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by IslaWW
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: More Nodes
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: More Nodes

Dieter, et al... Here are the 3 versions of a 6" diameter circle I was speaking of. 1) Made from 4 arcs 2) Made from 4 Bezier curves 3) Made from hundreds of nodes. If your machine cuts any of these differently than the others, then I would look at a controller upgrade or look into changing the tuni...
by IslaWW
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: More Nodes
Replies: 24
Views: 702

Re: More Nodes

Michael...
(V10)
Create circle
Node Edit the 4 spans to Bezier curves
Offset the new geometry
I believe you now have your nodes
by IslaWW
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: Can I set Safe-Z differently on different toolpaths?
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Can I set Safe-Z differently on different toolpaths?

If your machine is up to the task, I would look at the "RAPID PLUNGE TO START Z" feature. It will allow you to reduce plunge times on high safe Z files and use the machine Z zero as a safe height
by IslaWW
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Editing a post processor, duplicate post processor name.
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Editing a post processor, duplicate post processor name.

Along with the "Post Name", have you changed the actual xxxxx.pp file name?
by IslaWW
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: software
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: software

You might consider upgrading to one of the VCarve titles, then you can do both in one program.
by IslaWW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 37
Views: 1427

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

Something I can set running on a cut in the garage, go in and watch some TV. I would prefer to get one that doesn't have that sensor on it that senses when you've left the room and messes up when said sensor is tripped. :) Please do. Let us know when budget machines have fire sensors on them. Make ...
by IslaWW
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.
Replies: 37
Views: 1427

Re: Contemplating buying a Shapoko, but their speed/feed defaults make no sense.

Something I can set running on a cut in the garage, go in and watch some TV. I would prefer to get one that doesn't have that sensor on it that senses when you've left the room and messes up when said sensor is tripped. :) Please do. Let us know when budget machines have fire sensors on them. Make ...
by IslaWW
Wed May 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Y to Z and Z to -Y?
Replies: 15
Views: 6888

Re: Y to Z and Z to -Y?

In most cases, yes. But....
by IslaWW
Wed May 13, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: Y to Z and Z to -Y?
Replies: 15
Views: 6888

Re: Y to Z and Z to -Y?

This was posted as a note of caution, mostly for G0 motion. For example in the Initial Feed move: You may want the horizontal axes to position prior to lowering of the Z... begin INITIAL_RAPID_MOVE " G0 [X] [Y]" " G0 [Z]" With swapped axes, you would not want the X and (physical) Z to position, then...
by IslaWW
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: not cutting through .2 in plywood
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: not cutting through .2 in plywood

Any chance that your bits cannot physically reach the table surface or a travel limit is prohibiting that far? Happens often with short bits
by IslaWW
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Stepper motor upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Stepper motor upgrade

With an 8 wire motor you will need to connect into 4 pairs of 2 wires each. Each of these pairs become half of a parallel coil. You must connect as per a diagram provided by the motor mfgr, and make the A+/- and B+/- connections to the drive the same as your original motors were wired to ensure that...
by IslaWW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR

The system that operates the X-3 is a bit bastardized, so not so much help from the postP there. That said, there is good info to learn from the X-3 toolchange macros as they apply tool head offsets and switch on different cutting heads.
by IslaWW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR

I ran this by the guys at Microsystems. The recommended way to do this would be to use an ATC (normal) postP. Swap the heads via tool numbers. Head swap would be in each tool macro. Example: T1 = Z head. That tool macro must include the following: G53 (lifts all vertical axes) G54 L12 ZW Example: T2...
by IslaWW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: "W" AXIS POST PROCESSOR

You will want to look at the L11, L12 and L13 commands. Most likely L12 WZ. The code will allow you to swap the W and Z axis (with code designated as "Z") and return to normal operation. I would do the swap by either by making a postP with the command in the header, adding it into the "TOOL_NOTES" a...
by IslaWW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Fastest cut speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Fastest cut speed

TReischl wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12 pm
No one ever said "Oh, we can hold .0001 on this machine, therefore it is a $XXX class machine".
You are correct. I have never heard that said, or even alluded to from anyone but you