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Can you help me make 2 identical components in one sheet?
« on: May 17, 2012, 08:07:02 AM »
Hi
Sorry, I did say there would be many questions. ;D

I need to make a "pair" of components. Now, I realize that I can simply make one and then shift the machine zero points to another loaction on the table but is there a way I can just copy a complete component and place it next to the first one?

Using Cambam and Mach3

Many thanks if you can assist.

Al.




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Re: Can you help me make 2 identical components in one sheet?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 08:23:42 AM »
Have a look at the nesting wizard.
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Re: Can you help me make 2 identical components in one sheet?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 08:44:01 AM »
If you're using CAD/CAM surely you just copy and paste the part and generate the toolpath for both parts. (Sorry for calling you shirley ;D)

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Re: Can you help me make 2 identical components in one sheet?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 08:44:38 PM »
Why would you bother? Write the cutting part as a subroutine, use two fixtures, cut one part then change fixtures and cut again. Five minute job to code that.

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Re: Can you help me make 2 identical components in one sheet?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 04:12:59 AM »
Why would you bother? Write the cutting part as a subroutine, use two fixtures, cut one part then change fixtures and cut again. Five minute job to code that.

well the clue was in the original question

Using Cambam and Mach3

If your using CAM then it's a fair (100%) bet you're using CAD - so copy n paste - of course it depends how quick you're fingers can do a ctrl-c ctrl-v but I reckon about half a second with practice  ;D

Ian

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