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Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« on: December 03, 2007, 01:56:10 PM »
Dont know if this belongs in LC forum or here, but I´ll try it here

Just upgraded to Mach 3 v 2.60, but now I get all sorts of strange  toolpath, NOT AT ALL what i draw i acad or posted from LC.

ANy idea what this could be.

Worked great until I updated Mach 3

Se attached pics

Best reg
Cory
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 02:08:45 PM »
You should update to the new LazyCam 1st.
You can put each part in there own layer & choose the parts that will cut 1st, 2nd ect.

Ron
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 02:19:20 PM »
This is 1 layer cut, just a test dxf I used a few days ago to test roundness, and it worked then


Update?

I have v 2.58, and this worked with mach3 v 2.00.65

Are there any updates of this?, i have bought the pro v for pocketing and offsets

Hmmmm. a little confused

Best reg
Cory
« Last Edit: December 03, 2007, 02:22:06 PM by corydoras »
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 02:29:22 PM »
The LazyCam I have is 2.00.060. Here is a pic. Very nice. I have a Cam program so I no longer use it.

Ron
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 07:18:48 AM »
I'm going to take a shot in the dark here....

Looks to me like in the .dxf version of the file that the circles were a group (block).  LAZY CAM (especially newer versions) DOES NOT LIKE BLOCKS!  Explode all of your blocks on ACAD- Resave the .dxf, reimport into L-cam and then repost the results.

Good Luck,
Sid
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 01:46:41 PM »
Tried to explode but acas says noting to explode.

Also tried with a 40 mm square, the toolpath only shows 2 sides.

Tried som othe dxfs to, but totally weird result......this gotta be a bug.

If you have a file that I could try Sid, plz post one.

Have never had this issue before i upgraded

Best reg
Cory
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 06:31:05 PM »
It'sgotta be something in your .dxf save.  Try to save in ACAD ver. 12 or 13 format.  I just tried doing a quick check here and all OK with latest versions.  I'm using ACAD 2002 but saving the .dxf in R12 format.

HTH,
Sid
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 10:32:19 AM »
Thanx for the effort Sid, but downloaded the g-code file, and the result is still the same.

Cannot see that i have any offsets either. nothing has been changed in the config as far as I can see.

Could try a clean install, but then I would have to enter all my parameters into the new install, and that is something I am trying to avoid

best reg
Cory
Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 10:44:55 AM »
Just found out something interesting:::::::

If I hit the GOTO Z on program run screen and then regen toolpath it shows up perfectly.

Not sure what this button does....anyone care to explain?

Best reg Cory

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Re: Weird toolpath by LazyCam
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 01:52:32 PM »
GOTO Z button should move your axis to your  X0 Y0 Z0 position of the DROs.

Hood