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by chuckt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: This gcode causes my controller to go off into the weeds
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: This gcode causes my controller to go off into the weeds

Thanks for that. I tried it on a MASSO controller and everything works just fine there, so it's certainly the controller. That's what you get with the el'cheapo Chinese junk. I am replacing the controller with one of these: https://buildbotics.com/product/113/buildbotics-cnc-controller At lease I wi...
by chuckt
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: This gcode causes my controller to go off into the weeds
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

This gcode causes my controller to go off into the weeds

I have attached a file that causes my controller to go off into the weeds on line number 158. It travels on the X axis out to around 65mm, which is far off of the work and then travel back past -150mm, which crashes the tool. Now, it looks to me like that should not happen with that line, which is "...
by chuckt
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

For what it's worth, I uploaded my first cut at a post processor script for MASSO. It seems to do everything that I need it to. Any suggestions or critique is greatly appreciated.
by chuckt
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

Thanks guys. I ran my first production run yesterday. I cut 25 pieces flawlessly. I have actually been working on this for about a year. It's great to be actually cutting parts now. This particular job takes me about 4 hours to do manually for 25 parts. With the new machine, it took just under an ho...
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Is this where I report problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Is this where I report problems?

I looked at the bug tracker, but I did not see a way to register or login. Do I need to apply or something?
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

I have been doing a lot of testing. An "air run" is just the start. My machine is just a mini-mill, so it's not very stiff or accurate to begin with. I am good if I can get 0.001" repeatability. I am mainly cutting holes in thin aluminum tube, so I have been doing repeat runs on some PVC scrap I hav...
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

Thanks, man. I appreciate it.
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

CVH wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 pm
What I have is a Park Spot.
Great idea! I can do that without writing any code. Thanks!
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

Add a photo off your setup with X+ Y+ Z+ directions and home sensor positions. Will do.... I have changed the Z homing such that the home position is 9.5" and the zero is at the bed. After several air runs, I think that fixes my immediate problems. I can run the job, then home, then run the job aga...
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

Re: New here. Not sure where to post this question.

As you have seen, I am very new at this. I don't have a machinist background at all. I can do a credible job on some things, but I have zero training. Thats your problem, going from Z5 to Z0 or from Z0 to negative should be going down. (in rare cases an inverse setup might be nececary) Going down, l...
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: What do you use QCAD/CAM for?
Topic: lots of things
Replies: 0
Views: 3635

lots of things

I use QCAD for everything that I need a dimension drawing of. I am currently working on a chicken coop, but I have drawn lots of stuff from 3d printer parts to knife blanks. It's one of the most useful tools I have on my computer.
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Is this where I report problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Is this where I report problems?

In the profile dialog, if I set the start depth and the cut depth to the same value, the system goes into an endless loop. To stop it, you have to quit QCAD. I am running on Ubuntu 18.04LTS and I have QCAD/CAM V3.23 I know this is a stupid thing, but it I wish it would just bail, rather than endless...
by chuckt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: New here. Not sure where to post this question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3929

New here. Not sure where to post this question.

I am using QCAD/CAM V3.23 on Ubuntu 18.4LTS and I have a converted mini mill that I am trying to get working. My controller is Masso V3.42. The Z home (Z=0) is "up", X home is with the bed to the left, and the Y home is with the bed closest to me. All measurements are in inches. My problem is that Z...
by chuckt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Hello from Oklahoma

My name is Chuck Tilbury and I use QCAD for a lot of things. I also make tinwhistles and ship them all over the world. My web site is http://whistlemaker.com

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