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by David Morrow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3

Thanks Les, I kind of figured that was the direction this was heading.
by David Morrow
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3

Yes it is a Rose Engine Making the rotary table the Y axis doesn't work. As a test, I drew a simple 2.00" diameter circle and had SC start the cut at X= -1.00, Y = 0.00 As the routine started, the X axis gradually moved towards 0.00 and then over to +1.00. Exactly as it would if everything was linea...
by David Morrow
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3

Here are a couple of photo's. Remember, this is just a mockup but a mockup that works well enough to test parts placement and, of course, software compatibility. Once I get it to work, I will re-make everything out of aluminum and brass along with some proper bearings and timing belts. Also, it is s...
by David Morrow
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3

It’s a rotating chuck.
by David Morrow
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Rotary Table use with Sheetcam and Mach 3

I've been using both Sheetcam and Mach 3 for 15 or more years so I'm reasonably familiar with them both but I have created a bit of a situation for myself. This may be a bit hard to describe. I have built a small prototype CNC engraving machine. It will be engraving the face of small brass and silve...
by David Morrow
Fri May 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Holding Tab icon grayed out
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Holding Tab icon grayed out

Any idea why the Holding Tab icon on the toolbar is grayed out ?

I'm using Ver 6.1.53
by David Morrow
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Tips and tricks
Topic: How about a "Tricks and Traps" section ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

How about a "Tricks and Traps" section ?

I've been using Sheetcam for about 15 or so years, all hobby work. Not full time but far more in recent years. My work used to be pretty much all aluminum with a bit of brass but now it's mostly wood. ( I have a CNC mill and 2 CNC routers - all hobby ). As with anything we do, we learn over time wha...
by David Morrow
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Problem with Development version screen
Replies: 2
Views: 682

I figured it out.

Even though in the Application Options I had the Units set for Inch, when I imported the file again, I noticed that the Scaling there was set for metric.
by David Morrow
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Problem with Development version screen
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Problem with Development version screen

I have been tinkering with the Development version and have set it up exactly the same as my stable version. But something is amiss here. See them side by side ( Dev version on the left ).
by David Morrow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Alphabetical Layer Sorting
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Oh, that's so much better.

Thanks Les.
by David Morrow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Alphabetical Layer Sorting
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Wonderful. I just downloaded it. Will try it today.

Thanks Les.
by David Morrow
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Move Notes to "Basic" tab contour screen
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Move Notes to "Basic" tab contour screen

I very seldom use notes unless it's really important for that operation. But, since I don't use the too often, I just don't get into the habit of checking if one exist until it's too late. Since there is so much blank space in the "Basic" tab contour screen, would it be possible to put the Notes box...
by David Morrow
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Alphabetical Layer Sorting
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Do you think alphabetical layer sorting might be added any time soon ?
by David Morrow
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: New features
Topic: Alphabetical Layer Sorting
Replies: 5
Views: 4703

Alphabetical Layer Sorting

When I am designing my parts in my CAD program, I name the layers with a prefix to help me machine everything in the correct order. For example, 1a Center Drill all holes, 1b Through Drill, 2a Mill Pocket, etc. Occasionally, when I have a really complex part, I end up with a lot of layers. So, when ...