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robertebroomfield
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List of Tools

Post by robertebroomfield » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi
I've been using QCAD for years now and have built a plasma CNC
I'm having some trouble in the Pro QCADCAM with selecting a tool as it only has 'drill' and 'mill'.....
Do I need a plasma tool? so I can generate the tool paths...if so how do I go about this. I've read all about post processors but haven't found anything regarding tools.

BTW I'm using Version 3.23.0.0 QCADCAM

Thanks in advance for your help

Rob

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Re: List of Tools

Post by andrew » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:48 pm

I'd recommend to use the mill tool. A laser or plasma tool might be added in the future but won't behave any differently.

The post processor decides what codes are output. Typically, with a laser or plasma post processor, codes to switch on / off the laser are generated instead of the Z moves required for milling or engraving.

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Re: List of Tools

Post by robertebroomfield » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:50 pm

Hi Andrew
Many thanks
Just didn't want to have a costly mistake!

Rob

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