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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Rapid plunge problem

    Hi All,

    Just purchased vcarvepro and have tried a basic text program.

    Background I have setup a new ball endmill, with federate of 10 and a plunge of 2.5 with the depth of cut 0.01.

    Write the text, setup the z1 clearance to 0.5 and the plunge z2 at 0.5.

    Select tool, create tool path etc.

    The issue that I have is that the code created takes the bit from z 0.5 at the rate of 2.5 to z0.00 but then does the plunge to z-0.01 happens at the rapid rate of 10.

    I have tried 0.0 in z2 parameter box and still no joy, even if I say put 0.2 in it still does a rapid plunge.

    I have checked the forums.... I presume I am making some basic mistake but i have spent a few hours on it and can't get it to work.

    Any thoughts?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    sorry, miss read your question


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Email your .crv file along with info about your cnc machine
    and the post processor you are using to - support@vectric.com
    and they will get you going.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Thanks Tony,

    Have done that, so will see what the say.

    Being that I am not getting much of a response and I have played with it extensively. I might just have a gremlin in the system....

    Might be easy to re-install the software, as I have tried creating another tool and have the same problem.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I had the same issue on my machine. I adjusted all individual axis' speed & accel down some in Mach3 and saved that config and it works much better overall. Let us know what you find out from Vectric.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Sorry for the slow update I have been traveling for work.

    Posted the problem to support and they quickly identified it was due to the fluted subroutine that I had selected for the job. Changed it over to another method and the problem went away.

    Haven't run down the why's and reasons behind it but will run it down and post when I am back in town.


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