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General Mach Discussion / Re: Software Limit!
« on: July 27, 2006, 03:54:59 PM »
Hi, Glenn

As far as I now there is no time limit on the software, there is a 1000 lines of Gcode limit. maybe that is what is going on.

The limit is only on the code you have loaded at any given time, in the code window.

With no Gcode loaded will it reset ?

Where are you located, if in USA post a Personial Message (online) ill give you a call, else just hear.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Software Limit!
« on: July 27, 2006, 02:30:46 PM »
Hi, Glenn

Check under Config, Homing/Limits the default values are 100, -100 x y z maybe something has changed hear.

Hope this helps Chip

Hi, David

Not knowing which ver. of Mach?, LC generated or whether it's your own Gcode.

Double click on the image in view window, if that doesn't resize it, check for a Dot in your DXF file, they can be so small you can't see them.

Some where in your Gcode there is probably a move to this spot.

Post the Gcode.

Hope this helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Sorry I am out
« on: July 22, 2006, 10:38:40 PM »
Hi, Brian

Congratulations, Passing the floor, won't be long now.

Best, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: lazycam
« on: July 22, 2006, 10:21:22 PM »
Hi, Brian

Congratulations, hope all is well, change the any chance to when thing's settle down.

Any chance this could get fixed in LC and posted to FTP site.

Plasma post. We useley set the Pierce Hight to 0 and Initial Hight to 0  In thye code below the M3's after line N155, N170, N185, N200 and N215 are missing.

If the Pierce Hight and Initial Hight are at default values I think there is an extra G4 P1.000 generated.

Pierce Hight and Initial Hight=0

N5 (File test55Dotpolyline )
N10 (File Posted in Plasma Mode)
N15 (Friday, July 14, 2006)
N20 G90 G80 G40 G91.1
N25 G0 X0.0000 Y0.5020 Z0.0000
N30 M3
N35 G4 P1.0000
N40 G1 Y1.0040  F22.00
N45    X1.0000
N50    Y0.0000
N55    X0.0000
N60    Y0.5020
N65 G4 P1.0000
N70 M5
N75 G0 X1.6996 Y1.6058
N80 M3
N85 G4 P1.0000
N90 G2 X2.5020 Y2.0080 I0.3004 J0.4022
N95    X1.6996 Y1.6058 I-0.5020 J0.0000
N100 G4 P1.0000
N105 M5
N110 G0 X3.0000 Y1.0040
N115 M3
N120 G4 P1.0000
N125 G1 X4.0000 Y2.0080
N130    Y0.0000
N135    X2.0000
N140    X3.0000 Y1.0040
N145 G4 P1.0000
N150 M5
N155 G0 X3.0000 Y1.2500
N160 G4 P1.0000
N165 M5
N170    X3.7500 Y2.0000
N175 G4 P1.0000
N180 M5
N185    Y2.7500
N190 G4 P1.0000
N195 M5
N200    X0.2500
N205 G4 P1.0000
N210 M5
N215    Y1.5000
N220 G4 P1.0000
N225 M5
N230    X4.0000 Y2.2500
N235 M3
N240 G4 P1.0000
N245 G1 Y2.7500
N250 G3 X3.7500 Y3.0000 I-0.2500 J0.0000
N255 G1 X0.2500
N260 G3 X0.0000 Y2.7500 I-0.0000 J-0.2500
N265 G1 Y1.5000
N270 G3 X0.2500 Y1.2500 I0.2500 J-0.0000
N275 G1 X2.7500
N280 G4 P1.0000
N285 M5
N290 G0 Z0.0000
N295 M5 M9
N300 X0.0 Y0.0
N305 G40 G80

Pierce Hight and Initial Hight set to default values.
I don't now which G4 should be removed probley the first one as I havent used it with a plasma cutter. Mabey It's proper just dosen't make sence to me ?, and shouldent there be a Z move from Pierce Hight to Initial Hight. ?

