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by Dreamaker
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

It's been a while, and have had no issues since I hooked up the ground/earth wires to the router/ controller/computer.

Thanks for all your help!!
by Dreamaker
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: 4th Axis
Replies: 1
Views: 4715

4th Axis

My machine is capable of forth axis, and I was thinking of playing around with it. But I want to get my ducks in a row before starting on it. Will QCad/Cam ever go 3D, If I were to take a 3D dxf file from another program, can QCad/Cam read it and create G-code for it.
by Dreamaker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

Don't quote me on this, but maybe the Gremlins may be gone! Still a little nervous when I am playing with it!
by Dreamaker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Horizontal Groove/slot
Replies: 4
Views: 5160

Re: Horizontal Groove/slot

I would like to find more cutters in that style, maybe a little larger diameter with a 1/8" to 1/4" shank other than the Dremel tool. I know they are out there, I just can't find them. We had some at work, don't know what they used them for or where they got them. I am retired, so I called one of th...
by Dreamaker
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Horizontal Groove/slot
Replies: 4
Views: 5160

Re: Horizontal Groove/slot

I used the 3 axis! I used a Dremel tool bit, shown in the pic. Yes I did an extra circle for the groove.
by Dreamaker
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Tool Depth Change
Replies: 2
Views: 4292

Re: Tool Depth Change

That worked! Thank You!
by Dreamaker
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

Well had a mishap, before I put ground leads on everything. Was doing a box top and after it finished a cut, it moved to the next location. It was supposed to just go about a half a millimeter but kept going down in to the router table. So I put ground wires on the router and controller box and made...
by Dreamaker
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Tool Depth Change
Replies: 2
Views: 4292

Tool Depth Change

I Cut my VacBracket and noticed something strange. When I setup the tool depth for the 6.22 mm end mill, in the Cam tool setup, I set it for Z-12.3 from the top of the material. When I converted to G-code all the depths, were changed to Z-11.6167 mm by the converter. Why did it come up short in the ...
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Outer Tool Path
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Re: Outer Tool Path

Thank You!!
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Outer Tool Path
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Re: Outer Tool Path

I was with they assumption that when I made it one solid gray poly-line they were all connected. I cant figure how to connect these lines, have any advice on how to connect. This is probably why I have been having issues overall, having incomplete poly-lines
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Outer Tool Path
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Re: Outer Tool Path

here is the DXF file.
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Outer Tool Path
Replies: 6
Views: 5114

Outer Tool Path

I have a question, I have a drawing, sort has a shape of a pin pong paddle. I have some internal cut ous they worked fine. But when I went to set the tool path to cut the outside, it wouldn't set to the outside, it switch to the inside. My setting s are, Side:Outside, Depth:5.5, Lead in:Normal, Lead...
by Dreamaker
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Mystery home position
Replies: 1
Views: 3551

Mystery home position

I assume I am doing something wrong, but I can't figure it out. I always create drawings with the x,y/0,0 in the lower left hand corner. I setup everything from that position. But in some of the G-code display, there is some mystery home position that the router moves to, that makes me a little nerv...
by Dreamaker
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I don't know if it is related, you mentioning Static Charge. But when the chips fly, which I have containment enclosure, the chips are sticking on the sides, which we call static cling, just like clothes. I guess cutting the Lexan causes static. Maybe not just grounding the electronics but grounding...
by Dreamaker
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I am lost, thought it may have been generated in QCad/Cam, but I doubt it. I have a Gremlin in my system that pops up and disappears. I did the full version of that G-code and had no issues and worked perfectly. When I first executed the G-code the spindle went up beyond its limit, I stopped it and ...

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