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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 08:03:11 PM »
Cool! Thanks!

On the netbook I am using the screen is 10.5 inches which is insanely small but works - It would be nicer to have the tool view bigger.

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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 08:04:04 PM »
And if you want a solid line instead of the dots you can choose that option I mentioned above. It can get cluttered though with it but a click in the toolpath window will clear them and shouldnt cause any issues, its usually just rotating or zooming that will.
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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 08:04:51 PM »
Cool! Thanks!

On the netbook I am using the screen is 10.5 inches which is insanely small but works - It would be nicer to have the tool view bigger.

Easy enough to make an additional page in the screenset and have a bigger toolpath :)
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 08:08:50 PM »
 :D
I dont have any fancy enclosures or super floods of coolant.
So ... I just look at the part. :)

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 08:12:08 PM »
:D
I dont have any fancy enclosures or super floods of coolant.
So ... I just look at the part. :)
Obviously you just do light cuts then, mine is usually under 1m depth of chips ;D
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 08:28:15 PM »
 :D
I have let them build up a bit, but rarely to 1m.
Most of mine get blown to the floor. When I have to dig a pit to change the part, I clean up a bit. :)

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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 09:12:54 PM »
I just normally look at the Z axis dro to see where it is at(;-) I came from an era that did not even have a display just 3 neon displays XYZ. and before that 3 mechanical dials 1 per axis.

Just a thought, (;-) TP
Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 09:16:06 PM »
when VCarve does the code - I do not see how many passes it programs. it just spits out the code and it works.

So knowing where z axis is a good thing but that doesn't tell me what pass of how many it is on.

Thanks!!! Merry Christmas!!

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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 09:18:29 PM »
There is no other way other than looking at the code? All MAch3 knows is what line of gcode is currently being executed. It has no concept of "passes"
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Re: pass 1 of however many....
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 09:20:46 PM »
Thanks!!!