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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 07:28:30 AM »
Thanks Tweakie,

I will give this a shot.

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »
Hi Tweakie,

I tried the program and I could not get it generate code. It opened a text document and it was empty. No code. I am at a lost. Anymore advice?

Thanks

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 09:05:02 PM »
I have no idea what you drill pattern looks like but see if this is it.

(;-) TP

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2012, 09:13:56 PM »
I have no idea what you drill pattern looks like but see if this is it.

(;-) TP

Sample of NC Direct from Altium 9

G92
M48
INCH,TZ
FMAT,2
T01C0.0300
T02C0.0310
T03C0.0350
T04C0.0550
T05C0.0600
DETECT,ON
%
G90
T01
X5182Y1540
Y1360
X5075Y1680
X5055Y1945
X5355
X5235Y1820
X5375Y1680
X5500Y1719
X5699
X5599Y1905
X4162Y1520
X4258Y1472
X4358Y1520
X4680Y1370
X4788Y1360
Y1540
X4935Y1820
X4719Y1779
X4680Y1670
X4460Y1705
X4520Y1779
X4619Y1965
X4300Y1705
X4855Y2080
X4825Y2230
X4705
Y2530
X4825
X4555Y2080
X4460Y2205
X4300
X4240Y2430
Y2730
X4480Y2802
X4432Y2902
X4480Y2998
X4660Y2798
X5055Y2685
Y2985
X5215Y2916
X5375Y2965
X5495Y2785
X5375Y2665
X5755Y2825
X5215Y3034
X5495Y3085
X5167Y3300
X5267Y3348
X5363Y3300
X5325Y3135
X5025
X5012Y3700
X5547Y3225
X5647Y3273
X5743Y3225
X5755Y3125
X4560Y3110
X4420Y3390
X4560Y3410
X4520Y3560
X4680
X4618Y3700
X4420Y3690
X4660Y3192
X4760Y3300
X4860
X4960
T02
X4935Y2853
Y2657
X4625Y2458
Y2262
X5147Y2040
X5343
X5562Y2045
X5758
X5635Y2677
Y2873
T03
X4305Y1820
X4965Y2220
Y2520
X4305Y2100
X5065Y2220
X5165
X5265
X5365
X5465
X5565
X5665
Y2520
X5565
X5465
X5365
X5265
X5165
X5065
T04
X5300Y1501
Y1321
X5500Y1325
Y1505
X4509Y1310
X4505Y1510
X5434Y3400
X5430Y3600
X5701Y3640
X5705Y3440
X5000Y3544
X4800Y3540
T05
X5715Y1380
M30

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 09:26:11 PM »
I posted a Gcode file see IF it is what you needed.

(;-) TP

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2012, 09:32:13 PM »
I tried it and it works. Z axis needs minor adjustment, but work well. How did you do it?

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 09:57:24 AM »
I used a program called SheetCam to bring in the file as an excellon drill file then converted it  to Gcode. Les has it setup to be able to tune the process to account for different things.

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
Thanks a lot. I'll look for it online. Can you guide me through with what you did for my nc file?

Thanks.

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 03:45:44 PM »
The only thing complicated is getting the Number format right when you import the file into SheetCam. The picture shows all the settings I used.

When importing you use the excellon option.

Then Scam does ALL the work and you will see the toolpathing in Scam and all the tools are set up AND all the operations are done for you. ALL you have left to do is post the program to Gcode. You must select the proper post for your machine . In this case it is the MACH3 post.

(;-) TP

« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 03:47:32 PM by BR549 »

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Re: Altium 9 to Mach3
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2012, 06:41:00 PM »
Thanks a lot. I in the process of learning SheetCam now. Thanks for your time and effort. It is more valuable than you know.

Thanks again.