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Editing an existing Gcode is not that difficult. Using Notepad Replace function all Z+ moves can be replaced with M10Px and all Z- moves replaced with M11Px (x being the Output# used to trigger your laser).

LazyCam would also work, using the laser post processor, but LazyCam is a very basic program and does not always handle all .dxf files that well. You would just have to try it and see if it works for you.

Tweakie.

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I would like to use M10 and M11 For laser cutting acrylic signs.
 I use master cam X5  and I’m wondering how I do the post processing to create the G code that would include M10/11  commands along with the P/delay command
 Thanks,
Chuck


As far as I am aware no one has created a Mastercam Post Processor which supports the M11/M10 command set so you would be on your own and you would need some knowledge of how the Mastercam pp works.
If you decide to create your own Post Processor then your laser should be turned ON for all Feed-Rate moves and OFF for all Rapid Moves...
Basically, every Rapid Move (G00) should be prefixed with M10Px  and every Feed-Rate Move (G01,G02,G03) should be prefixed With M11Px ( where x is the Output# controlling your laser trigger ).

Hope this helps,

Tweakie.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ess smopth stepper ran out of data error
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:03:20 AM »
Hi,

It would be best if you posted this question on the Warp9 forum. Andy will be able to explain what you have to do to resolve this far better than I can. https://www.warp9td.com/index.php/kunena/7-general-discussion

The FAQ advice is here;
https://www.warp9td.com/index.php/faq/faq-mach3#RanOutOfData

Tweakie.

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Mach 3 script for STOP button?
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:33:25 AM »
If you add the following to your stop button script then it should work.

Code "B0"
While IsMoving ()
Wend

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Hi John,

The 0x278 is just a default and you would be right using 0xec00 for Port #2.

In Config. / Ports & Pins / Spindle Setup  -  Enable Flood Mist Relays and set the desired Output#'s for M7 and M8 (1 to 6).
In Config. / Ports & Pins / Output Signals  -  Enable & set the desired Port (2) and Pin Numbers (17) for the Output#'s used above.

Hope this helps,

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 plugins
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:27:48 AM »
Most CAD/CAM software will convert Vector to Gcode which can be used with Mach3. Some are free, some are paid for - Google and see what you can find.

As an example Vectric Aspire https://release.vectric.com/products/aspire/ together with a Vectric Post Processor http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36639.0.html could handle all your vector laser requirements.

Tweakie.

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Hi StuartW,

I am pleased you found the answer.

Tweakie.

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Post Processors / Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:43:47 AM »
The M11/M10 commands only take effect at the instant of axis (any axis) movement.

Looking at your Gcode, the laser will be turned ON at the start of the line G1X133.333Y-150.000M11P1 and will remain ON until the start of this line G00X0.000Y0.000 when it will be turned OFF.

Tweakie.

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German / Re: Hilfe bei der Laser Einrichtung
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:36:22 AM »
I think you may be correct but I have never used a blue laser so I do not know for sure.
Each laser type (wavelength) certainly has it's own advantages and disadvantages.

Tweakie.

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Post Processors / Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:43:22 AM »
Locate your Vectric / Aspire / V8.0 / PostP folder and copy the new post processor there. Within Aspire, before creating the Gcode select the Mach3_Laser_mm post processor.
The Vectric manual has full details of selecting and using different post processors.

Tweakie.

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