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by Les Newell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Small shapes and Circles question to clarify something?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Small shapes and Circles question to clarify something?

It is the circumference excluding leadins.
by Les Newell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plugin Mach 4
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Plugin Mach 4

Currently Scanything won't work with Mach4. There is an update in the pipeline but it is probably a couple of months away.
by Les Newell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Just bought license feed rate zero
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Just bought license feed rate zero

Could you send me the job file (File->save job) with everything set up ready to post process.
by Les Newell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: linux
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: linux

Yes, there is a Linux version which should be able to install on a standard LinuxCNC installation. You can download it from the SheetCam website.
by Les Newell
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: sheetcam router and plasma on 1 computer
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: sheetcam router and plasma on 1 computer

Go to Options->machine. You can enable both jet cutting and milling/routing.
by Les Newell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Starts points placements
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Starts points placements

When you load your drawing SheetCam tries to position the start points to minimize the travel between start points. It doesn't use the start points of the outlines in the drawing.
by Les Newell
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: SVG vs. DXF
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: SVG vs. DXF

Historically Corel's dxf export has been a bit ... quirky. Later versions are better and I spent quite a bit of time making SheetCam handle those quirks reasonably well. In most cases Corel's svg export tends to conform to the specs more reliably.
by Les Newell
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Raster image plasma cutter marking?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Raster image plasma cutter marking?

To a vertain extent it is a one trick pony. It takes outlines and generated raster tool paths to cut them. It was written for laser engraving but the problem is that not many controllers can keep up with raster engraving. Dedicated engraving controllers can of course do it but they tend to use their...
by Les Newell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Problems with curved/round toolpaths
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Problems with curved/round toolpaths

This was sorted out on the Plasma Spider forum. It turned out to be a bug in the post processor.
by Les Newell
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Plugin documentation?
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Plugin documentation?

I would like to develop a plugin that replaces the tool choice in the operation dialog with three choices. You can't remove the tool dropdown but you coud do the rest by using custom tool variables. post.DefineCustomToolParam also works for operations so for instance you could use something like th...
by Les Newell
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Add custom tool variables
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Add custom tool variables

Try restarting SheetCam. Sometimes the variables don't appear until after you have restarted.
by Les Newell
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: newbie question, leadin/out in circles and no offset
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: newbie question, leadin/out in circles and no offset

Leadins and leadouts should just work. Could you give me a copy of your job file (File->save job) with the drawing loaded and everything set up as far as you can go.
by Les Newell
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: newbie question, leadin/out in circles and no offset
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: newbie question, leadin/out in circles and no offset

I just ran some tests and that ppears to be a bug. It is changing the settings but not updating the tool paths. If you click on the start point after making your change the paths should update. If you want to be very sure, disable the operation then enable it again.
by Les Newell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plasma cutter pauses at + symbol just before end of cut
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Plasma cutter pauses at + symbol just before end of cut

It is better to start a new thread rarher than resurrecting one that is over 6 months old. Anyway, ar you using Mach3? Mach does have a tendancy to hesitate when turning tHC on and off.
by Les Newell
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Problems with Linux command CNC after switching to new computer
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Problems with Linux command CNC after switching to new computer

Do you have some old g-code files that use rules and work correctly? If so post one of those here with a newer one that doesn't work. I'll take a look and see if I can spot anything obvious.