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by tcaudle
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Connected font sign
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Connected font sign

There are a multitude or script fonts (Brush Script comes to mind) . Here is what you have to do: Use the Font and lay it out in lines like you want it. Letter tails will overlap the next letter . Now break it apart ( In CorelDraw its Break Text Object Apart) so each letter is a shape. Starting from...
by tcaudle
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: 1/8" aluminum diamond plate
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: 1/8" aluminum diamond plate

The model of THC (DTHCII or DTHCIV) will determine the response rate. The older DTHCII used the internal THC logic in MACH3 and worked for cutting flat plate with gradual warping. Because of the loop delay in MACH and to the Z axis, the average vertical motion speed under THC was in the 20 to 30IPM ...
by tcaudle
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Burn Tables
Topic: Burn Table Training Dallas Tx Will Pay $$$
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Burn Table Training Dallas Tx Will Pay $$$

Suggest you go to your previous post that was moved to the Plasma Table Discussion Form under the BurnTables sub-forum. Maybe after reading through the history of posts in that forum it might be clearer why you got no response to the first post.
by tcaudle
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Ohmic Sensing for the hardcore DIY'er
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Ohmic Sensing for the hardcore DIY'er

No, Common input on a CanCNC system it was designed for is NOT ground
by tcaudle
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Mach3 THC off-THC on g code?
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Mach3 THC off-THC on g code?

If you have no way to software control the THC ON/OFF then you cannot program in a delay unless your THC has that option. The Macro you talk about will not work because they create a motion pause as they execute so do not work embedded in a motion line. There are some ways to use M10 and M11 to do t...
by tcaudle
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Installing RS485 kit on 45XP - anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Installing RS485 kit on 45XP - anyone?

Dan. I have a 45 Xp on the floor with the RS485 installed. If you will drop me a line directly (tom at the website address) I will have one of the guys open it up and snap a few pics. I got this one with it already installed so I can't address the processs . I HAVE donw it on several 65 and 85 machi...
by tcaudle
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Torchmate Stutter when jogging to start cut
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Torchmate Stutter when jogging to start cut

If it worked for 4 years what changed?
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut

According to the voluminous 6 page manual there is no way to turn it off , disable it or bypass it.
So you can't cut with the THC disabled and have it display the actual cut voltage.
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What is the TNG in Sheetcam
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: What is the TNG in Sheetcam

The Next Generation
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Hypertherm 65 / Proma SD / Fine cut

You start by making a cut at the right height and feedrates and getting a voltage baseline reading with the DTHC disabled. On a THC that displays actual Torch VOlts while it cuts that becomes pretty easy. Fine cuts are a challenge even with a more sophisticated THC.
by tcaudle
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Help me tune my THC
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Help me tune my THC

Several things have to happen when the torch pierces and then the DTHC turns on. 1. The touch off sequence HAS to be correct. The torch needs to rise up and fire at the right height then plunge, start the cut on THEN the DTHC turns on after allof the drama of the pierce and resulting voltage spikes ...
by tcaudle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Mach3 how do you set thc to a negative value?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Mach3 how do you set thc to a negative value?

There is no proc4ess if the screen set they provided or that you are using won't take a negative number into the OEM DRO . You set in the screen painter what size and type numbers it will take. The THC Min and MAX values are added to the screen set and the values stored in the XML file. The vendor t...
by tcaudle
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Maybe a THC problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Maybe a THC problem?

