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Offline csirocnc

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Cutviewer link
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:23:45 am »
Hi
I am trying to get cutviewer  to work by using the option in the tools menu but a message appears that says
"The system cannot find the file specified". which file does this refer to
Does the link work and if so what do i need to do to get it operating.

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Re: Cutviewer link
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 09:28:21 am »
I am trying to get cutviewer  to work by using the option in the tools menu but a message appears that says
"The system cannot find the file specified". which file does this refer to
Does the link work and if so what do i need to do to get it operating.
The CutViewer link requires that CutViewer Mill is installed, available from here:
http://www.cutviewer.com/

They provide a 30 day free evaluation.  The CamBam shop sells a combined CamBam and CutViewer Mill licence.  If you have already purchased a CamBam licence and would like to buy a CutViewer licence, please PM me or use the contact page http://www.cambam.co.uk/contact.html

To work better with CutViewer, CamBam needs to output CutViewer specific comments in the g-code output.  This can be done by using the following Machining custom file header:

(FROM/{start x},{start y},{start z})
(TOOL/MILL,{tool diameter},{tool corner radius},{tool height},{tool taper})
(STOCK/BLOCK,{length},{width},{height},{origin x},{origin y},{origin z} )

NOTE: replace the values in {} braces with your numerical values.
The initial tool definition can be anything and is to prevent tool setup messages before any moves.

Then for each machining operation, you can add a custom mop header:

(TOOL/MILL,$t,0,{tool height},0)

NOTE: the $t macro will be automatically replaced with the current tool diameter when the gcode is generated.

Examples:

(FROM/0,0,5)
(TOOL/MILL,6,0,20.0,0)
(STOCK/BLOCK,76.20,215.0,12.7,76.2,2.5,12.7 )

(TOOL/MILL,$t,0,20.0,0)

There are some problems where tool changes occur after preparatory moves.  This will be resolved when the new post processor system is in place.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Cutviewer link
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 05:25:46 am »
I have cutviewer installed, but i cannot find the g-code post file to change the file header
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Re: Cutviewer link
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 18:13:53 pm »

I have cutviewer installed, but i cannot find the g-code post file to change the file header


Hi Paul,

Select the "Machining" folder in the MOP tree. Down in the Properties, there is a category "Misc" and a field named "CustomFileHeader". The field entry has elipses (...), which when clicked brings up an "Edit Text" window. Enter your CutViewer specific comments there.

Similar for each MOP... In the properties for each MOP is a "Misc/CustomMOPHeader" field where you can enter the Cutviewer specific comment.

Hope this helps...

Paul, Central OR
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