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by n_spect_r
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Problems offsetting with distance
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Problems offsetting with distance

Thanks. I knew there was a simple fix.
by n_spect_r
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Problems offsetting with distance
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Problems offsetting with distance

I want to offset a single line but when I try the program is offsetting the entire shape. I just want to offset the line that I first selected. This is simply an example, I try to do this a lot when drawing. I was going to add a video but can't, photos instead. The part, the line I want to offset an...
by n_spect_r
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Modify Post Processor
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Modify Post Processor

I still need to make a few more tweaks, when I have what I really like I'll post it as a final. But it can certainly be added to future releases.
by n_spect_r
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Modify Post Processor
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Modify Post Processor

I find myself answering my own questions. LOL. I found a post by p44banditd with decimal point issues. His solution solved mine. I'm running this on 4 Mazak Nexus 510 machines. I couldn't get the initial Z move to come after the X-Y but that's moot as I like to set that manually anyway. Used this to...
by n_spect_r
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Modify Post Processor
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Modify Post Processor

OK I've had some success. Made a new post, followed the basic example on the web page about making posts. I edited the GCodeBase by removing the toolheader. I added the tool change to my custom post, looks like this. Now I just need to get decimal points on whole numbers. // Include GCodeBase.js whi...
by n_spect_r
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Modify Post Processor
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Modify Post Processor

I'd like to modify the Mach3 post processor in this way. It currently begins with G20 G17 G90 G40 G49 G80, on the next line there is G70 G91.1 then after the first move it adds G28. Want to remove several of these, G70, G91.1 and G28. Also the program does the initial X-Y move before the tool change...
by n_spect_r
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: What do you use QCAD/CAM for?
Topic: Commercial manufacturing and drawig
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

Commercial manufacturing and drawig

I was using Autocad years ago then Draftsight. The company I work for bought Solid works but I still like to work with basic .dxf files. I mainly bought this to draw with but found the cam portion, works great for doing engraving. I use it to program 4 Mazak machines and 1 old Bridgeport converted t...
by n_spect_r
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: [solved] Cutting square corners on island
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Cutting square corners on island

Actually it worked right. It looked funny in the drawing, but as the radius is equal to the tool radius the corners are essentially square.
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by n_spect_r
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: [solved] Cutting square corners on island
Replies: 4
Views: 717

[solved] Cutting square corners on island

I have searched for this and so far no luck. I'm cutting an island, it's square in the middle of a heat sink. The print has square corners, my drawing has square corners but the path puts a radius matching the tool radius. Which is great for the roughing cuts, I still need to square the corners thou...
by n_spect_r
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cursor lines
Replies: 1
Views: 2413

Cursor lines

Is there a way to hide or remove the long cursor lines. Not sure if that's exactly what they are called. It's the infinite red line that extends out from the position cross.

Thanks

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