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by edi
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

I have tried to add an offset, but to no avail. It does shove the output to one side, but the clip remains.
by edi
Wed May 30, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: Wish list
Replies: 4
Views: 11729

How about a search feature? In AutoCAD, you can search for a string.
It would be cool to be able to do that in QCAD. Searching for a block would be nice, too!
by edi
Sat May 19, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: hpgl conversion problems
Replies: 0
Views: 15997

hpgl conversion problems

Hello, I have tried to generate a cutfile for my CNC mill (hpgl) with CAM expert. It looks ok, apart from two things: 1. I have specified to order lines from inside out, but this is not done when the outside line is a circle. 2. One part is looking ok in CAM expert, but the hpgl code is erroneous. I...
by edi
Sat May 19, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

btech wrote:
edi wrote:As I said, I have never used the serial cable.
So your computer is right next to your machine?
To the plotter, yes.
by edi
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Multiple copies do not work any more
Replies: 1
Views: 7048

Multiple copies do not work any more

From 2.1.2.8, multiple copies result in putting all the copied entities one upon the other ...
by edi
Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Pre-sales Questions
Topic: Various question before purchasing
Replies: 9
Views: 22138

I didn't understand everything of your last post, but I can answer a few ones: - The full version is a new download, not a key. After purchasing, you get a download link where you'll find your pro versions. - Finding the middle of something works with "snap to middle point" or "snap to center" depen...
by edi
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

As I said, I have never used the serial cable. The guy I got the plotter from was an architect who was gearing up. He showed me the plots and they were fine. As a matter of fact, so are mine when prepared with windows software like Autosketch, AXCAD or AutoCAD (these I get ready to print - just "cat...
by edi
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

No windows here, I am using Linux (ubuntu x64). I have assumed HPGL is a subset of HPGL/2 so that my printer would understand it. BTW, my CNC software (PCNC 3.0) is supposed to understand HPGL, but it chokes on the files generated by CAM Expert, too. :( Using Camexpert with Linux is why I hooked up...
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: parallel polylines on different layers in a block
Replies: 1
Views: 7233

Just a bit of information to help you track this down: This bug is not present in 2.1.0.0, but it is there in 2.1.2.8.
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: QCAD 2.1/2.2 Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: parallel polylines on different layers in a block
Replies: 1
Views: 7233

parallel polylines on different layers in a block

Here is the scenario: I am editing a block and want to make a parallel polyline on a different layer. I select the layer, draw the polyline and everything looks ok. When I leave the block editor, however, the whole block (not only the new polyline) is suddenly on the layer I have drawn the parallel ...
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

No windows here, I am using linux (ubuntu x64). I have assumed HPGL is a subset of HPGL/2 so that my printer would understan it. BTW, my CNC software (PCNC 3.0) is supposed to understand HPGL, but it chokes on the files generated by CAM Expert, too. :( The dxf file does not seem to be the problem ei...
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

OK, here is some new data along with things I don't understand. All data gathered with my HP 430. 1. Setting the paper and using the print preview doesn't seem to affect the CAM export in any way. 2. Selecting something and then do CAM export *does* affect the output in a weird manner: You do not ex...
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: CAM Expert Troubleshooting and Problems
Topic: Abusing CAMexpert for plotting to HP plotter
Replies: 14
Views: 65482

Thanks for the replies My problem is as I said that the drawing gets clipped and is out of position. I haven't used the print preview because I thought it won't give me the same things as the CAM export file, but I will do that right away. I'd be a bit loth to invest money into a parallel-to-serial ...
by edi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: CAM Expert Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: How does CAM Expert compare to QCad?
Replies: 3
Views: 25991

Thanks for the reply and the offer. I have a CNC mill now and therefore I am principally interested, but first I want to come to grips with the hardware.
by edi
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: CAM Expert 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: HPGL and feed
Replies: 1
Views: 18394

HPGL and feed

The CNC mill I am getting understands HPGL. However, for different materials and drill sizes, I'll have to have different feed rates to be efficient w.o. breaking my drills too often. I can see feed rates for g-code but not for hpgl. Another thing I cannot find but where I am pretty sure it must be ...

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