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by mancavedweller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Not getting THC ON/OFF option in path rules
Replies: 7
Views: 54

Re: Not getting THC ON/OFF option in path rules

Not sure which manual you are referring to when you say you've gone through the user manual. I've had a quick look at the controller manual and I think that error message may be (quoted from page 42 in the controller manual): Arcing Check Time: Enter any positive number, unit is s. If not detected a...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path Rules and Code Snippets
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Path Rules and Code Snippets

Thanks Rob, but path rules simplify things immensely and for small shapes it would be a lot simpler to have the optional tick box Les is suggesting. I don't want to have to pick out every tiny shape and put it on a different layer for example. I do however use custom variables and conditional post p...
by mancavedweller
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path Rules and Code Snippets
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Path Rules and Code Snippets

Les Newell wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:50 am
I will look into adding an option to have rules insert the snippet before firing the torch.
Awesome stuff.

Thanks Les.

Keith
by mancavedweller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path Rules and Code Snippets
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Path Rules and Code Snippets

Any idea how I can do that with the path rules "On Small Shapes" and "On Small Circles" so if I wanted a code snippet before M3 and after M5, it would do it automatically.

Keith
by mancavedweller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path Rules and Code Snippets
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Path Rules and Code Snippets

John This guy ErikMc says his path rule code snippets are put BEFORE M3 so I asked him a couple of times what post processor he is using: https://www.forum.cncdrive.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=948&start=20 He says it's a post Les made for him. I've asked him to upload his post but don't know if he's go...
by mancavedweller
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Sheetcam tools
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Sheetcam tools

pgilley wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Have done that. When reopen sheetcam the tools are back on.
Always good to mention what have already tried in your opening post.
by mancavedweller
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Sheetcam tools
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Sheetcam tools

Right click, then click Delete.
by mancavedweller
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???

I could add a 'exclude corner arcs' check box. That way older rule sets would still behave the same way as they always did until you select that check box. Les, any rough idea on when you might get that tick box added. I have a big cut coming up where I have bend relief arcs and I wish to slow the ...
by mancavedweller
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Can a Path Rule insert code before M3 ??
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Can a Path Rule insert code before M3 ??

Les, can a Path Rule insert code BEFORE M3. Every time I've used "On Start", or "On Leadin", or "Near Pierce", it puts code AFTER M3. I know I can put a code snippet before M3 with conditional post processing but in some cases a Path Rule is much more selective and easier/quicker. This guy reckons h...
by mancavedweller
Mon May 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???

Sounds great, thanks Les.

Keith.
by mancavedweller
Mon May 20, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???

Aah so that's how it works, thanks very much Les, I would never have guessed that. This info is getting archived. Regarding the "On Arcs" rule being applied to outside corners, if say I had a 270 degree small arc in my drawing with internal kerf offset and I wanted to apply an On Arcs cut rule to th...
by mancavedweller
Sun May 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Saving / backing up Path Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Saving / backing up Path Rules

That's great, thanks Les.

Keith.
by mancavedweller
Sun May 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???

OK, I >>THINK<< I understand that. So an inside corner is any corner less than 180 degrees. This causes a sharp change in direction of the tool. On the contrary an outside corner is any angle greater than 180 degrees and therefore the tool rolls around the corner. And therefore on an "inside offset"...
by mancavedweller
Sun May 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Saving / backing up Path Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Saving / backing up Path Rules

Do we have any way to back up Path Rules so on a new install of Sheetcam we don't have to write them all over again ?

Keith
by mancavedweller
Sat May 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Path rule bug (on inside corners) ???

Hi Les, having a problem with one of the path rules (on inside corners). I drew a shape in cad to have two 45 degree angles, a 90 degree angle, an angle less than 45 degrees, and an angle greater than 90 degrees. I also gave the shape perpendicular/90 degree leadin/leadout. I created a rule On Insid...