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problem with offset cut paths

Post by sleepyweezle » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:41 pm

I upgraded my plasma to a miller 875 using 40 amp consumables and I tried to adjust the offset in cut paths to .065 but when I convert to cut path my drawing has loops at points and in letters so it looks horrible any help would be appreciated thanks
1st picture is when I convert to cut path
2nd picture is before

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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by acourtjester » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:48 am

I think your problem is in the CAM program you are using not the PLasma unit.
I think in SheetCam there is a setting about the corners and how the G-code acts to give a sharp cutting motion.
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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by sleepyweezle » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 pm

All of my design is done in plasmacam if I set it to 0 offset the image cuts right but I have to worry about loosing thin areas of the drawing

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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by Francisco » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:13 am

In the "Offset" page of the "Settings" menu, select "Exclude crossovers". That should fix it.

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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by sleepyweezle » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 pm

I only have the 3.11 software and can't find the tabs you are talking about are you running design edge software if so is it worth the money to upgrade

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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by Francisco » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:30 pm

Sorry for the late reply.

Yes, we run DesignEdge. In 3.xx you'll have to edit the cut path to get rid of the sharp corner "spikes" when they pop up.

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Re: problem with offset cut paths

Post by sleepyweezle » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:24 pm

Ok thanks for the info

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