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Postby rwskinner » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm

Does Arclight have any plans to have a CommandCNC version?

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Re: Linux

Postby drossmaker » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:43 am

rwskinner,

We are always doing R&D and exploring ways provide the best product possible.

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Re: Linux

Postby motoguy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:29 am

It's my understanding that Arclight, LDR and Bulltear will all be moving to the CommandCNC controller on Jan 1.
Bulltear 6x12 w/ Proton Z axis & watertable
CandCNC Bladerunner Ethercut DTHCIV w/ Ohmic & HyT options
Hypertherm Powermax 85 w/ machine torch and RS232
Solidworks, Coreldraw X7, Inkscape, Sheetcam, Scananything, Mach 3

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Re: Linux

Postby rwskinner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:08 am

:) I guess they have to since Tom said he wouldn't sell any Mach systems after Jan 1. I still do see Mach systems on his site tho...

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Re: Linux

Postby tcaudle » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:30 pm

We have pushed the MACH systems cease fire date to mid Feb but we have virtually no new individual systems going out with Windows/MACH. It takes some time for OEMs to move over and learn the new system. We still will sell a MACH system to someone that already has that type setup and just wants to update hardware. Once you get to the latest EtherCut hardware technology its pretty easy to move to LINUX/CommandCNC.

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Re: Linux

Postby comeoutswingin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:23 pm

I've got the ethercut on my LDR, I am interested in switching to commandCNC. for me is it a simple computer/OS swap or do I have to update the controller box too?

Looking at your website I'm slightly confused between the $450 retrofit and the $1100 EtherCut Linux + CommandCNC Upgrade.
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Re: Linux

Postby tcaudle » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Here is how that works.

If you send in the Ethercut control box to us we update it and send it back with a LINUX PC . If you do not want the delay and shipping expenses you buy the whole sub assembly (with PC) and swap it out. There is no refund on the old Ethercut sub assembly.

We structured it that way because we can do it in about 10 minutes and test it but we have no control over what happens in your shop! :shock:

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Re: Linux

Postby comeoutswingin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Makes sense. Is a different post processor required or is it a hook it up and be running like before?

I've watched the videos on youtube about commandCNC and what really is pushing me towards doing this is the view screen, for following cut activity, (cut and uncut parts during the program) With mach 3, my screen is about 3"x3" and I cannot see what is taking place when I need to know without zooming in a million times.

Does command CNC auto-fit to screen resolution?
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Re: Linux

Postby tcaudle » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:24 pm

You need a high res monitor (at least 1024 vertical ) . You can resize the screen by dragging side or corner but some objects stay the same size like the buttons and DROs The Toolpath can be made bigger or smaller and the zoom function is tied to the center wheel on a mouse. Have the onscreen rulers is nice too. it works REALLY good on a 1920 X 1080 HDMI screen and I run a 23 monitor with 1920 X 1280


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