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setting multipul milling depths
« on: March 03, 2006, 08:06:21 PM »
hi
I'm new to Mach 3 is there an easy way to set different cutting depths in the same part file with out haveing to edit g codes? i had a shop-bot and in their software all i had to do was assign the depth to what ever colors i had drawn in the part file.  simply. if i have two circles in a file how do i mill one deeper than the other one
thanks giosig

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Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 09:43:20 AM »
If it's a .dxf, put each circle on it's own layer and set the layer depth during import. Or download LazyCAM from the downloads section and try that.
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Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 10:24:36 PM »
thanks but how do you get each circle on a seprate layer. i can't seem to seperate them
thanks again
Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 07:12:19 AM »
click on the circle in LCam and you will see some cutting data pop up on the right side. There is a place to set the depth of each chain regardless of the layer...
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Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 08:45:37 PM »
thanks
when i set the depth for the first one and try to change the depth for the second one it changes the first one to the same as the second. i'm not doing something right
Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 04:48:22 PM »
Is this in Lazy Cam? IF it is Please type the settings that you would like to change in to the selected  chain properties on the righthand side.

IF you need I can get you a pic or I will do a video...
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Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 08:30:24 PM »
in lazy cam
i click on the first circle

#of chains 2
layers1
primitives2

chain id 0
cut#1
depth 1.00

i click on the second circle

#of chains 2
layers1
primitives2

chain id 1
cut#1
depth 1.00

if i change the depth on one the second one changes over and matches the depth of the other one as you can see
a vid would be great
also when i run a program in mach 3 it'll run for a while and then start jerking or stop. coulde this be a ram issue. i have 168 megs on the computer or a windows problem. i've tried to strip wn2000 down the the min.
thanks for the help giosig
Re: setting multipul milling depths
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 06:49:12 AM »
okay I will do a video for you in the next day or so (I am going to see if there is a bug there too...)
Thank you for the help
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