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This is an interesting thread.
Thank you  Graham for the URL for local cutters (UK).
Thanks to Rob for the info on technique he used.


Hi Rob,
Good work and exactly what I want to do.
So far without the success you have achieved.
Can you give more detail by PE if necessary.
IE which font used and software, I find some fonts wont work in LC.
Also interested in the shape of your cutter and what revs you used.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lost facility in V2.58?
« on: November 10, 2007, 05:27:17 PM »
Thanks Chip,

That does the job.

Must be my memory


LazyCam (Beta) / Lost facility in V2.58?
« on: November 09, 2007, 04:56:16 PM »
In  a previous version of LC (not sure which one) I am sure there was the ability to rotate the job so that the number of layers could be checked.
This is present in Mach2.58 but I cannot get it to work in LC2.58.

Anyone know differently.


General Mach Discussion / Speeding up text
« on: October 16, 2007, 05:47:25 PM »
HI Gang,
I am preparing to do some 'embossed' lettering.
Trying out the code generated by LazyCam it takes a long time to cut because I am using a 1/16 cutter to get good definition of the letters.
However this means the larger areas between letters take a long time to cut.
The answer must be to use two different size cutters.
How do I go about achieving  this using LC.

I feel someone must have already solved  this problem.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Joining chains/entities in LazyCam
« on: October 01, 2007, 06:43:56 PM »
Ergoman, thanks we have cracked it.

Increasing the tolerance setting resulted in the chains being joined.
I also found I was leaving points in the drawing which LC then interpreted as drilling points and these could be eliminated by 'remove points'
Funny, I had not noticed this before.

I also tried your gcode editing and that worked well too.

Thanks a lot


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Joining chains/entities in LazyCam
« on: September 30, 2007, 05:57:03 PM »
Thanks for the reply Ergoman.
Yes I do use autoclean and the DXF file was produced by AutoCAD and imported as v12.
I cut the part and it is dimensionaly spot on but cut in a far from efficient manner ie cutting disconnected chains despite the use of optimise.
The lines were laid out using the osnap technique.
I will try your suggestion of increasing the tolerance which is set at 1thou; oh but I was working in mms so that may be the problem.


LazyCam (Beta) / Joining chains/entities in LazyCam
« on: September 29, 2007, 06:04:20 PM »
In LC v2.47 I do not appear to be able to join together two separate chains.
If I select two adjacent chains the option is greyed out in the menu displayed by a right key click.
This means the cutter lifts clear then restarts the cut when it should just carry on around the profile.

Has this option been lost in these later versions or am I mis-undertanding something?


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LC v2.081 Text
« on: July 10, 2007, 05:36:12 PM »
Thanks Wilabee,
Your first line said it all for me!!!.
With just wanting to try out the TEXT facility I had completely forgotten to load a file.

Thanks for the memory jog.
Now to try again.


LazyCam (Beta) / LC v2.081 Text
« on: July 09, 2007, 06:08:57 PM »
I have tried using the TEXT facility in the latest LC without success; is it fully implememted?
I entered text, and was instructed to drag out a box and the text would appear in the box.

I could find no way of drawing a box or dragging the text..

Anyone done this yet.

Impressive list of fonts though.


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