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Offline gcafonso

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Plasma machine simulation - M3 inhibit
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:40:51 AM »
Hello,

I have a plasma machine, working fine, with a digital THC developed by me.

But sometimes I would like to simulate the machine path, without the plasma torch to fire.

Today the only way I can do it is turning the plasma power off, THC Off and then I can run the program to see if fits inside the material, or if anything else will work fine before the cut.

Is there a method to inhibit the M3 command, and then simulate the path with machine movement?

At this forum there is a great tool (mach3toolbox plasma check if material fits) for checking if material fits, but I would like to run the complete program without plasma torch to firer.

Thank you for any help.

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Re: Plasma machine simulation - M3 inhibit
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 06:37:00 PM »
Just playing with it here M5 turns the torch off.  You could also use block delete enable and edit your code for the block delete on the lines the M3s are on I think but best to let some of the plasma guys answer this for sure.

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Re: Plasma machine simulation - M3 inhibit
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 03:21:26 PM »
This may help. There are also other ways as Brett mentioned.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,22697.0.html

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Re: Plasma machine simulation - M3 inhibit
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:56 AM »
I have another suggestion to make.
I draw a button on the screen "THC ON" the OEM button 123 "Torch enable toggle" and then i modify the M3 macro like that.

If GetOEMLed (24) Then
   DoSpinCW()
End If   

So when i push this button and d energize the THC the torch want go down but the movement on axis X and Y are done.

Simple or not?