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Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:40:43 PM »
Mach 3- Sheet cam - plasma.
<<Cut start is above rapid clearance plane.......... >>
What did I do wrong?? TYIA.

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Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 06:58:26 PM »
You have the position for the start of the cut ABOVE what you have for the rapid clearance position. Look in the tools section for the cut height and check under job options for the rapid height setting.

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« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 07:01:19 PM by BR549 »
Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 12:34:09 AM »
I am new, so very sorry to be so dumb. I redrew it and opened in sheet cam , ran the post processor and get the same error as before, but last time it gave me 6 of the same error, now it is down to 1. but same error as before. :(
Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 12:47:00 AM »
In  sheet cam can you insert the kerfs like you do in autocad?
Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 01:56:50 AM »
GOT IT. THANKS for the help.

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Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 10:27:49 AM »
Scam will compensate for the kerf width for you. Just draw to size and specify in your tool setup what the kerf width really is . Then Scam will offset the code to compensate.

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Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 10:16:25 PM »
LOL. Thought I had it......It is making all the cuts twice the size I drew them in Draftsight. I there a place in Mach3 to adjust sizes???? Thanks Again. Tom
Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 10:19:26 PM »
I.E. I am cutting a 3.5 inch disc with 4---- 3/4 inch holes. I am getting a 7 inch disc with 4------1 1/2 inch holes.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 10:57:41 PM »
well, you can adjust scaling, to the right of each dro, where it says "1" change it to ".5"  Probably much better to adjust sizes in cad/cam .

John

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Re: Plasma -Easy question but got me stumped
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 10:36:22 AM »
BEST to get it correct in the CAD side. OR are you scaling it bringing  it into Scam ?

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