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Scanything
« on: February 14, 2015, 07:15:17 AM »
I found this program on the Sheetcam website today and I'm wondering if anyone here has used it.
I have managed to get Scanything to work but I can't save any file without purchasing the licence. Before I do that I'd be keen to hear of anyones experience with it.

I have been looking for a template tracing program for awhile now. I have tried and tried to get the copycat addon in Mach3 to work properly but it doesn't. That was a waste of money.
Re: Scanything
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 09:02:22 AM »

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Re: Scanything
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 03:15:09 PM »
You can count on anything that LES at SheetCam produces, WORKS. And he WILL support it.

(;-) TP

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Re: Scanything
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 07:38:53 PM »
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have tried and tried to get the copycat addon in Mach3 to work properly but it doesn't. That was a waste of money.

Not sure what our doing.
Copycat works....read the manual!

RICH
Re: Scanything
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 08:30:43 PM »
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have tried and tried to get the copycat addon in Mach3 to work properly but it doesn't. That was a waste of money.

Not sure what our doing.
Copycat works....read the manual!

RICH
Rich, I appreciate the work that you put into the manual and I have read it SO many times thinking I'm doing something wrong.
The problem that I wrote about in this topic is what I get every time.
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,27456.0.html

Here's a small file I did of a rectangular plate with 2x 10mm holes in the lower corners.
When I load that file into Mach3 it wants to cut 2x huge holes that are not even close to where they should be.

This is a little off topic but it's the problem I'm having with Copycat that made me look for other solutions.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 08:37:06 PM by ozymax »

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Re: Scanything
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 07:43:14 AM »
ozymax,

I use CopyCat infrequently. So I would need to spend time looking at both Mach and Copycat to get a better perspective of the problem.
I use it mostly to get the profiles of objects for both the lathe and the mill by backplotting the gcode.
As far as the manual goes, well, I wrote it because there was no instructions on how to use it and accomplished  the writing by hacking away at it.
Understand your frustration.....what more can i say.

Maybe Ron will read this post and can look into it since it's a NFS program.

RICH

Re: Scanything
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 08:08:09 AM »
I started a conversation with Mach support yesterday, so maybe they can solve the problem.
Would you be so kind as to load that text file into Mach3 and post a screen shot of what you get?
I'd appreciate the help.

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Re: Scanything
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 08:20:49 AM »
ozymax,

Using your posted code file :
Same code used in Mach, but with different IJ MODE configurations in Mach.
See attached pic.

Isn't that what you want ? :)

RICH
Re: Scanything
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 08:43:54 AM »
The top picture shows what I was wanting, but I just get the bottom picture.
So how or what do I need to do?
What is IJ MODE and where does it come into it?

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Re: Scanything
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 09:09:18 AM »
Mach3 is configurable for the way one works.

You can change how Mach will interpret the G code.
Config>General Configuration...and in the approx middle of the screen you will see where you can select
the Distance and IJ modes.

RICH