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LCam Pro ver 2.05
« on: June 01, 2007, 10:50:10 PM »
Hi Art,

Here's what I got...

Still no Offsets actually created. But I do like the tab icons!  :)

Also noticed it is trying to do climb milling, even tho "Clockwise" is unchecked.

Thanks, Paul, Central OR
« Last Edit: June 01, 2007, 10:55:40 PM by PaulWC »

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 11:36:46 PM »
Hi, Paul

Try this .Lcam file, I think it's sorta what your looking for.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2007, 12:41:36 AM »
Paul:

  Doesnt sund like video card then, its not generatin gthe offsets.. Mine gives 1 chain, 8 entities created..

Still looking..
Art

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 01:38:31 AM »
Hi Chip,

Yep, that's pretty much what I've been trying for. It's the outside offsets that aren't generated on my Dell.

Hopefully it's going to be something simple to get it working. I transferred this computer from my office to the shop, so it still has a lot of stuff I haven't installed on my new office computer... so I'm not anxious to do a clean Windows install. LCam is the only app that isn't behaving, so I hope the solution is in there.

Thanks for all your work on my file(s). I'll post G-code after getting some shut-eye and see how it looks in Mach3 and Cutviewer Mill.

Paul, Central OR

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007, 02:16:35 AM »
Hi, Paul

I set the drill's for .070 with .010 step down, thy show the step down but don't drill as thy should though, No Peck action.

Did you find the .Tap file at LazyCam 2.02 page 4.

Gone for the night Hear, Chip

PM your Phone #, I'll give you a call today, I think the Clock is off on the site it's 2:15 Hear.

Art, thanks for the early Look.
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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007, 02:55:00 AM »
Hi Chip,

Turning in here as well... 11:54pm PDT. I'll get the phone no. out to you when I surface.

Thanks, Paul, Central OR

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007, 12:30:36 PM »
Hi, Art

Been working with Paul's file hear, For a while, If I set an outside offset at .125, I couldn't set a inside offset of .125, It would set a inside off set of .0625 though and after that I could set the .125 inside offset just fine.

Now inside and outsides is working fine.

It's now flaky again hear.

Mabey a clew in this, Chip
« Last Edit: June 02, 2007, 04:07:28 PM by afn09556 »

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007, 05:00:19 PM »
Hi Art,

Talked with Chip for quite awhile... some of it was actually about LCam and Mach3.  ;)

Found the following to work:

Open DXF
Select outside chain
Offset with Tool Dia: 0.0625, Inside, Clockwise toolpath unchecked... I get an outside offset with 0.0625" distance.

Same thing with 0.0938" Tool Dia. gets the correct offset.

Same thing with 0.1250" Tool Dia. gets the correct offset, but with the squared corners in the upper right "notch", rather than following the arc fillets.

If I Open DXF and try to go straight to a 0.1250" Tool Dia. offset... nothing is generated. For some reason, 0.0625" has to be run first. 0.0938" was arbitrary, but not neccessary to get the 0.1250" offset after generating a 0.0625" offset.

LCam still generates the Debug error when closing.

Hope this provides some clues...


Thanks, Paul, Central OR

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 03:05:20 AM »
Hi, Art & Brian

Getting very different results with LC 2.05 and LC 2.02, It's a small file using .0625 for tool dir.

Offsetting objects first then Pocketing, LC 2.05 not consistent at all hear.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: LCam Pro ver 2.05
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007, 05:45:44 PM »
PAUL

today i was playing with a drawing where the border and the part extents were the same size and i could not do a
outside offset.i made the drawing border larger than the part,then the outside offset worked.try adding a larger
border to your dxf then run it through lcam.see if that might help you.

bill