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21  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: September 14, 2016, 08:19:27 AM
Attached is the image I am trying to generate Gcode for. And here is how the Gcode I am getting looks like with the above settings:

X3.48 Y0 Z-0.0027
X3.6 Y0 Z-0.0027
X3.72 Y0 Z-0.1071
X3.84 Y0 Z-0.6478
X3.96 Y0 Z-0.5243
X4.08 Y0 Z-0.2114
X4.2 Y0 Z-0.571
X4.32 Y0 Z-0.1839
X4.44 Y0 Z-0.4886
X4.56 Y0 Z-0.2086
X4.68 Y0 Z-0.5627

As you can see, it's not suitable for impact engraving where there should be only two modes for Z axis - impact/clearance.

Dan
22  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: September 14, 2016, 07:38:52 AM
No exactly - I am getting the whole range of Z moves as if the image was not 1-bit, but rather grayscale.

Dan
23  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: September 14, 2016, 01:47:25 AM
Figured it - had to click the "Load Image" button which I was missing. Having another problem - as I said, I am trying to to get Gcode for impact engraving, but the Gcode I am getting isn't suitable. I am using the "Rotary Engrave" option. Attached is a screenshot of my settings, can you tell me what should I change please. The image I am loading is dithered.

Thanks,
Dan
24  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: September 13, 2016, 12:55:47 PM
I cannot get PEP4 to work. I have it activated, but I don't seem to figure how to generate Gcode. I have an image loaded, but I don't see any button for generating Gcode. The manual says such a button should appear once an image as been loaded, but I just don't se it on the screen...

Also, have an error and the program crashes each time I am trying to edit the settings and save them.

Dan
25  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: August 23, 2016, 02:34:48 PM
Didn't work Wink

Dan
26  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: August 23, 2016, 02:09:34 PM
Thanks Jeff. Again, though, don't fully understand the need for an oscillating engraver - why the single impact itself from the Z move downwards isn't sufficient - like it's done with Dot-G?

Have a key for PEP. Not sure however, if it will also work for the current version on your website. Will see in a moment.

Dan
27  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: August 23, 2016, 12:13:25 PM
Got any Gcode example of the output? How is the impact achieved - by Z movement?

Any examples of work done with PicEngrave? Wonder how the quality is.

Thanks,
Dan
28  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: August 23, 2016, 08:35:58 AM
This tool is for manual engraving. It is going to oscillate at 50 Hz continuously... Not sure I understand how the process works. Or should it not be energized?

I have looked through the software, but can't see the option for this... ?

Thanks,
Dan
29  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / PicEngrave & Impact Engraving on: August 22, 2016, 07:09:02 AM
Hi,

Does anybody know if PicEngrave can be used for impact engraving? If so, any reference on how to do this?

Any other alternatives aside from the Impact Engraving plugin? I know Dot-G does it, but seems a bit low on resolution.

Dan
30  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys57CNC Strange Jogging Behaviour on: June 05, 2016, 02:16:54 AM
OK. So it's not just me. Thanks for your input. I would like to know what the manufacturer has to say, but seems they're not around here.

Dan
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