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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: 2687

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: 3025

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: 3252

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
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by motoguy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux

Gotcha. What are the (realistic) risks of just jumping into using Dev now, vs stable?
by motoguy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Job summary difference, Windows vs Linux

I've been running Sheetcam on my plasma table for about 3 years now. I'd largely given up on the Job Report summary, as it was very inaccurate in the past when I used it (Windows). I'd never used the summary on the Linux box, since I'd lost faith in it with the Windows version. However, the other da...
by motoguy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Drawing import tab guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Drawing import tab guidelines

From what I've been able to tell, it has to do with how close nodes are in the drawing. When I have a Corel drawing with a couple of very close nodes, I get this issue. I've been trying to remove "very close" nodes in my drawings in Corel, and it seems to have fixed the issue.
by motoguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Cannot Drill Simple Holes... What Is Wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Cannot Drill Simple Holes... What Is Wrong?

Play with your arc/circle recognition limits in the Drawing Import tab. I forget which selection it's under, in the "Options" menu drop down. Your drawing program my be exporting as lots of small, straight lines (instead of arcs), which could be throwing sheetcam for a loop. If that's the case, you ...
by motoguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Anything Better Than CorelDraw For Vector Graphics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Anything Better Than CorelDraw For Vector Graphics?

If you're using Sheetcam and Corel, try outputting in SVG vs DXF. That made a world of difference to me. I output in SVG exclusively. Also are these files you created from scratch? Corel has a bad habit of creating duplicate lines on auto-traced files, or even some imported files (from other program...
by motoguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Why doesn't SC recognize my holes sometimes?
Replies: 15
Views: 5470

Re: Why doesn't SC recognize my holes sometimes?

When I had a similar issue, it was due to my arc / circle recognition limits, under the drawing import tab in one of the settings menus. That can be the band-aid fix to a drawing program that exports circles as many straight lines, vs actual arcs.
by motoguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Making use of usable material after plasma cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Making use of usable material after plasma cutting

Yup, what SeanP said. Save job file, which should match sheet remnant. Open job file at a later date, add parts to fill cuttable area, re-save job file, index old remnant sheet, and cut again. Repeat until you've used all the old sheet.
by motoguy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: True shape nesting
Replies: 9
Views: 6317

Re: True shape nesting

But that gets back to what Les said about sales volume, based on the lack of interest in Mynesting. I don't think it would just be an "additional charge". My guess is the price could be multiples of what Sheetcam costs, if the nesting capabilities are worth anything. Mynesting is supposed to be qui...
by motoguy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: New features
Topic: True shape nesting
Replies: 9
Views: 6317

Re: True shape nesting

I for one would have no issue paying an additional amount for the option, depending on pricing, I guess.
by motoguy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Drawing import tab guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Drawing import tab guidelines

I ran into the issue again today, and was able to see what WyoGreen saw. File looks great as a native .cdr file, but will export with small errors when I save it as an .svg. Using Corel2017. Odd.
by motoguy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: inserting cutpaths manually
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: inserting cutpaths manually

I agree with both of these! LOl The current remnant cutoff works, but takes some tweaking and is less than ideal. I'll usually just draw the cutoff line, and import it as a different layer. I would be SUPER excited for Sheetcam to implement true part nesting. The ability to import a .part file (comp...
by motoguy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Problems and questions
Topic: Drawing import tab guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Drawing import tab guidelines

WyoGreen wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:22 am
MotoGuy,
I opened your .svg file with my version of CorelDraw, and that loop was in the .svg file you posted. Have you tried opening the .svg file with CorelDraw after you've exported it from CorelDraw ?

Steve
Yes, I re-opened both the .cdr and the .svg file, and it's clean in both of them.