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by mancavedweller
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: True shape nesting
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: True shape nesting

But that gets back to what Les said about sales volume, based on the lack of interest in Mynesting. I don't think it would just be an "additional charge". My guess is the price could be multiples of what Sheetcam costs, if the nesting capabilities are worth anything. Mynesting is supposed to be quit...
by mancavedweller
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Putting separate parts on same layer.
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Putting separate parts on same layer.

Hi Les, I came across something new (for me) today. I had and existing job file with one part comprised of 4 different layers. I imported a 2nd part which had its own single layer. This is when I found out I cannot move anything from a layer of one part to a layer of another part. Is this the way Sh...
by mancavedweller
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: True shape nesting
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: True shape nesting

I have no idea what is involved in programming nesting software but based on prices of nesting software that does a good job, I'm guessing it's no small task. If Les were to put the time and effort into something like this, I'd assume he'd have to sell it as a separate package to make it worthwhile....
by mancavedweller
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Modify Layer Order
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Modify Layer Order

I don't think you'll need to re-order the layers. Let me explain. When you create an operation, you select the layer to work with. So if you have say 3 layers, you create 3 separate operations, 1 for each layer. THEN you can drag the operations up or down to change the order in which they are done. ...
by mancavedweller
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Curve Quality in plasma
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Curve Quality in plasma

Are you sure the problem is not with the plasma table itself. Bit confusing when you say: The circles and radius areas of my drawings come out jagged and lack resolution but look good on screen. Are you saying the circles and radius areas CUT jagged, despite looking good on the cnc controller screen...
by mancavedweller
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: New features
Topic: Manually disable a path rule at specific location.
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Manually disable a path rule at specific location.

Hi Les, have been using path rules and came across a situation which requires manual intervention. It would actually be very similar to lead ins/outs where we use properties to manually adjust individual lead ins/outs. To cut a long story short, I needed to keep my THC turned off for some extra time...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rules bug ???
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Path rules bug ???

Cheers Sean, I like your little tip about reducing the feedrate to 99.5% so it highlights everything. In the screenshot you supplied, notice that the path rule is being applied in many places where it should not be applied. It's supposed to only be applied to inside angles LESS than 30 degrees, yet ...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rules bug ???
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Path rules bug ???

Hi Les, I've put a path rule in my operation. It's an "on inside corners" path rule. I have it set for corners less than 30 degrees, and to insert a code snippet 15mm before the corner, and another code snippet 15mm after the corner. However, it's applying these rules at the very start of many leadi...
by mancavedweller
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: g-codes won't load to mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: g-codes won't load to mach3

Hi Ivan,

read my post again. It's the Sheetcam "job" file I asked for.

Anyway had a look at your .tap file and no gcode is being produced by the post processor. By looking at your job file I'll be able to see if there's anything obvious missing in the overall tooling, operation, etc setups.

Keith.
by mancavedweller
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: g-codes won't load to mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: g-codes won't load to mach3

Ivan, have you read the Sheetcam user manual and watched some Youtube video tutorials on Sheetcam. Based on the fact you were trying to open gcode files with Sheetcam, that kind of says you are quite green with Sheetcam. I tried your Ballerina file in Sheetcam and no problems at all, so it seems lik...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Post processor - pierce height before touch off
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Post processor - pierce height before touch off

Thanks very much Les, that did the trick.

Keith.
by mancavedweller
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Post processor - pierce height before touch off
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Post processor - pierce height before touch off

Hi Les, I tried to work out what code in the post processor was doing this but couldn't figure it out. I'm getting a command to put the Z at pierce height immediately after the torch has done a rapid at Safe Z to the pierce position. After that it then does the touch off stuff. The problem is on lin...
by mancavedweller
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: code not showing
Replies: 22
Views: 969

Re: code not showing

OK, based on the information I have from you, all I can suggest is using the following post processor: Mach3 plasma no Z Your table appears to have two X axis motors, one Y axis motor, and you simple mount the torch on the Y axis plate, i.e. no up/down control. I generated gcode in Sheetcam using th...