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by robertspark
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Change 'material' to 'stock'
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Change 'material' to 'stock'

makes no difference to me, but I see no benefit in the change (I am just 1 sheetcam hobby user).
by robertspark
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Academic question on calculating arc length.
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Academic question on calculating arc length.

I understand completely about the pockets of time as I am the same. that thc sounds like it's going well, I thought you may be one of the plasmac converts. (too much under the bonnet time for me... not enough pockets of time between wife, life, children, work (new job thanks to covid redundancy), an...
by robertspark
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Academic question on calculating arc length.
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Academic question on calculating arc length.

curiosity has got me Keith, what are you experimenting with?
by robertspark
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: SheetCam beta for the terminally brave
Replies: 36
Views: 1251

Re: SheetCam beta for the terminally brave

thanks Les, I'll give it a go
by robertspark
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: hypertherm post arc dwell
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: hypertherm post arc dwell

you could edit your post processor, the "on pen up" section after the M5, add a delay eg "G4 P1000" for 1 second if you machine measures delay in microseconds. it will then wait a second after the torch has turned off... alter as you see fit or need. not heard of the double tap signal before..... th...
by robertspark
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: piercedelay scaling? (Sec / mSec in PP)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: piercedelay scaling? (Sec / mSec in PP)

thanks Les, thought I'd missed a units variable somewhere
by robertspark
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: piercedelay scaling? (Sec / mSec in PP)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

piercedelay scaling? (Sec / mSec in PP)

As per title, is there a way to scale piercedelay variable within the post processor? Automatically that is, other than *.1000? I've set the units to mSec, but the pp is still outputing in seconds (normal fix is just to add the *1000, buy I did wonder if there was as a (time) units scale factor that...
by robertspark
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Sheetcam crashes when closed
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Sheetcam crashes when closed

:roll: Give us a clue.... what version of the software.... what operating system + version did it ever work fine, have you been using it long, is this the first time you have installed and used it? do you have a licence for it or is it just a demo version? ..... you can never give too much informati...
by robertspark
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: New Tool voltages
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: New Tool voltages

Probably the most modified / altered post processor that I know of is that from CandCNC which you can learn a lot from reading that post processor: latest ones are available for download from their website here: https://www.candcnc.net/downloads/ below is an extract of a custom tool parameter for th...
by robertspark
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

crystal ball required.... https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/933666298/960x0.jpg?fit=scale :roll: Z axis works wrong, mirrored. Two ways to fix that..... change the settings in Flexcam so it works the right way.... (up = +, down = -) Change the settings in the post processor.... going ...
by robertspark
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Have you tried the Mach3 post processor? I ask this because looking at the gcode, it just looks like standard Mach3 gocde..... noth unusual gcodes. If you want a specific post processor making, you are going to need to porvide a flexcam manual which lists all of the qcode specific to your applicatio...
by robertspark
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: New Feature Suggestions - Scale and DXF Text
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: New Feature Suggestions - Scale and DXF Text

David_Lelen01 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:59 pm
That was WAY quicker than the WMFOUT/WMFIN routine.
Thanks for the help!!
No problem, glad it helped / may help, see how it goes
by robertspark
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: New Feature Suggestions - Scale and DXF Text
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: New Feature Suggestions - Scale and DXF Text

This may not work for you but it's probably worth a shot.... try https://librecad.org/ I've struggled a bit with it, but that is because I have autocad to hand and have been using it for 20+ years now.... (so am lazy to use it...) It is suppose to be equivalent to autocad LT (+ its free) If you want...