CNC Shark Laser

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CNC Shark Laser

Postby GWDawg1 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:30 pm

I'm trying to use the laser that came with my Shark HD4, and I'm not having much success. I've set up everything according to the New Wave documentation, when I get down to the final process after selecting the CNC Shark HD4 laser post processor, the output to machine checkbox is grayed out. Any suggestions?
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Re: CNC Shark Laser

Postby dvaskie127 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 am

I usually just save the toolpath to a flash drive and run it from the pendant. Is your cnc connected to your computer? If not try connecting the USB and see if it is still grayed out.
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Re: CNC Shark Laser

Postby Adrian » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:55 am

I don't see how the direct output can work with that post processor to be honest. The DIRECT_OUTPUT line which controls the interface to the Shark control panel is set to "" where I would expect some parameters in there according to the post processor documentation.

DIRECT_OUTPUT = "Display Name | Manufacturers.Document" The control software uses a document interface that can directly accept the NC file output.

As far as I can see from the New Wave documentation it should be:

DIRECT_OUTPUT = "CNCShark|CNCShark_run.ini"
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