No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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Bertho
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No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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When making a pocket or other cut with multiple passes for depth, a G00 to safe height is issued before a slow G01 down to the next level.
It is not needed when the X/Y coordinates do not change. It is very slow!!
How can I force it to skip the G00 step?
I am getting tired of manually keep removing them.
I am using Vcarve Pro and Mach3.
Thanks in advance,
Bertho

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Adrian
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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

Post by Adrian »

It's the way the software works. There's no way of changing that behaviour through the Post Processor.

There is a RAPID_PLUNGE_TO_STARTZ setting available in the PP that will allow for rapid plunging from the Z1 to Z2 positions.

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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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Thank you Adrian for a very fast reply.

This then looks like an excellent suggestion for a program improvement.
It basically would take two lines of code.

It makes a big time difference when very small cutters are used so many vertical passes must be used.
Bertho

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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

Post by MatsH »

I realize this thread is a bit old, but is there any chance this will be implemented in a future software version? (Using Vcarve desktop here.) It would really be useful...
Is there a special place to post "feature requests" on this forum?

Mats

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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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I am still waiting too.
It might not be a problem routing wood but it currently is a tremendous waste of time when making deep pockets in metal with slow feeds.

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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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If you want to request a feature or report a bug it's best to email support@vectric.com

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Re: No G00 to safe height before plunging at same location

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Thank you Adrian.
I will email them and reference this thread.
Bertho

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