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by Dreamaker
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Indexing
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Re: Indexing

This is my Router, it is a Chinese 3040, don't have allot of room to play in the Z area. I just need to come up with something for quick setup. I don't intend on making multiple parts, but just in case I need another,work area is limited. I am kind of thinking of a separate G-code for setup and loca...
by Dreamaker
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Indexing
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Re: Indexing

I understand that part with the dowel pins and fence, I used it when I use to run a manual Bridgeport. One problem I have these CNC Routers they don't have allot of Z height, so if I start stacking It limits my Z play. I just thought with a CNC, maybe could setup a point array somewhat, to get a fas...
by Dreamaker
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Indexing
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Indexing

Is there a way to index a part for the CNC Router. Let say I have a part with no square edges to 0,0 from, it has a bunch of curves. Let say I took the part off the base or just want to flip and do the others side of the part. In graphics, like screen printing multi colors or maybe colors in a magaz...
by Dreamaker
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I have an additional question. I ran this an a piece of Lexan, everything ran fine till it came to around line N3540 or N3550. It did the last cut and it was going to do another tool change, the Z2 then it Z10 and then it G28 (return to home) before it move in the X/Y the Z went down Aprox. 10 mm be...
by Dreamaker
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I think I figured it out. The issue was with the arc, the tool radius needs do be less than the arc radius. The tool was off by 0.185 mm or .007 of an inch. I tweaked it and it seem to work. That is slightly larger that the thickness of a human hair. That would run in the QCad/Cam simulation, but wo...
by Dreamaker
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I have an other issue down the road in the original G-code. This is one segment of the BoxBottom, I ran the G-code program it worked good till it came to this point. It stalled at line N120. I tried to execute an other line beyond N120 and it will go to N20 and not move. Of course this was created i...
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Re: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

The "N10 G0 Z10" worked, so I will play around with adding the other G-code.

Thank You!!
by Dreamaker
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3
Replies: 14
Views: 11212

Generated G-code Issue/ Mach3

I am having an issue with the Mach3 recognizing the G-code generated by QCad/Cam. In Mach3 on the screen when at 0.0.0 and regenerated, there is no image on the screen. The program will not execute and sits idle. This is just an exercise; it is a box bottom cutting pockets at different levels, using...
by Dreamaker
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Index of Terms
Replies: 3
Views: 8027

Re: Index of Terms

That will defiantly work.

A Big Thank You!!!
by Dreamaker
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Index of Terms
Replies: 3
Views: 8027

Index of Terms

I have worked in different skill fields, and one of the biggest drawbacks I noticed is communication. Different fields use different communication tools, such as “Terms” of an action. Myself I have used different Cad and 3D Modeling programs over the years, and in different programs, a word my mean ...
by Dreamaker
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Rough Cut/Finish Cut
Replies: 1
Views: 3143

Rough Cut/Finish Cut

I want to make a part for my bicycle, I will be using my CNC 4 axis router and will be cutting 25.4mm polycarbonate a 2D object. There will be one circular pocket and a outside profile. Now being reasonable size, I would not use a 2mm cutter, I would be using a 6.3mm/.25” cutter to do the outside pr...
by Dreamaker
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Change tool
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Change tool

Something I forgot to mention, in order for that to work, you need to go to Mach3. At the top go, Config> General Logic Config>Tool Change and click on "Stop Spindle. Wait for Cycle Start". If it is on "Ignore Tool Change" the function won't work.
by Dreamaker
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Horizontal Groove/slot
Replies: 4
Views: 5160

Horizontal Groove/slot

I don't know if anyone have messed around with putting horizontal grooves, slots in item, using Qcad/Cam and Mach3. Really have no need for it at this point, I just wanted to know if I could do it. At first I had issues with using two different tools, because of tool change issue. I tried doing it u...
by Dreamaker
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Change tool
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Change tool

Thank You that was helpful.
by Dreamaker
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Change tool
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Change tool

Does Qcad.Cam incorporate change tool command, I seen the M6 in the Gcode, but it seems to skip over that command and function.

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