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Rapid height - plunge clearance between each pass
« on: July 10, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »
Hi.
I have used lazycam for a while now, and also bought it.
I have a problem though. When i do multiple passes, lets say i cut 9mm total with passes of 1mm, the Z goes up to rapid height and/or plunge clearance betwwen each pass...
This is very time consuming and reallly annoying!
I have searched the net for solutions but so far i have found nothing.

Here is an example of code generated with lazycam:

N5 (File Name = holdertillimitswitch on Tuesday, July 10, 2012)
N10 (Default Mill Post)
N15  G91.1
N20 G0  Z2.0000
N25 M3
N30  X15.0000  Y15.0000
N35  Z0.1000
N40 G1  X5.0000  Z-0.2500  F7000.00
N45 G0  Z2.0000
N50  X15.0000
N55  Z0.1000
N60 G1  Z-0.5000 
N65  X5.0000   
N70 G0  Z2.0000
N75  X15.0000
N80  Z0.1000
N85 G1  Z-0.7500 
N90  X5.0000   
N95 G0  Z2.0000
N100  X15.0000
N105  Z0.1000
N110 G1  Z-1.0000 
N115  X5.0000   
N120 G0  Z2.0000
N125  X15.0000
N130  Z0.1000
N135 G1  Z-1.2500 
N140  X5.0000   
N145 G0  Z2.0000
N150  X15.0000
N155  Z0.1000
N160 G1  Z-1.5000

There must be a solution to this?

Regards Nic

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Re: Rapid height - plunge clearance between each pass
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 05:09:04 PM »
Nic,
That is just the way the code is generated for a straight line and you can't do anything in LC about it.

RICH
Re: Rapid height - plunge clearance between each pass
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 12:11:24 AM »
Just thought there was some function in LC that made it possible not to go to Rapid Height for every pass. It does not make sense to go from z-2 to z+2 just to go down to z-3 in the same xy coordinate...

I know the piece of code that i posted is not a good example because of the X changes after each pass.

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Re: Rapid height - plunge clearance between each pass
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 06:07:47 AM »
Is what it is .....nothing more that I know of or can say.
RICH