OK, so I don’t even know how to phrase this question to search for it, so if this is a topic that’s been covered numerous times before, my bad.
I’ve noticed time and time again on our carves that we’ll be forced to use a smaller bit for making cuts that I KNOW, for example, a 1/8" or 1/16" bit could reasonably make when hogging out excess material. The generated preview will show that details are missing and won’t carve, so we’ll swap between a 1/16" or 1/32" bit in the preview to try and find a happy medium with 1. getting the picture carved and 2. decreasing time to carve. At times, we’ll more or less be forced to use a 30-degree v-bit when I know that a 1/32" could get the job done, but the preview makes it appear that the 1/32" is too big to cut the detail. And if we can get the carve to work with a 1/32" bit, the carve duration will absolutely balloon above what I would consider an appropriate time (the different of 5 hours with a 30-deg or 12 hours with a 1/32", for example).
Is this some setting that I’ve missed somewhere, like step-over or something? While I have access to Aspire, I typically don’t use it to generate g-code but I have to feel that Aspire would have no issues setting up a carve to use the larger bits and carving correctly because let’s be honest… a 1/16 bit is NOT that large!