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by mancavedweller
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: plasma table not responding to mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: plasma table not responding to mach3

It's been a while since I used Mach3 but click on the SINGLE BLOCK button on the main screen. I believe an "LED" will light up next to it to warn you that it is enabled. Now every time you press CYCLE START only one line (block) will be executed. Before you do this, make sure your plasma cutter is s...
by mancavedweller
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: plasma table not responding to mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: plasma table not responding to mach3

How do you know your "code and everything" works OK.

Have you single stepped through the gcode, monitoring the plasma table and seeing at what point the table does not do what the gcode is commanding it to do.
by mancavedweller
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plasma Torch Will not Lift up during cut.
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Plasma Torch Will not Lift up during cut.

This is how I approach problems like this. You've got two completely independent software programs here. You have Sheetcam which creates the gcode. You give that gcode to your CNC controller software, which executes each gcode line sequentially. What gcode line is the program stopping on. Remember t...
by mancavedweller
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Paths Not Generated Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Paths Not Generated Correctly

I opened that job file and the first problem was "Inside Offset" was selected. That puts the cut on the wrong side of the lines. Play with all three settings and you'll see how it works. The 2nd problem, which I see with many files, is the detail is too small and you get spaces where the torch kerf ...
by mancavedweller
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: True shape nesting
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

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: 475

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: 5611

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: 477

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: 693

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: 556

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: 286

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: 286

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: 1105

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.