NCP on eckert jantar 2

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NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:21 pm

Hey,

My company just purchased a Eckert Jantar 2 plasma cutting table and im looking for a good cad/cam software.
I tried out this one but couldnt save it in the right format (.ncp)

I really liked how easy and well arranged Qcad is and i would really like it to work.

If it doesnt work on our cutting table, do you have any other suggestions to what software we can use?


Thanks in advance
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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by andrew » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks for your interest in QCAD/CAM.

QCAD/CAM can be configured to output virtually any output format through a postprocessor. If you know what kind of format your machine expects (example file, manual, etc), I can tell you more.

Please note that .ncp does not sufficiently define the format as this could be any dialect of G-Code or even something else entirely.

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:36 pm

Hei,

Do you know how i can find out which filetype it uses? Ive only seen .ncp format on the machine, and every instruction i can find is in polish.

And about postprocessor, which program can i use for that?

I am still abit new to this, and everything is
self-learned so far.


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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by andrew » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 pm

Do you have any example files, anything that is known to work with your machine at all?

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:47 pm

Im gonna check abit closer now, but i have only seen .ncp.

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:57 pm

All i can find is .ncp, on every example file and test file. On the machine itself

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Do i need a file to set the right file i need for qcad?

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by andrew » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm

You essentially need to know how such a file is structured. There are various formats in use for CNC processing. The most common one is G-Code which also exists in many variations. G-Code looks for example like this:

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N10 G00 X5.0 Y4.0
N20 G00 Z2.0
N30 G01 Z-1.5
N40 X55 Y40
...
You could try to load and run a simple G-Code file (with save movements only!) and test it against your machine. This is a simple G-Code program that moves to X50:

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N10 G01 X50
Copy/paste this into a file, name it test.ncp and try to run it with the appropriate caution.

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:08 pm

I found one place on an old machine a file
called .esi. I tried to open it on the machine and it works.

Im gonna try this thing you told me now too

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:59 pm

Can you just quick walk me through the
postprocessing on qcad?

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by andrew » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:36 am

Postprocessors are stored in directory "postprocessors" of your QCAD/CAM installation. These are JavaScript files which can be adjusted to do anything that can be done using a programming language. So it really depends a lot on the desired output format, what needs to be adjusted and how.

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by Kitnitti » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:25 pm

ah okey

does this have any support for any hypertherm or plasma related things, like truehole and bevel cutting?

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Re: NCP on eckert jantar 2

Post by andrew » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:46 am

Kitnitti wrote:does this have any support for any hypertherm or plasma related things, like truehole and bevel cutting?
No.

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