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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 29, 2008, 08:48:17 PM »
News flash!!!! Amazing who would have thought too much memory was a bad thing! with the 512Meg on the machine PC it works without all the wierd distortions!

Very odd indeed!

Thanks for all the help, now m only problem is I can't do this at my desk I have to go to the shop to create filles.

 >:( ;D :o

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 29, 2008, 08:26:13 PM »
Bill,

2.8 GHz P4, 1.2 Gig memory, I can try this on the slower machine I use for my machine I  think that is a 1.8GHz P4 w/512 Gig of memory. Interesting thought, I'll try and get back with the information if this works. The wierd part is that even the built in txt function of LC didn't work?

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 29, 2008, 01:26:18 PM »
Bill,

I'll take a look at those files a bit later, have to deal with the end of month bill paying today and get in supplies so I don't need to go out again till Tuesday. I live near a large lake that attracts too many kooks on holidays so I just stock up and lock the gates till they all leave town.

Edit:

Bill the file looks good I tried the program you mentioned (free version) to clean the dxf, still didn't have any luck. Well let me backtrack a bit, now I am trying to create some acrylic house numbers 3126 to be exact, I made them in Corel draw saved as dxf and when I try to offset I get all sorts of strange shapes, single numbers seem to be ok in both v2.61 and v300.2. Next I did the same thing with LC and used the text tab, selected Times New Roman typed 3126, draged it to the page and tried offsets and get wierd shapes, large lobes and jagged triangles! I have tried this with both versions of LC, perhaps it just can't do a string of text only single characters?   

Well I am back at v2.61 again after deleteing everything again and still no closer to the answer, I can't think I am the first person to want to offset text.

Kristin


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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 11:30:42 PM »
ALL very strange, took me a while to delete LC, seems some files stay in Mach3 so I dumped that too and took out the folder which still had about eight files still remaining, could be why every previous time I loaded LC it still had the same tool table which I was trying to loose! Anyway now I am back to the 2.61 version of LC anot the 3.00.2 version and the offsets work fine!!! Well it's a coin toss now do I put 3.00.2 back or just go with what works?

Kristin


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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:36:09 PM »
Thanks Dave,

The two DXF files yours and mine look identical, even the same ref dimension up in the top right of the LC screen. I'll play around later and see what I get but I think it's time to remove/reboot/reinstall LC something must be going on there.

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:13:50 PM »
Already ran the file you sent, worked perfectly a very rough measurment of the large OD was .497 but I really didn't get the calipers straight so it's probably .500"

Might be time to just remove and reload LC and see what happens next. Could also be my DXF's from Solid Edge 2D but I have used them w/o ofsets and they seem to be accurate as well as DXF's exported from Corel Draw. I't really hot here in the front of the house where my PC is so I have to retreat and come back later to reload the program and give it another shot. I'll report the results, OH can you send the DXF you used to create the LC file that may clear up another bit of the puzzle if yours works and mine does not.

Krristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 07:51:27 PM »
3.00.2 pro edition.

I went back and verified that the selected tool was listed as .1875 dia, the feeds and speeds translated OK it was the offset that came out wierd.

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 07:30:18 PM »
Dave How very interesting the code now reads :

N55 G1  Z-0.0300  F1.00
N60 G2  I-0.0021  J0.0000  F10.00 N65 G0  Z0.1000
N70 G1  Z-0.0600  F1.00
N75 G2  I-0.0021  J0.0000  F10.00

Not the -0.0955 that my lazy came generated???

ODD indeed....

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 06:56:35 PM »
Dave,

I have tried that, just seem to be getting nowhere, I know I said I didn't want pre-made code but if you could just do a .191 dia through hole .25 deep and a 1/2" dia around that .125" deep at least I could compare the code. Oh I am using a 3/16 end mill so it has to be offset from what I can figure .0995" or is that a negative number too? I keep getting too big a circle with everything I try. I would think the offsets for this would be inside which I what I have been using, well another several hours wasted and I seem to be getting nowhere fast.

Kristin

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Learning Curve ahead!
« on: August 27, 2008, 05:27:38 PM »
Really not getting there, anybody with a clear step by step moving layers, offseting and deleting originals explantion, it seems I select the wrong thing to delete. Going to start again real simple with a single hole and a single recess, way too hot today again.

Kristin

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