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Why no tool path?
« on: April 02, 2010, 02:46:57 PM »
First let me state that I am new here and have not read all the posts ...

Any idea why my dxf doesn't create any toolpath?

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Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 06:13:53 PM »
Works here in LazyTurn.
Did you read the manual on how to install LazyTurn?

Hmm....did you select a tool and then select a rough or finish pass?
It dosn't do it automaticaly..... ;)
RICH
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 06:15:26 PM by RICH »
Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 10:48:48 PM »
Works here in LazyTurn.
Did you read the manual on how to install LazyTurn?

Hmm....did you select a tool and then select a rough or finish pass?
It dosn't do it automaticaly..... ;)
RICH
As far as I can tell, LazyTurn is installed OK. It works just fine on the sample files and several others found here on the forum.
I tried multiple tools and both rough and finish pass.
All mine would do is face (is that the correct term?) the material.

Ken
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 10:50:20 PM by kenserdar »

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Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 11:04:50 PM »
Well then, it seems that LT is working correctly for you if the other dxf's are working. So it may be a matter of how you are defining and using the tools.
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All mine would do is face (is that the correct term?) the material.
Do you mean a rough cut? You can't do facing / cutting of the stock face.

When you say all mine.......do you mean the drawings or DXF's that you are creating for import into LT?

RICH
Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 07:09:23 PM »
Well then, it seems that LT is working correctly for you if the other dxf's are working. So it may be a matter of how you are defining and using the tools.
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All mine would do is face (is that the correct term?) the material.
Do you mean a rough cut? You can't do facing / cutting of the stock face.

When you say all mine.......do you mean the drawings or DXF's that you are creating for import into LT?

RICH

I think I have the answer ... It appears that the default tools need some changes to make the desired cuts.
I will have to reread the tools section and define my tools better.

Thanks for the help.
Ken

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Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 07:59:54 PM »
Ken,
That's what i like to hear "re-read the tools section" .
What or is there something missing in the manual that didn't come across?
RICH
Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 12:05:40 PM »
Ken,
That's what i like to hear "re-read the tools section" .
What or is there something missing in the manual that didn't come across?
RICH

OK, I got my tools defined correctly and the tool paths show correctly.

Just one little issue - snipet from attached file:
G0 X0.3800
   Z0.0006
G1 Z0.0006 X0.0001
  Z0.0006 X0.1800
  Z-0.0082 X0.1829
  Z-0.0278 X0.1868
  Z-0.0475 X0.1903
  Z-0.0673 X0.1934
  Z-0.0772 X0.1948
  Z-0.1070 X0.1982
  Z-0.1369 X0.2006
  Z-0.1568 X0.2017
  Z-1.9668 X0.2130
  Z-2.0168 X0.2129
  Z-2.1368 X0.2131
  Z-2.3700 X0.2130
G0 X0.3800
(--------------End of Finish path-----------)

Why does LazyTurn put this very deep plunge into the code?

Ken

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Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 04:58:46 PM »
Ken,
I don't know, you would need to ask ART.
The finish pathing is still being developed. May need to go to origin for the final calc's to be done.  ???
It not realy cutting material.

RICH
Re: Why no tool path?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 05:52:08 PM »
Ken,
I don't know, you would need to ask ART.
The finish pathing is still being developed. May need to go to origin for the final calc's to be done.  ???
It not realy cutting material.

RICH

Since I am turning between centers ... that move would be very fatal to my machine and work piece.

Ken