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Setting-up, Installing and Controlling ARTCLIP-3D

Get started with ARTCLIP-3D and learn how to install it easily, make also your first steps within the user-friendly interface.
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Where to Start with ARTCLIP-3D? Updated CNC Software

• Where to start with ARTCLIP-3D?

Make your first steps within the Software

Learn how to install ARTCLIP-3D on as many computers you need, set the General User Interface to your liking, and understand computer securities, CNC machines installation and more... Dowload the PDF!! Watch ARTCLIP-3D in HD!
How to cut out simple lines in ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to cut out simple lines in ARTCLIP-3D?

Learn how to make your first machining cut

The really first basic file to get you familiarize with the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) module and output your first G-code program towards your CNC machine.
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Organizing ARTCLIP-3D's General User Interface.

• Organizing ARTCLIP-3D's General UI

Customize the General User Interface within the Software

The first opening of the Software reveals a wide open interface with minimum tools displayed. Learn how to customize the user interface so you can see all its tools.
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How to add your machine to run with ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to add a machine to run with ARTCLIP-3D?

Installing your CNC machine's driver/post

Learn how to install and set your your CNC machine in ARTCLIP-3D and define the extreme boundaries in which your designs will fit.
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How to change the Shading Materials in ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to change the Shading Materials on 3D ?

Change the blue default colour to another default to display 3D Mesh

Learn how to modify the 3D mesh colour applied to your 3D models within ARTCLIP-3D or change for either a grey or grid representation.
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How to Manage Layers in ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to Manage Layers in ARTCLIP-3D?

Manage multi Layers (or not) on display within ARTCLIP-3D

Learn how to set new layers in ARTCLIP-3D so you can focus on specifics area of your works, allowing you to design faster with higher accuracy.
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How to change the size of your objects in ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to resize your objects in ARTCLIP-3D?

Change direclty the size of your 2D or 3D objects

You can resize your artworks to fit material dimensions or the area you pre-defined to be cut, the F2 key and the Scale tool allows you defining in the 3 dimensions your object's size.
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Creation of a new post-processor to run with ARTCLIP-3D

• Post-processor creation to run in ARTCLIP-3D

Updating your Router/CNC controler and in need of a Post-processor tune-up?

Open this Word document file gathering all the information needed to develop or tune up your post-processor for your new or older machines. Send it to the Tech Support and you will have the perfect language fitting your machine controler in no time.
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ARTCLIP-3D - Computer Aided Drawing (2D CAD Module) Tutorials



How to create a vector limit on a 3D model?

• How to create a vector limit on a 3D model?

Build an automatic contour line around your models

Learn the slicing tool of the 3D module to build a constant Z outline surrounding perfectly the edges of your 3D models to use for texturing or for accurate zone machining.
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How to build a 2D piece and cut it out?

• How to build a 2D piece and cut it out?

Build 2D vector files and machine them in no time

From this tutorial you will learn the 2D tools of ARTCLIP-3D. Respecting dimensions and positions of your work as well as building a machining strategy to optimize your tools motions is a must to optimize machining time.
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What is behind the F2 Key?

• What is behind the F2 Key?

Change everything from just 1 key stroke

Learn the Power of the F2 key of ARTCLIP-3D, the Control centre of your selected objects, with scale, position, rotation and additional options to build the perfect job.
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How to create new 2D Artworks?

• How to create new 2D Artworks?

Build your own vectors from scratch like a real graphic designer

In this tutorial learn the concepts of tracing and building perfect 2D models which can be stored in your library of symbols, machined and post-processed to your CNC machine.
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How to Align, Duplicate position 2D Vectors in ARTCLIP-3D?

• How to Align, Duplicate position 2D Vectors?

Adjust your prjects to fit your artistic needs

Learn the quick ways to align objects together or from a position, as well as Duplicate your 2D lines and organize them to build the perfect drawings.
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ARTCLIP-3D - Computer Aided Drawing (3D CAD Module) Tutorials



How to create a 3D scene?

• How to create a 3D scene?

Merge 3D models together and design brand new scenes

From your library of 3D models you can build new ones simply by associating them with the combination mode tools. Superimposed new shape with others and design your own 3D is made easy.
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How to set a 3D Scene higher or lower the Z origin?

• How to set a 3D Scene higher/lower the Z zero?

Control the Z elevations of your models to manage depth

Manage the Z positions of your 3D models to either be behind or in front of the others to build perspective effects changing the size and the depth of your 3D scenes.
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How to add a flat background to a 3D scene?

• How to add a flat background to a 3D scene?

Fill flat areas with material at Z constant

Spread material using the Face tool to define multi levels effects and extrusions aspects on texts, logos and 3D objects imported from your library or other CAD.
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How to extend the border limits of a 3D model?

• How to extend the border limits of a 3D model?

Give further distance to your 3D edges

Get more room between your bounding box to perfect transitions and smooth elevations. ARTCLIP-3D sets 3D area as you need it along your design to adapt to the needs.
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How to extend the border limits of a 3D model?

• How to resize a 3D model?

Change the Z progression on your 3D objects

Control the height of your 3D models to intensify the details and build stronger and thicker 3D signs or 3D items. You can modify within the 3 dimensions your models at any time.
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How to position a 3D model within the working area?

