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Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« on: April 05, 2020, 01:43:04 PM »
When putting in a file how and in which program Mach 3 or Lazy cam are we able to step and repeat the picture to get multiple of the item from one sheet.

 I will have lots of basic and I'm sure silly questions that I am having trouble finding the answers to. We have had our plasma cutter and the programs for a few years and unfortunately got taken by "training/trainer" we were promised and paid for. So we are finally in a place we can try and make the most of our purchase and passion. Thanks for all help and Patience.  :)

Offline Graham Waterworth

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Re: Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 08:00:25 PM »
Mach3 and Mach4 run gcode produced by LazyCAM and other CAM systems.
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Re: Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 01:46:37 AM »
Looking to see how you take one picture and make it into multiple

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Re: Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 02:15:14 AM »
Looking to see how you take one picture and make it into multiple

This is usually done in the CAD/CAM software prior to creating the Gcode for use with Mach3/4.
LazyCam is very old and outdated by modern CAD/CAM software standards - Vectric, for example, is reasonably priced and allows Copy & Paste as well as Nesting to create multiple images arranged to take the best advantage of material space.

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Re: Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 11:30:33 AM »
Looking to see how you take one picture and make it into multiple

This is usually done in the CAD/CAM software prior to creating the Gcode for use with Mach3/4.
LazyCam is very old and outdated by modern CAD/CAM software standards - Vectric, for example, is reasonably priced and allows Copy & Paste as well as Nesting to create multiple images arranged to take the best advantage of material space.

Tweakie.
Thank you for your response.  I am looking into it now!:)
Does Vectric produce gcode like lazy cam?

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Re: Need so much help in so many areas...:/ 1st..:)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 12:15:09 PM »
Looking to see how you take one picture and make it into multiple

This is usually done in the CAD/CAM software prior to creating the Gcode for use with Mach3/4.
LazyCam is very old and outdated by modern CAD/CAM software standards - Vectric, for example, is reasonably priced and allows Copy & Paste as well as Nesting to create multiple images arranged to take the best advantage of material space.

Tweakie.
Thank you for your response.  I am looking into it now!:)
Does Vectric produce gcode like lazy cam?

Yes, when you select adequate post processor.
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