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Brand new - Torchmate/Cad

Postby burbasj » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:40 pm

Hi I am a new guy here. I am using Torchmate/Cad and I am haveing a difficult time trying to do a bridge weld
on some lettering like O's and 0's ect. Is there a trick I need to learn . Thanks for your help.

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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby jmsrbrt » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:18 pm

Can you expand on "bridge weld"? I have the TMCAD and can try to help you. Bob.
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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby Cotton » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Quick way is to make a box and move it over the Zero and O's and then use your weld function to split it in half.

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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby DLE » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:59 pm

Actually, the easiest way is NOT to weld rectangles.. the best way is to select the letter you want to link (make sure that the inside and outside is a "path") and go to Layout in the menu bar, down to common line cutting and use the inclusion function. Select the start and end points, and it will simply create a bridge without having to use multiple steps with welding. You can even specify the width of the bridge by going to your Cadlink.ini file in the c:\Torchmate folder, and changing the parameters under "Hotwire Setup" You will see a number following both Inclusion and Chaining

hope this helps!

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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby burbasj » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:03 am

Thanks for the info I'll give that a try.

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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby burbasj » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:21 am

jmsrbrt wrote:Can you expand on "bridge weld"? I have the TMCAD and can try to help you. Bob.


Hi Bob This is what I do I grab a letter change it to a grafic , then I selecta rectangle and place it where I want to
make the cut and adjust the size as needed. Then I select the entire drawing and make a path. then I go to my
weld choices and select basic weld. After all that then I select a show fill and that is when I see if my box is just a tiny bit small it shows my red cut lines. and if my box is a bit too large it shows a white void. and then AND THEN
I throw the computer. ha ha Just Kidding.

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Re: Brand new to the world of Plazma and your forum

Postby aicomp » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:39 pm

Some excellent Torchmate Cad tutorials here:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=963784

They were done by the TM support folks.
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