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CorelDraw engrave
« on: December 16, 2007, 02:32:00 AM »
Hi
I'm using Corel Draw to make designs and wanted to engrave plt ( HPGL ) files with Mach3.
This screen can import HPGL files generated with Corel Draw and converts it to Gcode.
With this screen you can set the following parameters for 8 different colors:
-Feedrate speed
-Depth
-Start depth
-Depth steps
-Dwell time
-Smart fill
-Smart drill
-Plunge speed
-Peck drill
-Tool change
-Drill option
-Enable / Disable Colors

It’s very easy now to make a design in Corel Draw and engrave with Mach3.

Greetings
roger
« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 09:22:37 AM by AndrewM »

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Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 09:34:07 PM »
Nice work, I don't have SolidWorks or Coral draw but looking at the code it looks great.
Do you have a PLT file to post so I can take alook (also intrested in there formating)?.
Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 10:50:24 AM »
Hi
This is a little example of a gearbox made from wood.

width = 65 mm /  Height = 64 mm / Cutter diameter = 4 mm.
You must tweak around with the XY factor for the right dimensions.

Safeheight around 5 mm
Enter the following pen settings:

Pen                 1             2           3           4
Feedrate        200         200       200        200
Depth             -5.5        -10.5     -10.5    -17.5
Start depth     0             -5.5      0            -10.5
Depth steps    -1           -1          -1          -1
Dwell time     0.5         0.5        0.5         0.5
Smart fill        2            2           2            2
Smart drill      100        100       100        100
Plunge speed  100        100       100        100
(Feedrate and Plunge speed Depends on yore hardware configuration)
I hope this works.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2009, 07:29:40 AM by RogerJ »
Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 04:07:14 PM »
Some pictures:
All designed with coreldraw12 and milled with this Mach3 screen.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2009, 01:35:26 AM by RogerJ »

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Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 08:25:58 PM »
Hey Roger,
I couldn't get that attachment to you but this is what I was talking about as a "CorelDraw" screen that you can use inside of Mach.

Most keyboard shortcut work just like in CorelDraw and most other drawing programs:

"Shift" will keep it proportional
"Space bar" will pan canvas

There is also tip bars that will pop up if the cursor is over an object for awhile...

-I'm adding a pen tool that will just draw...
-currently the "Freehand draw" will create anchor points...this is just like Illustrator.
-if you zoom (to unzoom hold down "Z" on the keyboard and left click or double click the zoom Icon to bring you back out to fit the drawing.it will zoom to the area your cursor is in or draw out a box to zoom to,by select zoom tool..
-left click draw out box.use join to connect to patters and the "White" arrow key icon to change "Anchor" points positioning..
and many other shortcuts.

Pressing the "Export API" or/and "Export XML" displays the code for the objects created.
API is the native Flash code for its vector points....these exported coordinates  can me formated however you like...

I'll be adding tool height,width,depth of cut est...
Alot of the code for shapes has be written by Bob adn I have modifyed it..

This is a live preview to test here on the web.

<a href="http://alphagraphicdesigns.com/help/Quantum/VectorPadTest2.swf" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://alphagraphicdesigns.com/help/Quantum/VectorPadTest2.swf</a>
« Last Edit: December 20, 2007, 08:40:00 PM by zealous »

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Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 10:32:49 PM »
Very Cool Jason, very cool.

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Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 10:34:38 PM »
Thanks, I can make a list of short cuts, for example if you draw out a shape you can add points (for example to make a stare) select the "polygon tool" ,by holding down the Left mouse button and hitting the arrow keys up or down.

Hey Roger, Do you think this could work with your PLT converter
« Last Edit: December 20, 2007, 10:40:38 PM by zealous »
Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007, 11:26:37 PM »
Wow this looks very nice.
I just finished with a new core for converting plt files.( Its 5 in the morning here)
Its much more stable and it can also handle older Corel versions now.

Can you give me a good beginner guide where i can learn Flash programming?
What editor can i use for building Flash screens for Mach3?
Im new to this and i must look into it first before i can give you an answer.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 02:18:41 AM by RogerJ »
Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 01:14:50 PM »
Can someone help me with this?
If i send all axis to zero and then get the XYZ DRO info
the values are not zero.
Please try the this code and let me know if you get the same result.

code "g00 x0 y0"
While ismoving
Wend
code "g00 z0"
While ismoving
Wend
MsgBox "X" & GetDRO(0) & " Y" & GetDRO(1) & " Z" & GetDRO(2)

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Re: CorelDraw engrave
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 12:34:49 AM »
Hey Roger,
The code is working for me..returns X0 Y0 Z0
The only thing I can think of is your machine is moving alittle after stoping...are is your return values low or heigh..meaning in the +1 or 0.01?