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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: Bobo on July 16, 2009, 11:21:50 AM

Title: Plasma Probing question
Post by: Bobo on July 16, 2009, 11:21:50 AM
I use Unigraphics CAD/CAM to generate all my solids and Gcode which has a nice user programming interface to aid in automation of Gcode creation. I now have a program that will take a solid CAD part and automagically create Gcode and send it to my computer running Mach3 after just inputing the material and thickness. My only issue is all starts are either with or without a probe and probing every start on a large part is time consuming. At the moment I have all the probing commands in a macro called M300. Is there a wizard or something available that will only probe if the next start point is a certain distance away for the last? I just recently found the nesting wizard which is very nice.

Thanks in advance for any info.
Title: Re: Plasma Probing question
Post by: vmax549 on July 17, 2009, 05:44:27 PM
That approach is normally handled by the cam program or its post processor. All mach does is follow intructions written by the cam program.

Hope that helps, (;-) TP