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sheetcam question for start points

Post by evo221 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:25 pm

I have a hypertherm 45xp and have to manually turn the amperage up and down is there a way to cut holes in all my nested parts first add a table pause turn the amperage up to cut the rest of the parts I know how to do it one a single part but not multiple ones
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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by weldguy » Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:33 pm

Could just open your g-code in a text editor and add the pause command at the appropriate line after the holes are complete.

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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by evo221 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:43 pm

I can add a snippet to pause the table..my question is how to get it to cut all the holes in ALL the parts first and then finish the parts
example: i nest 8 of the same parts and I want to cut all of the 1/2" holes in all parts at a certain amperage and then pause turn the amperage up and finish the parts cutting at a higher amperage

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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by ROKCRLER » Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:51 pm

Move the holes to a new layer, i usually call it Holes or Inside
Select the outside cuts and move to a new layer , i usually call it Outside.
Set your pause between or pause it manually after the holes/inside layer is done and gantry is moving to the outside cuts.
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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by evo221 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:31 pm

ROKCRLER wrote:
Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:51 pm
Move the holes to a new layer, i usually call it Holes or Inside
Select the outside cuts and move to a new layer , i usually call it Outside.
Set your pause between or pause it manually after the holes/inside layer is done and gantry is moving to the outside cuts.
that works for individual parts with holes but if i want to cut all the holes in all the parts first

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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by Plasma-art » Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:16 pm

I think you can set it up manually with the cut path rules.
Check out page 45 of the manual.

Option 2 would be nest all parts into a single DXF.

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Re: sheetcam question for start points

Post by acourtjester » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:32 pm

It works the way Rokcrler says, you just move from each part and do all the inside cuts then move back to the start and do all of the outside parts. You can even place a M01 when you want to do a pause between the inside and outside sections to change the amps. Generate a code snippet with a M01 and save it. then when you want to insert it do it the same as a cut sequence as shown in the image
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