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Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:05:11 PM »
I converted a gear to DXF. It looked good on Lazycam. The lines and arcs were connected to eachother but they were in different colors. Arcs looked green and Lines looked blue, which meant that the CNC machine treated them differently. So when I try to make the part with the CNC. The CNC spindle starts with the line, then stops, goes up (Z), then comes down and works on the arc, then goes up again and stops, then goes down again and does the line. It treats the arc and line as if they are not one piece ... Very inefficient. So it takes me 4 times as long to finish a part. How do I make lazycam consider the arc and line as one? Attached is an image of what I'm talking about. Thank you!
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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 08:44:04 PM »
Sounds like the lines and arcs are not joined together. Can you post the .dxf?
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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 08:53:51 PM »
Here is one example. Thanks!

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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 09:07:36 PM »
Can you attach the "lcam" file and I'll have a look when i get a chance.
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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 09:20:02 PM »
Attached is the Lcam. Thanks!
Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 09:23:33 PM »
Could not open in Autocad 2004 or Sheetcam
But did in Artcam and Rhino
saved as dxf they look fine
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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 09:30:16 PM »
It opens in AutoCAD 2013, and looks fine there. I don't use  LazyCAM, so I can't tell you why it's doing that.
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Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 09:48:54 PM »
The problem is not whether it opens or not. The problem is my Mach3 is considering the lines and arcs as separate, and it works on each piece seperately instead of working on the whole thing as a solid piece.
Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 09:57:43 PM »
Change the "connection tolerance" in LCam to .010 and see what you get.
It works here. Looks like your arcs and lines are not connected.
Russ
Re: Lazycam Lines + Arcs
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 10:02:54 PM »
That's it. The I zoomed in very closely and some parts were not attached to each other but they were not visible without zooming. I changed the tolerance and clicked optimized and they got connected. Thanks a lot Overloaded and everyone else.