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by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot

Did you change the code for the Y arc centre as well? If your robot has plenty of memory you could get the post to break arcs into lots of short lines. Replace your function OnArc() with this one: function OnArc() post.ArcAsMoves(0.1) end Increasing the number will reduce the number of lines of code...
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: edit basic contours in sheetcam
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: edit basic contours in sheetcam

That should be doable. I'll put it on the to-do list.
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot

Where you have code like this:

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post.Number ((arcCentreX - currentX), "0.##")
Change it to:

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post.Number (arcCentreX, "0.##")
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: edit basic contours in sheetcam
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: edit basic contours in sheetcam

I have always tried to keep away from adding CAD functionality. The problem is that if I add a tweaking tools people are going to want more tools until it ends up full CAD/CAM. Doing CAD right is a big job and I simply don't have the resources to do that and work on the CAM side as well. As I head t...
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: SheetCam beta for the terminally brave
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: SheetCam beta for the terminally brave

Thanks for the problem report. Does that error show immediately or after you have clicked on the OK button? Does it ask you if you want to send a debug file?
Unfortunately I don't have a Mac here to test on. I tried SheetCam on Wine under Linux and it appeared to run correctly.
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Importing .SVG issue
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Importing .SVG issue

Do you still have the problem SVG? If so could you send it to me. I have been working on improving SVG import and would like to test it.
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: make a arc mid-point coördinaten for kuka robot

Do you need absolute or or relative arc center points? Your code outputs the arc center relative to the start point. A couple of extra thoughts - you don't need to check if the coordinates are less than 1e17 when cutting arcs. 1e17 indicates the number is unknown. This can only happen for the first ...
by Les Newell
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: SheetCam beta for the terminally brave
Replies: 3
Views: 45

SheetCam beta for the terminally brave

I am in the process of updating the compiler and libraries I use for SheetCam. I have been using tools that are over 10 years old and maintaining that old code has become a little problematic. This means some significant changes to the internals of the SheetCam GUI and I have undoubtedly broken some...
by Les Newell
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Cutting height not changing
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Cutting height not changing

It looks like a machine setup issue. Here is a chunk of code taken from the tap file in the support file: Z3.0000 M04 M8 G01 Z1.5000 F700.02 G02 X133.0199 Y51.9640 I0.7044 J2.4612 F450.0 G03 X133.0199 Y51.9640 I-63.0199 J18.0360 M05 M9 You can see the pierce height is 3mm then it moves to a cut heig...
by Les Newell
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Keyboard shortcuts

SeanP wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Was just thinking something like Alt +D would be handy for duplicate part, blow me it already works :lol:
Huh, I can't remember putting that one in.
by Les Newell
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Sheetcam changing from inches to mms when importing fr
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Sheetcam changing from inches to mms when importing fr

It sounds like your drawing is metric. You may have drawn it using inches but it has probably been saved using metric units. If you select metric in the drawing options it should import the correct size.
by Les Newell
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: New features
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Keyboard shortcuts

The next dev version will have keyboard shortcuts. They will be customizable but I'm looking for suggestions for default keyboard shortcuts.
by Les Newell
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Finishing pass for contour
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Finishing pass for contour

This is what finish allowance is for. Set up your roughing operation with a finish allowance of say 0.1mm. Next set up your finish operation with no finish allowance. This isn't combined in one 'roughing with finish' operation because you could be using completely different settings for your roughin...
by Les Newell
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Noob already has two questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Noob already has two questions...

Sorry about the delay. To help catch spammers all new members have their first few posts moderated. If a spammer tries posting on the forum I can then simply delete their account without anyone seeing their posts. I didn't get a chance to go through the moderation queue until just now.
by Les Newell
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: looking for a flow waterjet postprocessor
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: looking for a flow waterjet postprocessor

This one might be closer.