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Linear cutting guidance
« on: June 27, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »
Hello all.  So i use Mach3 to run a linear cutting saw.  I make sequential cuts of a specified thickness any number of times.  Occasionally, i have to make a sequence of cuts at a different thickness immediately after i finish the first set. I have a loop that can generate the GCode for the set of sequential cuts.  I'm at a loss however as to how i can use the last X coordinate entered into the GCode list and use that as the start to add the new set of sequential cuts.  I realize i could add all of the cuts manually but i would rather i set up the screen to make the computer do it for me. 

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Peter

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Re: Linear cutting guidance
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 02:30:34 PM »
ok i think we are talking about soemthing like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHXoMG2s5yE

maybe i was not able t catch the entire Problem depending on my bad Bavarian english.

just to make sure we are talking about the same Thing.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Linear cutting guidance
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 08:18:40 AM »
Unfortunately no that is not what i need, but thank you for the reply. 
I cut small blocks of glass and need a way to program sequential cutting at 2 different thicknesses.

For Instance, Cut 4 times at a thickness of 5mm, then cutting 2 times at a thickness of 11mm.  I know what the gcode would look like I'm just at a loss as to how to get Mach3 to generate the code without me having to manually type it.  That way i can write the procedure up and teach it to other operators.

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Re: Linear cutting guidance
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 08:52:49 AM »
Use G91, Incremental mode.
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