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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: Half cylinder in surface
« on: October 19, 2018, 11:04:44 am »
Try selecting your object and then use the transform option that appears in the Object Property Window


Post Processors (*.cbpp) / Re: Speed Displayed with a Decimal
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:37:16 am »
I look at this one it but it doesn't show the S as a decimal.
The S seems to be the main issue.

Post Processors (*.cbpp) / Re: Speed Displayed with a Decimal
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:58:21 am »
I will give it a try when I get back to work and see how it goes.
Whats the worst that will happen. :-\

Post Processors (*.cbpp) / Re: Speed Displayed with a Decimal
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:09:20 am »
The controller is a GRBL

Searching the laserweb forum I found that G0 turns the laser off & G1 Turns it on.

So I'm thinking the format will have to be G1 X19.00 Y11.00 S0.20 F300.


Post Processors (*.cbpp) / Re: Speed Displayed with a Decimal
« on: June 29, 2017, 22:44:05 pm »
@Paul: I assume that you set the spindle speed value in the mops as a value between 0 and 100 ?

David- that assumption would be correct

I read on another thread how to use a PP macro $start={$s} to get the "S" on the G1 line, it shown on every G1 line but that should not be a problem.

Here is a g codes comparison from CB & laserweb 4
( Made using CamBam )
( Untitled 6/30/2017 8:16:53 AM )
G0 Z10.0
( Engrave1 )
G0 X10.0 Y10.0
G1 X20.0 S1 F300.0
G1 Y20.0 S1
G1 X10.0 S1
G1 Y10.0 S1
( Engrave2 )
G0 X11.0 Y11.0
G1 X19.0 S1 F400.0
G1 Y19.0 S1
G1 X11.0 S1
G1 Y11.0 S1
G0 Z50
G0 X0 Y300
(Laserweb 4)
G21         ; Set units to mm
G90         ; Absolute positioning

 M08     ;AA ON; Enable Air assist

; Pass 0 Path 0
G0 X20.00 Y20.00
; Pass Z Height 10mm (Offset: 0mm)
G0 Z10.00

G1 X10.00 Y20.00 S0.20 F300
G1 X10.00 Y10.00
G1 X20.00 Y10.00
G1 X20.00 Y20.00
G1 X20.00 Y20.00
; Pass 0 Path 1
G0 X19.00 Y19.00
G1 X19.00 Y11.00 S0.20 F300
G1 X11.00 Y11.00
G1 X11.00 Y19.00
G1 X19.00 Y19.00
 M09     ;AA OFF; Disable Air assist
M2              ; End
G0Z50        ; Move Z up
G0X0Y300  ; Move XY to top right

Post Processors (*.cbpp) / Speed Displayed with a Decimal
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:32:05 am »
I'm modifying a pp for our Emblaser 2 laser cutter and I'm just about there but I have one more hurdle to clear.
The g code needs the spindle speed output S to be a decimal ranging from 0 to 1 (0 - 100%)

eg: G1 X10.00 Y20.00 S0.20 F300
S0.2 = 20% laser power

Is this possible?


Members Machines / Re: What Grind - Interrupted Turning
« on: November 01, 2016, 03:57:33 am »
My dad used to secure a leather belt to the back of the lathe, then passed it over the top of the chuck with some weights hung from the free end. It act as a damper and stopped the back gears from pounding each other to bits.
The tool was HSS with a ground in chip breaker no carbide back then.


This could be a Why if not the guru's will tell you why.
It could be when you used the offset it has moved some lines so they fall on top of each other, if you break a polyline shape and step through the lines you will see that some fall on the same point. You can delete these multiple lines then rejoin the set, it may take a while or you could try using the resize option instead of the offset.


Members Projects / Re: Watch!..
« on: March 20, 2016, 02:36:03 am »
The 5 axis machine was on kickstarter a while back so it might be a bit of a wait to get one

Related Softwares / Re: Disloyalty and HSM
« on: November 05, 2015, 21:30:23 pm »
I have been using HSM with Autodesk Inventor at work for a while now, and it didn't take long to get the hang of.
The also does turning
CB still gets a run every now and then

I downloaded the Pro version for the 30 day trial about 4 months ago and it still say 30 days remaining. (maybe because inventor is licensed or on subscription) might be worth a try.

Scripts and Plugin Help / Re: Cam lobe machining
« on: October 13, 2015, 21:06:01 pm »
Their is a nice cam grinding / milling program at

Members Projects / Re: Hypocycloid Gearbox
« on: March 26, 2015, 02:11:20 am »
Yes you cannot drive the output shaft

Their is a Hypocycloid script for CB here

I attached the CB file I designed my housing around along with a drawing with some of the dimensions on it
I still have to draw up the input and output shafts.

Members Projects / Re: Hypocycloid Gearbox
« on: March 25, 2015, 21:19:37 pm »
The only disadvantages issues for some applications are

1- they cannot be back driven
2- Depending on the size It may need to be balanced to cut down vibration

Scripts and Plugins / Re: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse plugin
« on: March 03, 2015, 21:17:43 pm »
Just installed it & all works
Will look forward to testing the button actions out ;)

Scripts and Plugins / Re: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse plugin
« on: March 03, 2015, 21:06:16 pm »
I uninstalled the drivers I was using and installed 3DxWare 10 for Windows (64bit)
and now it works  ;D

Nice Work

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