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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LCam Foam 2D
« on: July 12, 2008, 12:15:41 AM »
Hi, Sam

I'll look at your file now, Where do you live.

What is the gray outline? Its a box I deleted

What all the gray lines that can be moved around? (Rapids?) Yes sorta, thy don't post though

Is there a way to tell the software it is not allowed to break thru any chains with cuts? Just have to move the lead-in around some I think

Or to connect one cut to the next without going to an edge? Probably need to move  lead-in then edit the G-code.

It's still bata ver, It try's but needs help now and then.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning issues
« on: July 11, 2008, 10:00:39 PM »
Hi, HurcoMatt

Do you have "J1" pin 13 pulled  Low for "Logic low = SPI mode" and "J1" pin 14 to Data-out (in SPI mode) output to pin 1 on your 25 pin printer port. ?

I haven't tuned the 2000 series, Just the 9## series, Check the pin assignments and notes.

Hears a link to the manual.  http://www.rutex.com/us/home/index.htm

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with pulse width
« on: July 11, 2008, 06:37:21 PM »
Hi, Pablo

I think the sherline 1\2 step mode is the widest pules width Mach has.

Some stepper controls are sensitive to leading and trailing Edge Pulses (Dir, Step pulses, X'ed or Checked).

Try them both ways, Ether "All" Checked or X, "Your Axis Directions will Reverse", So be Care-Full (Test center of Table).

Direction change should be set in Home & Limits page (Reversed Coll-um).

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LCam Foam 2D
« on: July 11, 2008, 05:55:52 PM »
Hi, Sam

Use the REPLY Button and post an example dxf., I'll generate a test for you

You may need a LC Pro lic. for it though, The one below has no G00 moves.

LazyCam will cut from one side in Hot-Wire Mode, See Att. Pic's.

After "Create Path" move lead-ins around before posting code seems to work.

Not a hot wire user hear.

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Simple Engraving question
« on: July 11, 2008, 04:50:35 PM »
Hi, Clickmrmike

You can calculate the depth, But will still probably need to adjust it some anyway.

Not automatic, You'll need to set your Cut Depth to something greater than you need, Cut Start to 0, Rapid Hight to .2 or so, In LazyCam.

Do some test cuts and Jog your Z axis up and Re-Zero the Z axis till you get the cut width you want.

Use a  panel the same thickness for test cuts or measure the "cutter tip to plate clearance" and Zero your Z axis above the plate using the same value.

Hope this Helps, Chip

Hi, Oskie

Try this LCam xml, Make a copy of yours and delete your LazyCam xml, Rename this one and give it a try.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Kerry

Un-check "Persistent DRO's" should do it.


Hi, Oskie

Check the "Setup" page Options, Your's may be set different.

I reloaded your dxf and just posted the code with no changes and got this below (last pic.).

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Progressive Move Error with X and Y
« on: July 08, 2008, 04:37:27 PM »
Hi, Carl

Your Gecko's are also opto-isolated (internally).


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: reset home with G code
« on: July 07, 2008, 10:31:15 AM »
Hi, Sam

It's now a little clearer, Ref All Home will reset your Dro's to zero, I think a Macro to send to home position might work.

I'll think on it, Maybe someone will comment further.

Thanks, Chip