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Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:10:10 AM »
Hi, I am trying to make a simple cut out in wood.....4x12 that i will use as a template....I have use the V-Carve Option, the Inlet Option. When I save its as a DXF...Convert in Lazycam to a Tap...Bring in Mach 3.....All I get is an "Empty" box with nothing in the middle to carve out..

Getting frustrated
Billy

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 11:28:14 AM »
Try G-Simple ( http://www.gsimple.eu/ ) It is extremely basic CAD/CAM and it is free.

You can design your product and produce the necessary Gcode to load directly into Mach3. There will be some reading and learning to do (from the manual) but you should be up and running in an hour or so.

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:30:18 AM »
Thanks...We just do Basic Engraving.. Nameplates  Seals & Plaques
Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 11:34:34 AM »
Its Not There...No Link to Download
Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 02:36:11 PM »
Got Tired, Brought it over to Engravelab Machine...Export as dxf...Cuts Fill but stops about 1/2 thru a 2x8 name plate
ALEX MARTINEZ.....Cuts as ALEX I

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 02:07:55 AM »
Looks like the G-Simple website has been hacked so forget about that one.

If you are using an unlicensed version of Mach3 (Demo Mode) then it will only run the first 500 lines of Gcode and may not complete your engraving job. Purchasing a license removes this restriction http://www.machsupport.com/shop/mach3/

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 06:49:51 AM »
Figured it out.......Had to re-set the Motor Tuning....So what we have to do...for now....Since this will be used for multiple runs...Set in Engravelab (We have 5.0 on a Windows 98 machine)...Export as dxf....Bring into this one and...VIOLA ! ! !
Hopefully I will have no more questions and my hair will grow back from where I had pulled it out :)

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 07:17:41 AM »
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Hopefully I will have no more questions and my hair will grow back from where I had pulled it out

I think it depends on your age Bill - mine hasn't grown back  :(

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 07:22:37 AM »
55....:)

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Re: Can not seem to carve out a simple box ?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
Not much difference there Bill - perhaps I was destined to go bald anyway  ;D

Seriously though, I am pleased you are having success.

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