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Offline Chris.Botha

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #300 on: August 21, 2010, 11:47:33 PM »
wish me luck with this one... 25%bigger than the biggest rign i have ever cut, 2.7 million lines of code..






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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #301 on: August 22, 2010, 01:21:13 AM »
Keep this up Chris and you will be the first person to exceed the licenced Mach maximum line limit.  ;D

As always excellent work.

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #302 on: August 22, 2010, 02:43:18 AM »
is there one????
wow??? never considered that? the longest path in this series is about 1.2million lines and the rest are saved out in a per index fashion?

not got to cut this yet, probably tommorow actually, hope i dont hit a snag?

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #303 on: August 22, 2010, 04:52:16 AM »
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Mach3 has a limit of 10,000,000 lines of Gcode even after licensing.

Still a way to go Chris.  ;D

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #304 on: August 22, 2010, 05:19:56 AM »
phewwwwwwww

lol

Ok roughing done, now the first finishing pass :)

Had to cut up a energy drink can to get a tube remelt thick enough

off to the trusty lathe for finishing and truing


Hook her onto the conical clamps and setup time

load path

and rough!

roughing done after 3 stepdown levels

finishing pass started :)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #305 on: August 22, 2010, 06:50:36 AM »
Rotary pass done, 2h later

add some oil.. (some people claim this helps, i use it but honestly cant tell any difference when using it)

start the index passes (new cutter.. grr K.O'd the last one with the oild bottle!

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #306 on: August 22, 2010, 07:55:52 AM »
Why the switch to DeskProto?
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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #307 on: August 22, 2010, 03:54:48 PM »
RhinoCam rides on top of Rhino, rhino has a max mem usage of 3gb so very large mesh files with tight stepovers are nigh impossible to path in RhinoCam at current. I hope the release of Rhino5 64Bit will mean rhinocam goes 64bit too :)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #308 on: August 22, 2010, 06:13:29 PM »
finally done!




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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #309 on: August 23, 2010, 01:46:20 AM »
That is truly amazing, from concept to part how many hours are in something like that?

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