Job Sheet Question

Job Sheet Question

Postby Jamesdee1046 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:45 pm

I am running Aspire software on my Planet CNC controller. My question is this:
When printing out the Job Sheet, the time required to do a project isn't even close. It takes almost twice as long to do some projects.
I do set the bit speed in both your tool setup and the Planet CNC software but again, it's not close to the actual time to do a project.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Job Sheet Question

Postby Rcnewcomb » Tue May 15, 2018 11:34 pm

You need to adjust the scale factor.

See this article for more details: How can I get an estimate of how long the toolpath will take to actually cut?
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Re: Job Sheet Question

Postby Adrian » Wed May 16, 2018 7:53 am

It's important to realise that the scale factor isn't "one size fits all" as well. A 3D job will need a different scale factor to a simple 2D cutout. The Vectric software has no way of knowing the full settings of the machine so the more movement there is that isn't at the programmed speeds (lots of corners, lots of Z movement, short vectors etc) then the larger the scale factor will need to be.

I just use the estimated time as a guide to show which toolpath approach is quickest rather than an absolute value.
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Re: Job Sheet Question

Postby Jamesdee1046 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:20 pm

Thanks . . . . .will check it out.
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