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What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

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What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby Paint Chip » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:14 pm

In Sheetcam in view tool path mode with show tool path selected, so that the green line shows up, the lead-ins and an X appear on the tool path (green) line. The location of the X is affected by how much over cut you add but seems too far from the lead-in to be the point where the torch goes off. Can someone tell me what the X represents - could not find it mentioned anywhere in the Sheetcam manual.

Guess I posted this in the wrong place - if any moderators view - can you please move to the Sheetcam section?

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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby Paint Chip » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:15 pm

Maybe a picture would help?? The green X is about 2/3 up from the bottom in the center of the picture.


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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby Old Iron » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:22 pm

Have you clicked on the red X at the top left of the screen to see what it says?

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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby Paint Chip » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:34 pm

Yes, it just says it could not fit lead-ins on some paths (inside area too small). I assume since it's on the cut path line it has something to do with plasma torch control but I don't know what.

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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby motoguy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:46 pm

They can show where path rules take effect, such as thc on/off.
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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby Paint Chip » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:55 am

I tried setting DTHC to 0 and turning off all cut path rules in Sheetcam, but the green X did not change locations or disappear. The only thing I have found that affects it is the overcut setting - increasing it from 0.1 to 0.5 moves it closer to the back side of the lead-in. I don't see the X in other drawings imported to Sheetcam, just this one. Since it doesn't seem to affect anything I guess it's not that important - just bugs me not knowing what its purpose is and if it can be used in some way.

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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby LSX » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:04 pm

I'm having the same problem. . . Wish I knew what the green X's where i'v tried about everything...

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Re: What does the green X in Sheetcam signify?

Postby LSX » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:20 pm

I emailed les at sheetcam "The green X marks show where a cutting rule is being used. It looks like one of your cutting rules is incompatible with the scriber. In SheetCam go to Tools->cutting rules and enable 'Show rule names in g-code'. This will put rule names in the g-code whenever one is applied. Now when the machine stops you should be able to look at the current g-code line and see what rule caused the problem."

I found out it was the Anit-dive even tho it wasn't set


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