE ABSOLUTE CNC BEGINNER

Don’t stress over any of this. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You CAN learn this. You CAN do this. It’s not always super easy, but it’s never really super difficult, either. Just like anything else you want to do, there is no replacement for experience – and the only way to get that experience is to practice. Get into your CAD/CAM software, and learn it. Draw in it. Calculate toolpaths. Generate g-code. You don’t’ have to cut anything with it – it’s more important that you learn how to use the software than it is to start making chips.

That’s enough out of me. Below is a link to the 42nd video in the series that’s geared toward the absolute Vectric software beginner.

I use Aspire version 10.019 in this video, but all of the information in the video applies to Cut 2D (both the Desktop and the Pro versions,) VCarve (both the Desktop and the Pro versions,) and Aspire software.

As usual, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to comment! If you don’t wish to make a public comment, click this Contact Us link, and submit it to me privately. I read ALL of the messages I get through my website, and I answer as many as humanly possible – unless you’re a spambot. Spambots get blocked – so there.

Remember, beginners – relax, take your time, and enjoy the process. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? You can do this. I’m living proof.

SUMMING UP

For more information on, or to download a free trial of Cut2D Desktop, Cut2D Pro, VCarve Desktop, VCarve Pro, or Aspire visit the Vectric website at:

http://www.vectric.com/

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Until next time, take care and have fun!

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