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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by dh42 on Yesterday at 20:19:26 »
in progress ;)

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David
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by Dragonfly on Yesterday at 18:23:20 »
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the next time I manage to "catch" Andy I will discuss it with him if he has time.

Better tell him that users are eagerly expecting some advance beyond v.1.0 :)
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by dh42 on May 27, 2022, 22:01:26 pm »
... and one thing that I see is that the new layout for the English doc no longer insert the menu on each page like with the old format (that I still use, see picture), this will simplify things for the conversion. I will have a look when time permit (but there is still the problem that the doc is not up to date !)

the next time I manage to "catch" Andy I will discuss it with him if he has time.

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David

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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by dh42 on May 27, 2022, 21:54:41 pm »
Hello,

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Instead of 'converting' the HTML, how about just printing it to a PDF, with something like PDFCreator (free).

Yes, but still a big job because we can't print the whole doc, each "chapter" (an item from menu list to the left side) must be printed separately, sometime it's only one page, sometime more. On the picture, the "drawing and system tab" is only 3 pages.

And it also needs a cleaning job for the pages as you can see on the picture, the things in the red oval must be removed.

And off course all links are broken (not a problem if it is only for print)

And for me, the last reason to not convert the doc to PDF now is that the doc remain unfinished for 1.0, a lot of new features are not documented. At least for beginners with CamBam that want a PDF, the better way is to use the one of the V0.98 that is very close to 1.0

Unfortunately I can't update the English doc so easily that the French one. On the French one, I directly access to the web page and I can update and upload it quickly but on the English one, I can't works on the html page but I must work on a .md file (MarkerDown) that is a pain for me, I can't find a correct editor for this format and I always must do manual change to the produced file ... and I can't convert it to html and update the website myself ; the .md file that I modify is stored on GIT and it is Andy that do the html conversion and upload the html page to his server. Using the md format and GIT should have been an easy way to keep the doc up to date, but for me that's not the case at all, it would be much easier if I could work directly on the html pages and upload them immediately as I do with the French doc.

Some change I've made on the English doc on the .md file has been done one year ago, but still not converted by Andy that is overbooked as usual :), so currently I stopped to update the English doc until we found a better way to work efficiently. (and without this horrible .md format !)

Currently the best way to get a up to date doc for V1.0 is ..... learn French  ;D ;D

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David

edit: argh ! and in addition the PDF print option do not creates text + pictures ! , the whole page IS a picture, so not editable even with acrobat  :'(
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by lloydsp on May 27, 2022, 19:48:46 pm »
Instead of 'converting' the HTML, how about just printing it to a PDF, with something like PDFCreator (free).

Lloyd
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CamBam help (General usage) / Re: CB Ver 1.0 documentation
« Last post by TroyO on May 27, 2022, 19:28:42 pm »
Thanks for the info. I was here looking for the same thing. (I wanted to print a copy... so I can sit in my easy chair and skim it, LOL.)

The offline version will help, even if the printout isn't an option. Thanks!
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Now if I moved the G0 Z3 gcode ({clearance}) below the TOOL CHANGE code, I have a problem with all other tool changes except the first one.

When I started this topic I mentioned the first occurrence of G0 Z3 is not ok, now if I moved it below the tool change all the other occurrences are not ok because the tool remains at the depth where it milled before.

I think to solve this issue I will try to add a default custom MOP footer, probably the code {$clearance} is ok, this way I won't have a G0 Z3 before FIRST tool change command (having that command before M6 will cause a big crash) and after a MOP is finished it will retract the tool to clearance height.

I just updated now the first style in System > Cam Styles > Standard-mm, the no-name one and I think this applies to all new MOPs, this is the default style. I will also update all my other styles, to add this on Custom MOP Footer: {$clearance}


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Eddy, I already applied that fix to have the G43 Hx command inserted after tool change, what I ask now, is how can I remove the first G0 Z3 from the gcode?
or
how can I place that first occurrence of that gcode, after the first occurrence of tool change command ?

UPDATE. I understand now, the {$clearance} was the command that I needed to remove , or place bellow the toolchange command.

Thank you Eddy!

I modified the current code, from this:

Code: [Select]
{$clearance}
{$comment} T{$tool.index} : {$tool.diameter} {$endcomment}
T{$tool.index} M6
G43 H{$tool.index}

to this:

Code: [Select]
{$comment} T{$tool.index} : {$tool.diameter} {$endcomment}
T{$tool.index} M6
G43 H{$tool.index}
{$clearance}
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Using the same method Lloyd described in your link, would the answer be this ?

{$comment} T{$tool.index} : {$tool.diameter} {$endcomment}
T{$tool.index} M6
G43 H{$tool.index}
{$clearance}
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