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by motoguy
Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Loop inner corners
Replies: 12
Views: 97

Re: Loop inner corners

I "dogbone" the slots on my firepits (and my fab table) for this very reason.
by motoguy
Fri May 10, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: New features
Topic: Ability to change Sheetcam generated lead-in options
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Ability to change Sheetcam generated lead-in options

That is a good point. I'll put it on the to-do list. Currently it just picks the first join between lines/arcs. It should at least prefer outside corners. Thanks Les! If there were a way for it to find/pick most "open" area, that would be great. About anything would be better than burying in a corn...
by motoguy
Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rapid movement?
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Rapid movement?

Options -> Job options -> Rapid Clearance, at the bottom of the screen...what's the setting? This determines how high the Z lifts during a rapid movement.
by motoguy
Thu May 09, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: New features
Topic: Ability to change Sheetcam generated lead-in options
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Ability to change Sheetcam generated lead-in options

I'm using a CNC plasma cutter. I use Coreldraw to create my parts, and I nest them in Corel, using the eCut plugin. eCut is very handy, offering a variety of useful functions. I then import the nested DXF into Sheetcam. Once imported into Sheetcam, though, I run into issues. Sheetcam seems to want t...
by motoguy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Rules for THC On and THC Off
Replies: 40
Views: 442

Re: Rules for THC On and THC Off

Since the rules that are pending do not work well in all cases I have a simple suggestion to Les. Do two simple things like functionality without choosing the rules: The first is to analyze the contours and holes in the software and to select where the speed is not 100%, or at least 90%, and the mo...
by motoguy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Where are toolsets stored in Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Where are toolsets stored in Linux?

Les Newell wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 am
it is in the .SheetCamTNG folder in your home folder. This is a hidden folder so you need to make sure 'show hidden files' is enabled in your file manager.
Thanks Les!
by motoguy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Where are toolsets stored in Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Where are toolsets stored in Linux?

Les, Can you tell me where I'll find the default storage directory for toolsets in Linux? I've got Sheetcam on my windows office machine, and Linux table machine. I use the Windows box for most of the "heavy lifting" for cut files, but occasionally need to tweak settings/layouts tableside. As such, ...
by motoguy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: THC disable when crossing over existing kerf?
Replies: 7
Views: 5089

Re: THC disable when crossing over existing kerf?

Came back to this to ask the same question, "re-discovered" action points again...need to give those a shot!
by motoguy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Small shapes and Circles question to clarify something?
Replies: 4
Views: 2931

Re: Small shapes and Circles question to clarify something?

It's my understanding that it's cut distance, ie, perimeter length.
by motoguy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Changing the tool description
Replies: 4
Views: 2880

Re: Changing the tool description

It has to do with the "automatically name tool" checkbox (or whatever it's called). Uncheck that, re-load your toolsets, and I think they'll be back to "normal".
by motoguy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Starts points placements
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Starts points placements

Sheetcam often seems to choose, IMO, the worse place to start. In the middle of corners vs an open area, etc. For one-off items, you just have to adjust the start points prior to saving the job and cutting. For repeat items, I set everything up how I want it, and save it as a part. Then, when I need...
by motoguy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Any way to "lock out" the error display window?
Replies: 1
Views: 2649

Any way to "lock out" the error display window?

Les, is there a way to 'lock down' the error display window in Scam? This one: sc error.JPG When I have multiple layers/parts, I'll invariably run across this while moving the mouse across the screen (from the part to the toolset, changing an option, etc). When the window "pops up" from the little r...
by motoguy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Problems with Linux command CNC after switching to new computer
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

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

The NAME of the cut rules may be the same, but the CODE in the cut rules can be different between Windows/Mach and Linux. I went from Mach to CommandCNC as well. Initially, I didn't use any rules at all, but I've slowly started adding them back in. Torch off before end, slowdowns at sharp corners, e...
by motoguy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: CommandCNC1.1
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

Re: CommandCNC1.1

New post is 26. I believe it's included with the download files, but you have to select it as the new post in sheetcam.

ETA: Yup, 26.
CandCNCPlasmaLLCNC-rev26.scpost
(38.86 KiB) Downloaded 6 times
by motoguy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux

Gotcha. What are the (realistic) risks of just jumping into using Dev now, vs stable?