When its starts doing that click off the THC button in MACH and watch the cutting voltson the readout of your THC box. If the volts don't stay pretty constant and start to drop then the THC is trying to raise the volts. If the THC torch goes up so will the volts. The THC box sould have UP and DOWN L...
by tcaudle
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Importing svg. From corelx7 issues
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Importing svg. From corelx7 issues

Try importing the SVG inot Inkscape (free) . That is its native file format and it oputs out SVG files that adhere to the standards and work in SheetCAM. Its not unusual for CorelDraw to "fix" something like one of the export or import filters and totally screw it up. X6 seems to work okay...
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Need help with plasma
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Need help with plasma

If you cannot fire the torch in the air and it stay son long enough to start the arc and you can get a Torch Volt reading then the probelms is at the plasma Watch the red LED on the PWM module at the plasma. If its on the torch should be on. Anytime you have height problems the first thing to do is ...
by tcaudle
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Small Circles Not Round
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Small Circles Not Round

Drilling into a hardened shaft may prove to be challenging. Loctite makes a product (600 series) expecailly for cylindrical bonding. Its not designed to break loose under torque. Once the gear/pulley/coupler is on the shaft its there until you apply heat to break the bond. It WILL stop rotary slippa...
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: Rotary Plasma for CommandCNC with joint design
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Rotary Plasma for CommandCNC with joint design

woops , sorry but I let my glee of getting this working in my development environment override the ability to get to a user ready program. My programmer reminded me we need an installer package for the LINUX version and that will take several days to develop and test. If you are desperate and can us...
by tcaudle
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: LDR Motion Systems
Topic: Can't figure this out...
Replies: 44
Views: 2181

Re: Can't figure this out...

If the feedrate is right in the G-Code then the G-Code interpreter in MACH should set that. That should show in the code. The other thing I have seen is MACH is not working right and you need to do a reload and then update for the drivers and plugins. A cut rule with a slowdown could be getting stuc...
by tcaudle
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: Rotary Plasma for CommandCNC with joint design
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Rotary Plasma for CommandCNC with joint design

We have completed the integration of our PipeFit(tm) round pipe Joint Design plugin for SheetCAM Linux version, with the Rotary Plasma Plugin from SheetCAM 1. Layout a simple or complex 3D pipe fitting project and view it in 3D (rotational viewing ) and switch to 2D. Tutorials included. 2, Define th...
by tcaudle
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Sheetcam - Mach 3 Help
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Sheetcam - Mach 3 Help

velocity is the max velocity the axis can run at. Acceleration is how long it takes to get there. So the higher the velocity the more acceration you need to accelrate over the same distance. in short the more acceleration you have the better you can turn a corner and the faster you can change direct...
by tcaudle
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Sheetcam - Mach 3 Help
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Sheetcam - Mach 3 Help

so its either backlash in an axis (mechanical) or the really low acceleration you are running at. 15 on the X and 6 on the Z . If that is all your table will support you need to upgrade the motors or lighten the gantry. 15 is marginal MACH will compromise the toolpath (cut or round corners). See if ...
by tcaudle
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: Corel won't work with DXF
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Corel won't work with DXF

DXF file format changes at the whim of Autodesk and older import filters won't work on newer DXF export filters. You either need to upgrade Corel or something like X6 OR open the DXF with a CAD program and export in an older DXF file rev . If you can get then into inkscape and save in SVG then you c...
by tcaudle
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Pronest for Ethercut
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Pronest for Ethercut

Last time I talked to the Pronest and SigmaNest programmers the LT versions did not support embedded user variables so you have no way to do the automatic cut parameters (DTHC parameters ) and have them embedded in the G-code. Perhaps you have been able to get them to make the changes and do full to...
by tcaudle
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Help with DTHC
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Help with DTHC

MP1000THC is a bare bones POST and does not do anything automatically . THC on off should not be done with a macro (M code) with the DTHCII. I submit you will get better help on the DTHC and how to use it and what POST to use on the CandCNC Support Forum. It the Z is moving up during a cut the DTHC ...
by tcaudle
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: Corel Draw X8 SVG Export to Sheetcam
Replies: 22
Views: 403

Re: Corel Draw X8 SVG Export to Sheetcam

If the contours look correct in SheetCAM then the problem is not in the drawing. (beziers are not exported in DXF or SVG ) a pure arc is described as two end points with a radius, A Bezier is a mathematical description of multiple arcs with multiple radii joined as a poly object. Similar to a DXF sp...

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