Sheetcam operations selection

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Gerry4144
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Sheetcam operations selection

Post by Gerry4144 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:10 am

Does anyone know how to change the values of the selection in sheetcam> operations >plasma. Where instead of kerf make it say thickness of metal

mancavedweller
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Re: Sheetcam operations selection

Post by mancavedweller » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:56 pm

I don't know how to do that but why on earth would you want to change "kerf" to "thickness of metal".

Kerf is the width of the "slot" cut by the plasma torch. That in no way has any connection to how thick the metal is.

djreiswig
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Re: Sheetcam operations selection

Post by djreiswig » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:27 am

You can't change the default variable, but you could add another variable on this screen for the thickness (you do it in the post), but what would you use it for? There is already a material thickness setting on one of the screens.

robertspark
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Re: Sheetcam operations selection

Post by robertspark » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 am

If you go to Options >> Job Options, "Thickness of Material" is listed as the 4th text box up from the bottom.

For post processors the variable is "materialHeight"

normally you don't set the material thickness by tool but more by job especially if you are running a mill or router application where you need a depth of cut (DoC)
Rob

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Re: Sheetcam operations selection

Post by robertspark » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:08 am

If you want to add a custom variable to the screenset

just use the "post.DefineCustomToolParam" function

eg:

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post.DefineCustomToolParam("PlasmaTool", "Preset volts", "presetVolts", sc.unit0DECPLACE, 49, 0, 200)
Rob

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