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  1. I'm glad you made this post because I hadn't seen...

    I'm glad you made this post because I hadn't seen your other posts. I need training like this very badly. Thanks. We'll be in touch.
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    Gerry, I noticed your website says Version 1.1...

    Gerry,

    I noticed your website says Version 1.1 is available, but I'm not sure how long ago that was added as I don't see a timestamp. What should I do to update my version of the screenset?
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  3. Changing the editor to Cimco worked great. Thanks!

    Changing the editor to Cimco worked great. Thanks!
  4. router making weird noises, video included

    My router is a Hitachi MV12C and just started making funny noises. I estimate it has less than 5 hours of use. It started tonight after I used a 1/8" ballnose endmill to plunge into some wood and...
  5. Mastercam X Editor/MP.dll freezing on startup

    When I generate gcode using the G1 button in the operations manager, it automatically opens the Mastercam X Editor. The window opens and the cursor spins for a while, but then it says (Not...
  6. Thanks. So far I absolutely love it, but I...

    Thanks. So far I absolutely love it, but I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what it can do. I'm figuring most of it out by flipping through the reference guide, but it really doesn't go...
  7. I literally just got it and installed the...

    I literally just got it and installed the program. I'm still a complete novice at this program. Do you have an example of a better layout? And no, it isn't bootlegged. :)
  8. Sorry for the slow response. Yes, it is Mastercam.

    Sorry for the slow response. Yes, it is Mastercam.
  9. It's alive! Video of first start to finish part

    YouTube - CNC machining a sign for my niece and nephew

    I've cut plenty of things on my machine, but this is the first time I've used the whole tool chain from start to finish. I've got...
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    He did respond and, while I appreciate that, his...

    He did respond and, while I appreciate that, his answers didn't really help.

    I am collecting more data about the polygon issue. I'll post about that again when I know more about what the problem...
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    why would a step size of 1mil be a bit much? i...

    why would a step size of 1mil be a bit much? i milled several boards today and had perfectly good results using step sizes as big as the cutter engagement into the material, which makes perfect...
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    Here are some pictures. I have not been able to...

    Here are some pictures. I have not been able to generate a toolpath like the one you posted of the LPC mini with all of the pads of the microcontroller explicitly cut out. I must be missing a...
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    I didn't ask my question very well. I appreciate...

    I didn't ask my question very well. I appreciate your response, but I knew most of that after reading several forums and webpages about both pcb-gcode and opti. However, something I haven't seen...
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    are you guys using Opti on the code generated by...

    are you guys using Opti on the code generated by pcb-gcode.ulp?

    it definitely cleans up the toolpath, but there is a TON of z axis movement. there is definitely no need for it to move sometimes...
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    very nice board. would you be willing to...

    very nice board.

    would you be willing to share some more specifics about your board and how you made it? i am trying to get into this as well and i would love if i could find an example like the...
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    there is a ulp called panelize. copy your .brd...

    there is a ulp called panelize. copy your .brd file and call it something like <file>_panelized.brd. open it, run the ulp, and you can copy/paste the layout over and over in any configuration you...
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    Ouch. Yeah, that sounds much worse. Thankfully I...

    Ouch. Yeah, that sounds much worse. Thankfully I didn't cut my ball screw in half (it is right below this cut) and the bit didn't break either. You can see it was flexing because it straightened out...
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    i cut a channel in my table

    I need to vent to people who understand. I was cutting holes and pockets for my fixture mounts and forgot to raise the z axis. I was doing the G-code manually as it was really simple stuff. Crap :(
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    Gerry, Why not use something like this...

    Gerry,

    Why not use something like this to do molding? I realize a jig would have to be made to move the wood along the table and bit smoothly, but wouldn't it save a lot of time?
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    Thanks for your fast reply. I just bought all...

    Thanks for your fast reply. I just bought all three items.
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    Awesome machine and results. I'm really...

    Awesome machine and results. I'm really impressed.

    I have three questions for you. I thought I'd ask them here instead of via PM in case someone else wants to know, too. Also, I apologize if you...
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    Thanks. I'm going to pick up the HF dust...

    Thanks.

    I'm going to pick up the HF dust collector this afternoon. I don't really understand how I can use it as a central garage vacuum as well as my CNC vacuum yet, but I need to mess around...
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    How loud is the harbor freight dust collector?

    How loud is the harbor freight dust collector?
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    Ah, makes sense. I picked up a Hitachi M12VC and...

    Ah, makes sense. I picked up a Hitachi M12VC and it came with a 1/2" and 1/4" collet. I think I will pick-up something like what you suggested on ebay to get a whole range of collets as I plan on...
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    Thanks for the information guys. I did some more...

    Thanks for the information guys. I did some more research after you both gave me some things to think about and I'm wondering if the Hitachi KM12VC will work for my application. I've noticed quiet a...
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