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Offline josh

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can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« on: August 22, 2008, 01:42:53 AM »
I have been running my programs on mach but I dont know what the letter (H) stands for it appears after every tool change and the only thing that appears is H0
do I have to input some in there. and also there is the letter(D) it always appears after the g41 and g43 but it also say D0.
I am using cutter comp. when I do my toolpath. I use mastercam to generate my g-code.
can some let me know how to use those 2 letters.
here is one of my programs.

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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 03:12:31 AM »
D = Cutter diameter/radius offset
H = Tool length offset


 

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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 06:17:27 AM »
D is the tool # when using G41/G42
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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 01:25:09 PM »
hello and thanks for the replys
so if D=the tool number
and if H=tool lenght offset
what should I input on my code I have posted
or do I go to my table offset and input something in there
I am still unsure  on how they work if you could please explain a little more
on how to use them I would appreciated. sorry but this is kind of new to me.
thanks again
josh

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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 01:35:12 PM »
Never used it, but I believe H is the tool # as well, used for height offsets.
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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 04:52:48 PM »
so let me get this straight
on my g- code that I have posted I would just leave H and D at 0
and since I am using cutter comp all that I have to input the tool diameter for each tool, on my tool table offset.
is that the way it works
or do I input (H1 for tool 1) (H2 for tool 2) ect.
my point being is how do I make it  smaller if the part being cut is to big (.010)
josh

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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 08:12:36 PM »
Change G41 D0 to D1 for tool 1, if that's what you're using. Then change the size of tool 1 in the tool table. Make the tool .010 smaller.

With G41/G42, if you want to specify the tool size instead of the tool #, use P instead of D. P is the tool radius, so for a .25 tool you'd use G41 P0.125.
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Re: can someone tell what the letter H and D stand for
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 08:40:31 PM »
thanks ger21
that is basically what I wanted to know
really appreciated. :) :) :) :) 8) 8) 8)
josh