sheetcam.com Forum Index sheetcam.com
SheetCam discussion board
 
 Forum SubscriptionsForum Subscriptions    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Application options

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    sheetcam.com Forum Index -> Problems and questions (problems @forum.sheetcam.com)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jim1108



Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Posts: 55
Location: Louisiana, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Application options Reply with quote

I am using Rotary Mach3 for a job that involves removing all material around the circumference of the part except a 1 inch wide lug located at A0 along the length of the part.

I need to use Rotary Mach3 to pocket mill all the excess material except for the lug of course, but I also need the lug to have straight sides.

The only way to do this is to mill the straight sided of the lug using Rotary, but setting it up as a flat sheet.

The rest of the material removed must be set up as a round pipe.

No problem, but I would like to combine all this into one job.

Right now I just create 2 jobs, and copy and paste the code from the other job and run it.

I tried making one job a part and importing it into my job, but it still reverts back to the previous rotary setting (flat sheet or pipe).

Is there any way to save it all under one job file, while each part has its own rotary setting, and/or post processor setting?

Does the application settings where it shows the post processor area have any impact on this?

Here is the combined job file and post processor.

Thanks for any reply



Mach3 rotary.scpost
 Description:

Download
 Filename:  Mach3 rotary.scpost
 Filesize:  7.01 KB
 Downloaded:  5 Time(s)


GST WELLDOG 4322 COMBINED.job
 Description:

Download
 Filename:  GST WELLDOG 4322 COMBINED.job
 Filesize:  24.53 KB
 Downloaded:  5 Time(s)

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Les Newell
Site Admin


Joined: 11 May 2006
Posts: 1951

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That isn't a scenario I had ever expected. Unfortunately rotary settings are per-job, not per-part and I can't easily change that.

You could use the 'insert g-code' operation. Copy the code that does the flat sides and paste it into the insert g-code operation. It is not ideal but it may help if you don't need to chnage the code often.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jim1108



Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Posts: 55
Location: Louisiana, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the reply. I never thought if the insert Gcode and will try that out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jim1108



Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Posts: 55
Location: Louisiana, USA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 am    Post subject: Post processor/job Reply with quote

The insert g-code option you recommended earlier works fine for my use.

Here is another one, maybe one so obvious I missed it.

I occasionally switch between 2 post processors (fanuc and rotary mach3).

Whenever I return to a job, it always loads the last post processor I used, regardless of what it was saved with.

Is there any way to have the job automatically use the post processor it was saved with and not the last one used?

I fiddled with the post processor radio buttons in the application options tab, but it still loaded the previous post regardless of what I saved the job under.

I am using SC TNG, latest version.

As always, thanks for any input.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Les Newell
Site Admin


Joined: 11 May 2006
Posts: 1951

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't any way to link posts to job files. However the dev version of SheetCam comes with a plugin that allows you to have up to three extra post processor buttons, each with it's own post processor. Look in Options->plugin options->moreposts
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    sheetcam.com Forum Index -> Problems and questions (problems @forum.sheetcam.com) All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group