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by ger21
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Do I need a pause after sending a mn S command?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Do I need a pause after sending a mn S command?

I doubt that GRBL knows how long to wait, or if it would even wait at all.
Other controls, like Mach3 and UCCNC, have settings for this.

But why does it take 12 seconds for your spindle to get up to speed? I prefer 2-3 seconds.
by ger21
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Laser Module - General
Topic: Laser Marquetry
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Laser Marquetry

If you have inside corners, you'll need to radius the corners of the inlay to match the tool radius.
by ger21
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 55
Views: 2022

Re: 10.5 and xp

We actually have a $150,000 router at work running XP. But we don't try to run any modern software on it. :D
by ger21
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Just Because You Can. . . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Just Because You Can. . . . .

I have the opposite complaint. Too many people post pictures that are much too small. I rarely see any that are too large. What I do not enjoy is when I click the pic and it takes quite a while for the picture to load. No, I do not have a slow computer and/or internet connection. Maybe you do have a...
by ger21
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 and xp
Replies: 55
Views: 2022

Re: 10.5 and xp

You can buy a new PC with Windows 10 for $150, that will have 50x the power of these old XP machines.

But everyone wants to keep running there $2000 software and $5000 machines with a 15 year old paperweight... :?:
by ger21
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 3D graphics card performance expectations with Aspire
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: 3D graphics card performance expectations with Aspire

Also, with laptops with both onboard graphics and a separate card, you may need to specify which adapter to use with each software. If you don't force it to use the faster card, it may default to onboard graphics. But it really shouldn't have any difference.
by ger21
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: v10.5 upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: v10.5 upgrade

What did you upgrade from? The main price difference between Desktop and Pro versions is due to the Desktop version being limited to 24"x24", no Nesting, no Gadget support, and some missing toolpath features (Templates, Merging). Most new features are added to all the Vectric lineup. Especially in t...
by ger21
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm

I'd recommend getting a 240V outlet installed. A 110V spindle at 5 amps is a lot closer to a 500w spindle than a 2.2Kw spindle, which would normally be 10 amps at 220V.
by ger21
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Something NEW is COMING SOON - Tune in for our big reveal
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Something NEW is COMING SOON - Tune in for our big reveal

It looks like he's just changing the settings in GRBL, and it has nothing to do with the Laser Module or the code it outputs.
by ger21
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space
Replies: 88
Views: 7734

Re: 10.5 is COMING SOON - Watch this space

There's already a tool that converts Beziers to curves.
by ger21
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: New cnc.
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: New cnc.

My suggestion would be to keep saving until he can spend at least 5x what he has now. And even then his budget will be on the low side.
by ger21
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Toolpathing an edge treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Toolpathing an edge treatment

Is it mounted so that no clamps are interfering with the edges? Yes, you can do it on the CNC, but the preview will not display it properly, because it's an undercut. And, you need to start and end the cut away from the part, so the slot cutter doesn't plunge or lift through the edge of your part. I...
by ger21
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: mach 3 and vcarve pro
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: mach 3 and vcarve pro

Bob843 wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:21 pm
ger21 what is the fix for this??
Set up your pulley speeds properly in Mach3.
by ger21
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: mach 3 and vcarve pro
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: mach 3 and vcarve pro

on a trial program run i get an error message TO FAST FOR PULLEY ! USING MAX the trial program runs ok but i would like to make a run on the machine but not sure about that message. That message means the speed in the g-code is faster than what you have setup for the maximum in Mach3. Which most of...
by ger21
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: G codes on different controllers
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: G codes on different controllers

I always thought that G91.1 was a Mach3 specific g-code. Probably not recognized by the Acorn.