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129830Re: Different depth of cut

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  • Inventor
    Aug 1, 2011
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      Ray,
      Go to Mach3's website video section.
      There they have a complete video on using LasyCam.

      Grandpa Bill

      --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, "retired_ray" <retired_ray@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks Grandpa Bill for the info. I drew the design in TurboCAD Pro, saved as a DXF then entered it into LazyCAM to generate the G-code. Now I just entered that file into the Multi Pass wizard and it makes the depth changes for me.
      >
      > retired_ray
      >
      > --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, "Inventor" <welfab@> wrote:
      > >
      > > My question is: "What program are you using to generate the Gcode?"
      > > SheetCam
      > > Vcarve
      > > etc.?
      > >
      > > That is where you set up:
      > > the thickness of material
      > > the depth of cut 'per pass'
      > > Final/finished depth
      > > Size of the cutter
      > > the length of the cutter
      > > spindle rpm if needed
      > >
      > > All this is done 'BEFORE' the tool paths are written into the
      > > Gcode.
      > >
      > > Grandpa Bill
      > >
      > > --- In mach1mach2cnc@yahoogroups.com, "retired_ray" <retired_ray@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I made a program to cut an object from a piece of aluminum but to get to my desired depth of cut, I change the z depth 3 more times and run the program 3 more times to get to myfinal depth.
      > > >
      > > > I first use Z-0.0627 after program ends, change to Z-0.127, end program and change Z to -0.1877, end program, change to Z-0.2508 for last run.
      > > >
      > > > I want to have the program maked the Z changes automaticlally and continue on with those different depths until it has gone Z-0.2508 without having to manually making the changes after each run.
      > > >
      > > > What is the easiest way to program that in? Thank you so much. Ido not know how to attach my TAP file to the post.
      > > >
      > > > Retired_ray
      > > >
      > >
      >
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