• How to position Models in the working area?

Place your projects at the right place for your machine

Define the perfect absolute position of your 3D models within the working area or the material size defined. Know accurately where your 3D goes on your machine, no guessing.
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How to merge 3D Scenes?

• How to merge 3D Scenes?

• Build your own 3D scenes from any 3D imported file

Learn how to control the Combination modes to build new exciting 3D pieces for mould applications, signages... The combination modes bring the 3D operations to add or subtract material.
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How to adjust the size of the working area to the size of your artwork?

How to adjust a working area to an artwork size?

Change the size of your material to fit your 2D or 3D objects

You may need to resize your material dimensions or machine area to respect the size of your original objects. The material definition helps you to redefine your job size at any time.
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How to Smooth, Duplicate and Texture a 3D design?

How to Smooth, Duplicate & Texture a design?

• Increase the details on your 3D models

Learn how to smooth sharp edges and add textures to accurate location on your 3D models. Create new background to be machined and increase the added value to your artwork.
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How to create a Surface Mesh from a 3D Wireframe Surface?

How to create Surface Mesh from Wireframe?

• Transform Surfaces and Solids into 3D meshes

Learn how to import 3D third party files in ARTCLIP-3D and apply a transformation in 3D to machine objects from pretty much any other 3D Software. ARTCLIP-3D becomes your CAM center solution.
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How to Raise Texts in 3D from any 3D base objects? NEW CNC Software

How to Raise 3D Texts from any 3D base object?

• Build 3D Raised for texts or logos

Learn how to raise 3D extruded text from any 3D already made, perfect for banners with texts, but also any 3D objects that needs to stand up from any background.
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ARTCLIP-3D - Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Tutorials



How to add a machine to run with ARTCLIP-3D?

How to add 1st machine to run with ARTCLIP?

• Installing your first CNC machine

ARTCLIP-3D comes with 1 machine post-processor but you can add as many as you want by purchasing additional outputs. You can also replace the default machine by another and repeat as much as you want.
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How to set machine limits in ARTCLIP-3D?

How to set machine limits in ARTCLIP-3D?

• Protect your CNC using its out of limits sensors

Learn how to correct overflow messages and modify your post-processor machine dimension to fit the correct size of your CNC. A must when a machine has no limit sensors installed.
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How to machine a 3D scene?

How to machine a 3D scene?

• Cut your 3D designs in no time from import to machining

Learn how to machine 3D objects in the CAM module of ARTCLIP-3D and output a program file as G-Code or HPGL with the post-processing method.
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How to machine a 3D scene?

How to define a tool in the tool database?

• Got new cutters to play with?

Learn how to add new tools to the ARTCLIP-3D tool database. Metric or Imperials the tool database can be customized with all the feed rates and spindle speeds recommended for specific materials.
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How to manage multi-tools Programming in ARTCLIP-3D?

How to manage multi-tools cut in ARTCLIP-3D?

• Set Automatic Tool Changer operations

Your machine has an automatic tool changer and you want to learn how to set the tool numbers, this tutorial will guide you through the method to output various strategy of programs.
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How to add another machine to run with ARTCLIP-3D?

How to add new machine to run with ARTCLIP?

• Need to add a new machine to your machines list?

The set up machine wizard will guide you through the installation of your additional machine, with setting up its travel size as well as absolute origin position.
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How to define a 3D Area to machine exclusively?

How to define a 3D Area to machine exclusively?

• Focus on the 3D details

You can build specific machining in defined area for your 3D textures, or 3D models by outlining the area with a closed geometrical shape, or one made free hand.
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How to adjust ARTCLIP-3D to avoid overflow messages?

How to avoid overflow messages in the CAM?

• Correct overflow messages

Learn how to set your working area in ARTCLIP-3D so it fits the machine dimensions to avoid any overflow messages while post-processing your program files.
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How to render from various Materials? NEW CNC Software

How to render from various Materials?

• Build rendered machining pictures

Learn how to create rendered piece of 3D models in ARTCLIP-3D using the various materials of the NC simulations.
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Get Started with Vectorclip3D.com, your online 3D models source:

Visit our 3D models partner and build your library of 3D models; it is free for 1 full year (24/7 worldwide access), then you decide if you want to keep using the service or not, you won't be billed and whatever happens ARTCLIP-3D will keep running with the models you already downloaded.


How to register on-line at VectorClip3D? Updated CNC Software

How to register on-line at VectorClip3D?

• Learn how to make your first step in the VectorClip3D Library

Using your user and password information emailed to you at time of your purchase, you can log 24/7 and download any 3D model available on the website.
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How to register on-line at VectorClip3D? Updated CNC Software

How to create your own 3D objects library?

• Learn how to build your own library of 3D items

By downloading from VectorClip3D your first 3D models, you will be able to build a library full of various components allowing you to build new 3D scenes of your own .
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How to browse within VectorClip3D.com?

• Learn how to navigate on-line within VectorClip3D website

With thousands of models to download on Vectorclip3D a search engine has been made available for you to find from various categories a 3D model that will fit your needs.
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How to create a 2D & 3D Plotting in a machining? Get it as PDF! Watch ARTCLIP-3D in HD!
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