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Setting for pierce?

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Probird
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Setting for pierce?

Postby Probird » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:39 pm

My table will find zero , cut, move to next cut and not find zero, just go to pierce height and go, then next cut it finds zero.

How do i make it find z zero at every move?

Thanks for all the great info thus far.
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Old Iron
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Re: Setting for pierce?

Postby Old Iron » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:04 pm

You'll need to provide a little more detail so we know what you're running.

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Re: Setting for pierce?

Postby Probird » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:20 pm

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4x8 Premier Plasma Table
Hypertherm 45xp
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Proma 150 THC

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Re: Setting for pierce?

Postby djreiswig » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Set the ref distance in SheetCam to something smaller and it will touch off more frequently.
Options, machine, post processor, custom post options. If not there, you'll have to edit the post.
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Re: Setting for pierce?

Postby tcaudle » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:44 pm

The RefDistance is a SheetCAM variable that has to be "exposed" in the POST (which it probably won't be in the post he is using) so the only option is to find a post that has it in the initial settings as "refDistance = ##" (in mm in the regardless of what unit you are running in SheetCAM) Just set it to some low number and it will touch off on every pierce. The number represents the total travel istance of X and Y axis since the last touch off. Edit the POST in SheetCAM .

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Re: Setting for pierce?

Postby djreiswig » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:28 pm

Can't he just add it to the beginning of the post he is using if it isn't already there? What is SheetCam using to space the references if it isn't set in the post? It seems to be referencing more than just the initial time.
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