N5 (File test55Dotpolyline )
N10 (File Posted in Plasma Mode)
N15 (Friday, July 14, 2006)
N20 G90 G80 G40 G91.1
N25 G0 X0.0000 Y0.5020 Z0.0000
N30 M3
N35 G4 P1.0000
N40 G1 Z0.1500  F2.00
N45    Y1.0040  F22.00
N50    X1.0000
N55    Y0.0000
N60    X0.0000
N65    Y0.5020
N70 G4 P1.0000
N75 M5
N80 G0 X1.6996 Y1.6058 Z0.0000
N85 M3
N90 G4 P1.0000
N95 G1 Z0.1500  F2.00
N100 G2 X2.5020 Y2.0080 I0.3004 J0.4022 F22.00
N105    X1.6996 Y1.6058 I-0.5020 J0.0000
N110 G4 P1.0000
N115 M5
N120 G0 X3.0000 Y1.0040 Z0.0000
N125 M3
N130 G4 P1.0000
N135 G1 Z0.1500  F2.00
N140    X4.0000 Y2.0080  F22.00
N145    Y0.0000
N150    X2.0000
N155    X3.0000 Y1.0040
N160 G4 P1.0000
N165 M5
N170 G0 Z0.0000
N175    X3.0000 Y1.2500
N180 M3
N185 G4 P1.0000
N190 G1 Z0.1500  F2.00
N195 G4 P1.0000
N200 M5
N205 G0 Z0.0000
N210    X3.7500 Y2.0000
N215 M3
N220 G4 P1.0000-------------------------------------------------------------
N225 G1 Z0.1500
N230 G4 P1.0000------------------------------------------------------------
N235 M5
N240 G0 Z0.0000
N245    Y2.7500
N250 M3
N255 G4 P1.0000---------------------------------------------------------------
N260 G1 Z0.1500
N265 G4 P1.0000---------------------------------------------------------------
N270 M5
N275 G0 Z0.0000
N280    X0.2500
N285 M3
N290 G4 P1.0000----------------------------------------------------------------
N295 G1 Z0.1500
N300 G4 P1.0000----------------------------------------------------------------
N305 M5
N310 G0 Z0.0000
N315    Y1.5000
N320 M3
N325 G4 P1.0000-----------------------------------------------------------------
N330 G1 Z0.1500
N335 G4 P1.0000----------------------------------------------------------------
N340 M5
N345 G0 X4.0000 Y2.2500 Z0.0000
N350 M3
N355 G4 P1.0000
N360 G1 Z0.1500
N365    Y2.7500  F22.00
N370 G3 X3.7500 Y3.0000 I-0.2500 J0.0000
N375 G1 X0.2500
N380 G3 X0.0000 Y2.7500 I-0.0000 J-0.2500
N385 G1 Y1.5000
N390 G3 X0.2500 Y1.2500 I0.2500 J-0.0000
N395 G1 X2.7500
N400 G4 P1.0000
N405 M5
N410 G0 Z0.0000
N415 M5 M9
N420 X0.0 Y0.0
N425 G40 G80

Thank's Chip

Hi Bagpipes

Under Config - Motor Home/Soft Limits, Check the Reversed column for the Axis you need to revers.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: One problem one suggestion
« on: July 13, 2006, 12:48:33 AM »
Hi Brian and All

Version 2.56 of LazyCam in 1.90.064 fixed the " Problem - in LZ anytime when i try moving the origin i get MS error that kicks me out of the program".

I've had this problem for awhile, most all Version's, Thank's Brian.

Brian can you add the M3,M5 and Plasma, to Dot/Point/G81 Gcode.

Thank's Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Can Lazycam be used to carve text?
« on: July 13, 2006, 12:32:57 AM »
Hi, SpookyDad

You need to Explode or Un-group the Text before saving it to DXF, I use TurboCad 8, It should be under Format, Modfy  or Option's in Coral.

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: lazycam
« on: July 10, 2006, 02:38:05 PM »
Hi, Brian

Thing's are getting pretty nice hear with LaxyCam. Could you put on your list to add to Plasma, Dot/Point/G81 Function.

It would also be nice to have a default setting's for Layer Control Window to save,  Startup Value's across the board and add a (None) Option to Leadin Type box.

On a liter note, I have several Compact 5's It's a nice little lathe.

The tool changer's default's with rev. lower voltage to hold in last change pos. when selected it times a move to just beyond next tool pos. and rev. lower voltage to lock.

It's really no deferent than relying on stepper's to move with no feedback, It's a little slow but automatic work's nice.

Thank's Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: lazycam
« on: July 06, 2006, 03:00:25 PM »
Hi, Brian

Would / could you please comment on the changes you've made from one rev. to another.

I now are busy, maybe (LasyCam Revision Note's) just short comment's.

Thank's Chip