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by jthornton
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: How do i configure CAM?
Replies: 21
Views: 17763

Re: How do i configure CAM?

Likewise I've been busy.

I use SheetCam and would love to get the CAM in QCad to generate the G code.

I used ngcgui for canned shapes like squares and circles etc.

JT
by jthornton
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 4913

Re: Feed Rate

Does anyone know where you put the feed rate?

Thanks
JT
by jthornton
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Spindle Control
Replies: 0
Views: 4136

Spindle Control

Where would be the correct place to add spindle control codes?
M3 spindle on CW
M4 spindle on CCW
M5 spindle off
Sn is the RPM to run the spindle at. If it is 0 the spindle will not run.

For example M3 S2000 would need to be inserted before any moves and M5 after all moves are done.

Thanks
JT
by jthornton
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Radio Button
Replies: 3
Views: 5178

Re: Radio Button

It is a global option so I get errors trying to use layer. I'm calling the function from writeToolDown: // probe for material top and fire the torch Plasma.prototype.writeToolDown = function() { this.g = GCode.Mode.Normal; this.z = this.getToolDownLevel(); this.nozzle = this.getNozzle(); this.thickn...
by jthornton
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Radio Button
Replies: 3
Views: 5178

Re: Radio Button

Anyone have an idea on how to get the currently selected radio button? I've searched and guessed till the cows came home...

Thanks
JT
by jthornton
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: How do i configure CAM?
Replies: 21
Views: 17763

Re: How do i configure CAM?

Ok, having Sn in the RS274NGC_STARTUP_CODE in the ini file works. On your plasma do you use different nozzles? I'm working on a plasma configuration that allows you to pick the nozzle then the material thickness and the cut height, pierce height, pierce delay and cut speed is inserted into the touch...
by jthornton
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Radio Button
Replies: 3
Views: 5178

Radio Button

I'm trying to figure out a way to limit the thickness list for each nozzle. So I came up with using a radio button for each nozzle and next to it a combo box that only list thickness that would be appropriate for that nozzle. What I'm having trouble with is finding out which radio button is checked....
by jthornton
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Function Order
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Re: Function Order

Andrew, thanks again... I forgot about the script debugger with so much new info floating between my ears.

JT
by jthornton
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: How do i configure CAM?
Replies: 21
Views: 17763

Re: How do i configure CAM?

Spesmek,

How do you get your torch to fire with no S word? M3 alone normally won't turn on the output unless S is non zero.

JT
by jthornton
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Function Order
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Re: Function Order

I can't seem to get anything to work in writeHeader that calls another function. The following code fails for some reason that I don't understand. // add preamble Plasma.prototype.writeHeader = function() { this.writeLine("G20 G17 G40 G49 G54 G64 P0.005 G80 G90 G94"); this.torchNozzle = th...
by jthornton
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Function Order
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Re: Function Order

Does writeHeader come before the creation of the CAM Configuration page? Does exportFile or exportDocument create the CAM Configuration page? If so that explains why I could not get my layer options in writeHeader where I was hoping to put a comment stating the torch settings.

JT
by jthornton
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Function Order
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Re: Function Order

Andrew,

That helps me understand where I was having some difficulty, thanks for posting that.

JT
by jthornton
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Feed Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 4913

Feed Rate

I found this code in GCode.js but there is not an entry on the CAM Configuration page for feed rate.

Code: Select all

GCode.prototype.getFeedrate = function() {
    return parseFloat(this.document.getVariable("Cam/Feedrate", 200));
};


Thanks
JT
by jthornton
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: Function Order
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Function Order

Are the functions called in some kind of order in GCode.js or is it top down execution?

When you create a new configuration file do you need to keep the new functions in the same order as GCode.js?

Thanks
JT
by jthornton
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: QCAD/CAM
Topic: QComboBox Action
Replies: 0
Views: 4285

QComboBox Action

Is it possible to make a selection in a QComboBox that causes the next box to be filled with the correct choices for the selection. For example if I select the 40a nozzle then the range of material to cut is 26 ga to 14 ga. and a different nozzle would have a different range.

Thanks
JT

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