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    Re: Surface probing

    Now that Tormach sells a large surface area router. Surface probe / mapping would be a very useful addition to PP software.
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    Re: Tormachs new 2x4 router (;-)

    True!
    It does spec 6" gantry clearance and to me that implies the spindle with tool lifts above gantry, so user should be able to get most of the 2.5"radius turn envelope.
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    Re: Tormachs new 2x4 router (;-)

    What I was thinking! A look thru the owners manual does show a A axis connection. That leaves only 5" or less for 4th axis material size. Maybe they plan extensions or other mod for people that want...
  4. Re: PathPilot Manual not in Dual Column mode ??

    I see, forgot this all changed a while back for me.
    I view pdf with windows 10 web browser / pdf reader, yet a different method from shown above. I get options for 1 or 2 pages, text size, format,...
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    Re: Wifi adapter

    I didn't even think of that! Forgot about old 802.11 routers and hardware still being around. :(
    Figured rdsi had some quick correct info on the subject.
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    Re: Wifi adapter

    I didn't think there was much difference in usb or most computer devices, Plug and pray is normal.
    I have to use a hardwire network, my home is like a faraday cage and wifi only goes out the...
  7. Re: PathPilot Manual not in Dual Column mode ??

    All my PDF Files load and display per the current settings. Easy to change as desired.
  8. Re: Path Pilot v2.0 Network (Samba) Share Not Accessible

    Thanks for the note, Tormach also mentioned this. I must say Tormach tech support sent me perfect instructions to fix problem. +1 cookie for them.
    I had messed with this for last couple months off...
  9. Re: Path Pilot v2.0 Network (Samba) Share Not Accessible

    Hey thanks Rdsi You were on the right track.

    Tormach sent me a long list of things to do to get it working.
    Silly I spent countless hours trying to get this to connect. When all it takes is some...
  10. Re: Path Pilot v2.0 Network (Samba) Share Not Accessible

    Default "workgroup" name is on all devices I have. No documented way to set or change this on pp.
  11. Re: Path Pilot v2.0 Network (Samba) Share Not Accessible

    Still found no way to get this working!
    Tormach posted a video on how to do this and it works for them. Perform the same setup on my machine and network and I get no connection and a smb error.
    I...
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    Re: Set up and run - Steel parts

    The other day I was watching a tv show of a guy cnc machining lathe parts for high performance engines. He was having same problem and that machine was huge! Was funny because with all the power and...
  13. Re: Series 1 (with updates) X axis cable connector

    I would suggest a material that limits kinks!
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    Re: Help with a dead path pilot control

    Good solution to your problem.

    I forgot to mention I needed to change mesa cards also in my PP upgrade. Anyway the $ Tormach unit worked out of the box and is still going. Dumping the still...
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    Re: Help with a dead path pilot control

    I picked up one of their full priced controller pcs about 2 years ago. Mostly because I cant trust myself to build anything and save money! Using a decent grade older computer should work ok. I...
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    Re: Engraving tool style

    Good idea, I was just setting up some new parts and was using a v bit like mentioned above. This might be a little smoother looking for this model. Then again I might skip those ops and just do the...
  17. Thread: Simulation

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    Re: Simulation

    Complex models and tool paths are best developed in cam software from models. For small conversational programs its easy enough to simulate at mill by setting xyz start point above vise and run...
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    Re: Fusion 360 subscription changes

    Imho the cad / cam market changed drastically because of Fusion360.
    Cad/cam is now almost a main stream software with a huge user base.
    Not long ago a person or company had a $2+k entry into the...
  19. Re: Alternate screen open with path pilot?

    Path pilot runs Linux operating system. The programs you mentioned are windows operating system based.
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    What is this line in read me file?
    We added support for xsTECHrouter bench-top router.(PP-2593)
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    Re: New version V2.3.4 released

    Was just thinking it had been a few months and wondered when new update would be out.
  22. Thread: Drop Box

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    Re: Drop Box

    And I was thinking the custom machine programing to load and unload tools was kind of outside my comfort zone. I have an art to part work flow that is pretty well rehearsed. I even tend to...
  23. Thread: Drop Box

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    Re: Drop Box

    Thanks Dozer!
    Very simple project compared to your wine rack tool changer!
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    by mountaindew
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    Re: Drop Box

    Year later and still making stuff from drops. :)
    428652
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    Re: G-code editor

    In near future I might start using fusion and was wondering how hard it is to setup indexed 4th axis stuff.
    No big deal, still using sprut but getting ready to start some projects in fusion.
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