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Offline Rybot

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008, 10:59:26 PM »
This is my attempt on modifying the the drawing to work with l-cam.
I thought that it would help minimize rapid height if I connected all the chains, I guess not. 

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 08:59:16 AM »
RYBOT
         i made you a g-code from that lcam file that i sent you .i deleted 2 chains from each head to give it some tool room.since i have no idea what the material is or how you plan to hold the part i just
         made the code.it will cut at 3ipm     -.030 deep  and the tool will raise .100 above the work. the origin is for the center of the part.get a piece of wood and do a practice run.
         your origanal drawing was not in to bad of a condition ,you just have to get use to doing stuff and in the order you have to do it.
bill

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2008, 12:44:27 PM »
forgot to give you this
Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008, 10:38:48 PM »
PLEASE HELP!!! I have worked myself to the bone I opened this in ArtCam Pro 9 as a BMP logo

then vectorized ,

then did machine along vectors ,
 
When I load 2 Mach3 via Lazy ver 2.04 it will only show either the left middle or right portions at a time,

 I really want to make this but its beat me, maybe i drew it wrong .

funny thing is when I make vector text in ACpro it shows perfectly...     ANY help is appreciated......

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2008, 11:15:32 PM »
radgpz

        download ver 3.00.2-----i loaded both your dxf and it read them.all there
        i loaded your tap file in mach3 and it was all there
 
bill

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2008, 11:30:54 PM »
Hi, Radgpz

Is this what it should look like below,  Done with LC 3.00.2

And 2 cut files, there set to .10 rapid high, 0.0 cut start,  -0.125 cut depth, plunge rate 20, cut speed 10  .

Hope this Helps, Chip
« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 11:57:11 PM by Chip »

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2008, 12:10:12 AM »
Hi doclft'

I was wondering if you could give me some pointers on how to minimize the rapid heights and clean the chains. The way you modified my drawing was perfect!
 I'm stumped and I sure could use your help.

Thanks

Ryan

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2008, 12:18:41 AM »
Hi, Ryan

Have you set-up the Layer tab as below and set-up Tool Table ?

As below.

Thanks, Chip

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2008, 11:08:33 AM »
RYBOT
     
        i really do not know what to tell you.we know two things ,your origanal dxf was ok and i cleaned it up with lcam ver3.00.2  --  that makes the programs compatable.
        in your first drawing i noticed where you added your tool size to the drawing size.you did 8.594 it should be 8.500 --DONT'T DO THAT.  just draw your part as a finished piece.
        you do your tool stuff and how to machine the part out with lcam. since i do most of my complex drawing with g-code and very little cad i wont't be able to give you to many
        cad tips.i do know with cad snap points are the key to better drawings.

bill
       

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Re: missing chains when loading to mach3
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2008, 12:53:05 PM »
Hey Chip,

Yes, I do set up the layers tab but i haven't tried using the cut start as my 0. Maybe this will help reduce the rapid height?
I was thinking of posting a new topic on reducing rapid heights.
Doclft says he makes his drawings from g-code. I'm not knowledgeable in this area. I guess I can learn but I was hoping to make this 
part some time soon.