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I found it (I think)...for the benefit of others here it is:

"Apply a layer of thin masking tape to the top of your substrate, and another layer to the bottom of your part. Then apply cyanoacrylate superglue to the  taped surface of the substrate and press the part on.
When finished machining, peel the tape from the part and the substrate.
Use the thin white masking tape, not the blue or green types."

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Thanks Lloyd, will do.

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I saw Dragonfly reference a post where Bob referenced "the blue painter's tape and super glue trick"  for holding down parts being milled, where Bob found the green Frog tape worked better (with flood cooling).

What is the super glue trick with the tape?  btw: I love Frog tape, too, for many reasons.


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Members Projects / Re: Spark plug story
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:10:46 am »
Wow! Congrats!

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I uninstalled, removed all artifacts of Camotics and re-installed.  It still runs full screen, no menu items work, no way to exit, sometime Alt-Tab lets me change window apps but it is unpredictable.  Using the menu key commands also do not work.

I loaded my .nc file, set workview's z to .01", ran the simulation and this fixed the view problem I first mentioned.  The 3D view window works as expected, I just have no application Menu, when I click on a menu item it highlights but does nothing.

I'll try F11 next time I feel like messing with this.

Thanks Bubba.

So, F11 did work to exit Full Screen mode, the Menu bar then worked properly.

I found that F11 worked to return Camotics from Full Screen to run in a smaller window AND the Menu bar functionality returned along with the "Minimize, Maximize, Close" windows buttons in the upper right-hand corner of the Camotics window.  These were missing when clicking "View > Full Screen".

I'm running version 1.2.0, downloaded today and installed.  I've confirmed that of the two ways to enter Full Screen mode, one works properly, the other has a bug.  Clicking the usual window control buttons in the upper right to Maximize, Minimize and Close the Camotics window work properly and when clicking the Maximize button the maximized Camotics window retains these three window buttons and the Menu bar works properly.  However, when clicking View > Full Screen things go bad as I've described earlier, but F11 does return to a functional medium size Camotics app window.


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I uninstalled, removed all artifacts of Camotics and re-installed.  It still runs full screen, no menu items work, no way to exit, sometime Alt-Tab lets me change window apps but it is unpredictable.  Using the menu key commands also do not work.

I loaded my .nc file, set workview's z to .01", ran the simulation and this fixed the view problem I first mentioned.  The 3D view window works as expected, I just have no application Menu, when I click on a menu item it highlights but does nothing.

I'll try F11 next time I feel like messing with this.

Thanks Bubba.

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I tried that, but I cannot remember if I re-ran the simulation, I believe I did.

The bigger problem now is that once I selected "View > Full Screen" the program always opens full screen and nothing works, period.  This isn't ready for prime time on a Win10 Pro 64-bit system.

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I installed the Camotics dll in CB1.0 and it seems to work fine when opening an existing .072" aluminum control panel I did recently.

I do not understand why most of the profile cuts of slots and circles do not appear to go all the way through the workpiece while only three do (to some extent), or is that the expected behavior?  Playing with the "Manual" Workpiece XYZ settings do not seem to cause greater milling depth.

My .nc files Camotics based this view on clearly have milling depths that exceed the workpiece thickness.

I need some "learnin'" here.

Thanks,

PS, ran into a possible Camotics bug.  I've posted this on the Camotics group forum but so far no responses.
I had open and closed Camotics 3 or 4 times looking at my .nc file "view" before odd behavior began after I chose to show Camotics full screen.  The app displayed full screen but then none of the menus worked properly or in some cases at all.  I could still change the "eye view" of my board though.  I had to close Camotics with Windows Task Manager.  There was no other way.  Re-opening Camotics again resulted in it dutifully displaying in full screen mode and again, the Menu bar was disfunctional and I had to close again with Task Manager.

Any ideas what might be causing this?
 

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Using Cutviewer Mill with CB v1.0
« on: October 11, 2020, 17:51:56 pm »
You might want to consider reloading 0.9.8P instead of N.

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Unclosed shapes in pocket ignored
« on: October 08, 2020, 17:35:46 pm »
Lines and arcs that don't actually share the same end points has been a huge problem in Cad programs forever.  I use Fillet with a radius of zero a lot to keep that from happening. It trims or extends both lines if needed and no need to zoom way in to see if they are connected.

Gary, could you give a .cb example to show what you mean?

Not in CB, but in every other software I have used.  CBs version of the fillet command only works to fillet polylines and is a bit crude. A regular fillet command that trims or extends line or polylines using a radius or just end points would be nice.

Thanks for your clarification.

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Unclosed shapes in pocket ignored
« on: October 07, 2020, 18:08:03 pm »
Lines and arcs that don't actually share the same end points has been a huge problem in Cad programs forever.  I use Fillet with a radius of zero a lot to keep that from happening. It trims or extends both lines if needed and no need to zoom way in to see if they are connected.

Gary, could you give a .cb example to show what you mean?

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Spot Drilling
« on: October 03, 2020, 22:06:18 pm »

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Spot Drilling
« on: October 02, 2020, 03:13:39 am »
I too, use a router on my DIY CNC.  Its a Porter Cable 890 router.  I use Think & Tinker's Precise Spring Collets that provide a variety of collet sizes from .125" to .5".  In addition they have a tremendous variety of Precise Bits including micro-bits with .125" shanks.

I was able to turn my router into a speed-controlled router with the product "Super-PID" which works with Mach3's machine control software.  This gives me router spindle speed choices from a few thousand RPM up to 23,000.

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Re-size moves the polyline??
« on: September 15, 2020, 18:58:59 pm »
My initial guess is that the imported primitive object (your circules) imported as "polylines" and not as "circles".  The CamBam "circle" primitive has center coordinates that remain unchanged when scaling the object, whereas "polyline" primitive objects do not.  I know in CB you can convert a "circle" to a "polyline" or "Region" but I don't see that a circular "Polyline" can be converted to a "circle".

I'm sure our experts may know a cure for your problem.

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: text problems
« on: September 05, 2020, 20:53:53 pm »

The Engraving MOP is maybe more popular when machining fonts because it always follows the "line stroke or outline stroke center line" of the font.

I prefer the Engraving MOP and always choose a bit diameter the font stroke width desired.




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