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by mancavedweller
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: parts with arcs grow
Replies: 25
Views: 205

Re: parts with arcs grow

Les,

he may have found what is causing this issue. It was certainly a good eye opener for me.

Check the second page of this thread:
https://www.forum.cncdrive.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1726

Keith.
by mancavedweller
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??

Thanks Sean, yeah I pondered that idea already. Problem is the Neuron is an external "black box" that controls the Z and does THC functions. You basically set your pierce height, pierce delay, cut height, etc and that is applied to all parts. So even if I bypassed the Arc Ok, the Neuron is still goi...
by mancavedweller
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??

Ha ha, that is EXACTLY what I did, but just wanted to confirm there was no quicker way. I unticked the tick box of the arrayed part I replaced so that I didn't have the new copy part over the old arrayed part. Thanks Les. And thanks for the tip djreiswig. I can see some small countersunk bolts/screw...
by mancavedweller
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Is there a way to break up arrayed parts ??

Hi Les, I have arrayed a part so there is a total of 5 pieces on 1 row. I tried "Manually Break Up Manually Nested Drawing" to make these arrayed pieces "un-linked" (I wanted to do this because I had a need to move the pierce point on just one of them, after a flameout occurred and I could not pierc...
by mancavedweller
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: plasma table not responding to mach3
Replies: 6
Views: 97

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: 97

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: 316

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: 819

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: 5866

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: 504

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: 5866

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: 511

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: 777

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...