Making use of usable material after plasma cutting

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Searchman
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Making use of usable material after plasma cutting

Post by Searchman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:53 pm

I have material between cutouts that are usable for smaller cutouts.
Is there a way to setup Sheetcam or Mach to utilize the usable areas and have the torch x-y go to a pre determined spot and start the cut?

SeanP
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Re: Making use of usable material after plasma cutting

Post by SeanP » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 am

Are you entering sheet size into 'job options' and laying out parts on the sheet? that way you can save the sheet as a 'job file' and then zero up on x & y layout new parts in the gaps,disable original parts and cut away.
I label up sheets of various sizes with job file number ie: 6OC12 (6mm October 12th)

motoguy
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Re: Making use of usable material after plasma cutting

Post by motoguy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:17 am

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.

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