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    Hi Victor I would also like to help if i can....

    Hi Victor

    I would also like to help if i can. I am not a VB programmer by trade, but can help out here and there. i also have a Stepper table as well as a small test board to run the steppers via...
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    I get the same problem, i create a DXF file...

    I get the same problem, i create a DXF file within linux, using CAM Expert (same as QCAD).. . then NC file that is created threre does not work in EMC2... i need to remove some variables...
    ...
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    Its actually very strange, i am running Windows...

    Its actually very strange, i am running Windows and Lunux with EMC, the problem where my design size and cut size differ only occurs on the Windows installation using Mach3...

    I am just...
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    Drawing Size and Cut Size Differ - Plasma

    I Draw a DXF square 100mm x 100mm in my design software, then import the DXF into Lazycam, the scale on the top right (in lazycam) says 2,23units, however when i click on the layer, the layer...
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    sorry mr administrator!! i was supposed to be...

    sorry mr administrator!!

    i was supposed to be in the Mach3 thread... oops...
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    Drawing Size and Cut Size Differ - Plasma

    I Draw a DXF square 100mm x 100mm in my design software, then import the DXF into Lazycam, the scale on the top right (in lazycam) says 2,23units, however when i click on the layer, the layer...
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    thanks, that worked perfectly!

    thanks, that worked perfectly!
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    i can get emc to not give an error using that...

    i can get emc to not give an error using that exact code you specified.. namely
    setp parport.0.pin-01-in-invert 1

    however, my Estop is on Pin10... when i change this code to pin 10, it gives an...
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    I just bought cam expert...

    I just bought cam expert http://www.ribbonsoft.com/camexpert.html
    this was about $140, it uses DXF, and exports to NC, also is similar to Autocad

    i dont know how good it is, but i did a...
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    cyclestart thanks.. i have a plasma cutting...

    cyclestart
    thanks.. i have a plasma cutting machine, thats why i like cam Expert, it is sufficient in 2D..

    thanks
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    Is that on Linux? i am currently trying out...

    Is that on Linux?

    i am currently trying out CAM Expert... it is designed for laser and plasma cutting machines, also exports to NC file, then use the EMC controller to run the machine...

    new...
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    Thanks Samco.... this looks right... i will try...

    Thanks Samco.... this looks right... i will try it tonight...

    ps.. yes... this sample is from the help file... my estop is on pin 10...


    thanks a mill.
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    What Design software to use with EMC

    HI..

    i have tried QCAD with linux and EMC.. however, QCAD works in DXF and EMC in some NC code...

    how do you convert the DXF to the NCF... or do you use other design software...

    thanks
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    EMC - Estop & Active high and low

    hi... i am struggling to get my estop configured properly...

    in the manual it says that the code to enable estop is..
    linkpp parport.0.pin-01-in iocontrol.0.emc-enable-in

    and the code to...
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    steppers would be easier... you need to buy 2...

    steppers would be easier...

    you need to buy 2 stepper motors, 2 drives ( see Gecko or cheaper)
    then you need to connect the motors to the drives (not that simple, you will need a power source...
  16. some ideas on my side.. wire cars......

    some ideas on my side..

    wire cars... http://sunsite.wits.ac.za/math/geometry.htm
    ---> needed -> some tin cans, some wire, some hard work

    There are also small windmills made from some tin......
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    ok, got it right, i import the shape i want, then...

    ok, got it right, i import the shape i want, then add text from lazycam using the text function... then it works...
    if i import a DXF of only text... it doesnt work
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    just thought i would update... have been looking,...

    just thought i would update... have been looking, still cant find a solution..
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    for nice 3d nurbs modelling, take a look at...

    for nice 3d nurbs modelling, take a look at Moi3D.

    http://moi3d.com/

    nice program... can export to AI format.
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    Lazycam font usage

    Hi, i downoaded a stencil font, and created a DXF of a text "TEST" into lazycam, when the DXF was created it was of font "Army" on import into lazycam, the font has changed..

    please, is there...
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    Motorized Z Axis - Advice

    Hi, i am looking to Motorize my Z axis on plasma table.. what is the best product for this... i have the motors, and will buy another Gecko drive.. but i need the holder and mechanism... thanks
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    thanks for the response, i guess i have my work...

    thanks for the response, i guess i have my work cut out for me.

    now that i think about it, i would be using the software, mostly to put my ideas into 3D, the designs i will actually cut from dxf...
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    preffered CAD software for trailer design

    Hi, i am looking for CAD software where i can easily design trailers, where i can have a 3d perspective and build the trailer up from a list of components (chassis, sheet panels, axle, bent tubing)...
  24. This is really a great application, simple but...

    This is really a great application, simple but highly effective, especially for my plasma cutter.

    is your next step to allow you to move the lines using the mouse instead of specifying...
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    for data archival you have a few options... ...

    for data archival you have a few options...

    1: create a database, in access... with some meta-information that you would need to populate on each design - ie for each design, specify the client,...
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