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by mancavedweller
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Going nuts over "Open paths" that are not actually open...
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: Going nuts over "Open paths" that are not actually open...

I'm sorry but I have no idea at what point the double / overlapping outlines were created. Exactly what steps were involved. Example what software did you create the 2d drawing, and what happened from that point onwards. If there were several softwares involved then perhaps post the "output" files f...
by mancavedweller
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Going nuts over "Open paths" that are not actually open...
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: Going nuts over "Open paths" that are not actually open...

I imported your DXF into Coreldraw and the first thing I noticed is there were 3 objects. There was a small vertical line inside, then the outside was actually one object laid directly on top of another object. When I zoomed in I could see one of the outside objects was smooth, while the other one w...
by mancavedweller
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation

HI just worry about what i say sometimes because i certainly do have the "too much" gene in me. I certainly agree with what you said though, but i think it expands to more than just CNC. The technical side of a lot of things has died off immensely. Everyone not just wants, but expects instant grati...
by mancavedweller
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: How to count all parts?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: How to count all parts?

In addition to what David suggested there is a post processor function "OnNewPart()".

You could use that to increment a custom variable.

Of course you are getting into post processor modification / programming and Davids method is easier.
by mancavedweller
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation

Hi David, thanks for that info David. I actually broke my own rules and asked the question before running through the Sheetcam post documentation. Just opened my file and there is the variable listed. And yes, that's exactly what I'd do regarding combination tests of variables, example pseudocode: i...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: entityClosed nd OnNewEntity explanation

Les, is there any way to check for leadins in the post ? Personally I've never had a leadin / leadout on an open path, so if I can check for leadins/outs on a path, I can assume the path is a closed one with leadins/outs applied. Of course the ideal way would be to be able to check if the path was a...
by mancavedweller
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Qtplasmac - every operation is spotting.
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Qtplasmac - every operation is spotting.

Hi Les, I managed to get some good gcode with a workaround but am wondering if this has revealed a bug in Sheetcam. When I got all operation producing spotting, I was using the same tool for the DRILL operation on the holes, and the PLASMA operation on the square. So I simply copied and pasted this ...
by mancavedweller
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Qtplasmac - every operation is spotting.
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Qtplasmac - every operation is spotting.

Hi Les, I've turned to the dark side (Linuxcnc) and am trying to produce my first gcode file with "spotting". The part is a simple 100mm square with four 10mm holes inside. Put the holes on a separate layer called HOLES. Made two operations, the first one to spot the holes, and the 2nd one to do a n...
by mancavedweller
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Says report bug and cutter wobbles at end of part
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Says report bug and cutter wobbles at end of part

Whenever I get the message about the paths not being generated correctly, it's normally a bad file I imported. Things like crossed lines, loops in the line, or even tiny separate lines/shapes. Most of the time they are extremely small and you have to really zoom in to find them, but they are there. ...
by mancavedweller
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plasma THC preset voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Plasma THC preset voltage

How does the THC know what so set as nominal voltage if it's not specified in the G-code? Depends on the type of THC. Many THCs are completely external to the controller (Mach3, etc) and thus the voltage is set on the THC itself. Some THCs are built into the controller and you can set on the screen...
by mancavedweller
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plasma THC preset voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Plasma THC preset voltage

nbenezan wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:12 am
But I'm not using LinuxCNC.
What system are you using. I haven't noticed you specify that yet.
by mancavedweller
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Post processor "entityClosed" always returning zero
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Post processor "entityClosed" always returning zero

Ah I see.

Thanks for that Les. Good job I didn't keep trying, wouldn't have got very far :lol:
by mancavedweller
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Post processor "entityClosed" always returning zero
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Post processor "entityClosed" always returning zero

Hi Les, I've been at this several hours trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. Could you give me some guidance on how to use the Sheetcam variable "entityClosed". I believe this is supposed to test whether the next path is open or closed. Variable is 1 if path is closed and 0 if path is open. My...
by mancavedweller
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: How to add M1 after each part
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: How to add M1 after each part

Thanks Les,

that's definitely going to help.
by mancavedweller
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: How to add M1 after each part
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: How to add M1 after each part

Thanks Wyogreen, that would do for just a few parts but was looking for something a little more "automated" if for example I brought in a single nested "part" then used "Break Up Manually Nested Drawing" to make each shape a separate part in Sheetcam. I'll look into the OnNewPart() function in the p...