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by robertspark
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: G42/G41 before rapid move ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3254

Re: G42/G41 before rapid move ?

Les, Are the variables "No Offset", "Inside Offset" and "Outside Offset" available within UCCNC from the operations for use within a post processor? Say you wanted to use (insert) them within the start of the operation .... then this would probably provide the needs of the OP he would still need to ...
by robertspark
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: post processor for a kyndill thc
Replies: 2
Views: 3000

Re: post processor for a kyndill thc

what it is doing is when you click go in mach3 the torch moves to its 1st cut location the head cycles down to touch off the plate then rises up to pierce height and then the x,y axis starts moving a few inches and then it drops down to cut height, so the is no pierce delay to allow the arc voltage...
by robertspark
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: G42/G41 before rapid move ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3254

Re: G42/G41 before rapid move ?

Les, I notice that these functions from the earlier posted post processor don't appear in the Post Documentation for the current development release function OnOffsetNone() post.Text(" G40 (offset off)\n"); end function OnOffsetLeft() post.Text(" G41 (offset left)\n"); end function OnOffsetRight() p...
by robertspark
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: G42/G41 before rapid move ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3254

Re: G42/G41 before rapid move ?

Is it possible to add the offset compensation before rapid move like this ? N20 M6 T2 N30 G42 (offset right) N40 G0 X62.55 Y77.28 Thanks Laurits. Why do you want offset compensation for a RAPID move? Rapid moves are normally non-cutting / positional moves that are done to get the machine cutter to ...
by robertspark
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: modifying a post processor
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: modifying a post processor

Oops.... sorry .... forgot I'd tried to help here..... :lol: :lol: :roll: :oops: Old age....? Also I didn't get any notifications.... anyway.... here goes. Current post processor code {unmodified} function OnPenDown() if (preheat > 0.001) then post.ModalText (" G00") post.ModalNumber (" Z", cutHeigh...
by robertspark
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: modifying a post processor
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: modifying a post processor

This modified code should do it: (commented out 1 line) function OnPenDown() if(dist >= (refdistance/scale)) then dist = 0 -- modaltext (" G00") -- text(" Z") -- number (pierceheight * scale, "0.0000") -- eol() post.ModalText(" G28.1 Z") post.Number(3 * scale, "0.00") post.Eol() -- post.ModalText(" ...
by robertspark
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: modifying a post processor
Replies: 10
Views: 3282

Re: modifying a post processor

Post the actual post processor you are using, I'll modify it and repost it back.

The fix is easy, but takes longer to explain than do
by robertspark
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Cutting off material
Replies: 5
Views: 2930

Re: Cutting off material

Why don't you just create a macro (m-code) to run a cutoff operation via the MDI ?
by robertspark
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Plasma Torch Will not Lift up during cut.
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Plasma Torch Will not Lift up during cut.

What CNC motion control software are you using?

Is it licenced?

I believe that sometimes if using software such as mach3 without a legitimate licence there could be bugs added to the motion to give a poor cut

Can you post some of your code?
by robertspark
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?

Thanks very much, just exactly what i needed

Rob
by robertspark
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?

Thanks for that Steve, ive used overcut before but that wont work for this problem, as it will just cut the overcut bit and not the circle.... also its hit and miss when it can happen
by robertspark
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Cutting circles, is it possible to change to quadrants?

Say I've got a DXF with a load of circles in it, is it possible via the sheetcam post processor to change the gcode from a circle motion (1 single G2 or G3 movement) to 2 or 4 gcode movements This may be me here, but uccnc seems to have a problem (quirk) about complete circular motion. Basically it ...
by robertspark
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Plugin documentation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Plugin documentation?

Hi Les, I've been mainly curious, occasionally there is something I want to have a go at trying (uccnc export directly plugin (similar to the mach3 one)) I am not a programmer, pcs are a non paying hobby (as is CNC), I've done bits of programming with c, c++ (Arduino processing), c# (uccnc, macros a...
by robertspark
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: Plugin documentation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Plugin documentation?

Les, I was wondering if there was any documentation on (attempting ;) ) to create user plugins?

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{Famous last words.... How complicated can it be.... } :lol: