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    I use Fusion and I was aware of machine...

    I use Fusion and I was aware of machine configuration but I have not been using it so far. There seems to be a definition for a Shopbot Desktop D2418 already provided with Fusion (it appears on my...
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    I have a lenovo laptop that I used to use to...

    I have a lenovo laptop that I used to use to control the shopbot without any kind of problem. Right now, I have a lenovo desktop hooked up to the shopbot and it's working perfectly.

    If I...
  3. Well Eric, most of my work is lutherie. I build...

    Well Eric, most of my work is lutherie. I build mostly archtop guitars and some solidbody (electric) ones. Note that I don't do this professionnally. I sold only a very few right now but I am...
  4. Hello Scottp55, I was not aware of those...

    Hello Scottp55,

    I was not aware of those features, thanks.

    I guess that works for the latest VCarve version like 10.something... I am still using 8.5 and I don't want to pay that much money for...
  5. Hi Eric, I'm not sure I understand your...

    Hi Eric,

    I'm not sure I understand your question but I hope this clears things:

    I am using a custom post processor because the toolpath that I am running using a laser to engrave some logo.
    ...
  6. [QUOTE=srwtlc;207356]Good job, glad you got it...

    [QUOTE=srwtlc;207356]Good job, glad you got it worked out! What was your error, just a little syntax?

    The error was that I forgot the first line «&tmpoff = abs(%(61)) + abs(%(62))» at one point...
  7. I feel really stupid when I find out that things...

    I feel really stupid when I find out that things did not work as expected because I made an obvious programming error...

    So in case it can benefit others, in a sbp file, it is possible to detect...
  8. Yes, that could work. I'll look into it. At...

    Yes, that could work. I'll look into it.

    At first I was hoping to get the current mode from one of the system variables but your idea might be viable too. Thanks for the input.
  9. Hi srwtlc, I did not know of the VO command...

    Hi srwtlc,

    I did not know of the VO command but it does not solve my problem. I am french canadian so my english is probably not crystal clear.

    I need to be able to check, inside a sbp file,...
  10. How to check for offset-mode inside a sbp file... ?

    Need some help figuring this one out.

    I wrote a custom post processor for vcarve for my laser. Everything fine but... yesterday I wanted to burn multiple copies of the same logo so I manually...
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    I would like other members to give me their...

    I would like other members to give me their opinion on this... it's related to the current topic and I was never quite sure (being a relatively new CNC user as well).

    I always thought that a...
  12. Personally, I use the post processors as is (both...

    Personally, I use the post processors as is (both for Vectric VCarve and Fusion).

    However, I did change some shopbot files (MTC.sbp and MTCon.sbp) to get rid of some restrictions regarding tool...
  13. Excuse me but there are users of Fusion. ;-P ...

    Excuse me but there are users of Fusion. ;-P Don't be so fast to «judge»... Maybe the way you use your machine is «special» and others did not encounter the same problems...

    Also, Eric is giving...
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    I too use Fusion often. Very powerfull but the...

    I too use Fusion often. Very powerfull but the learning curve is a bit steep. You will have to take your time learning it.

    I suggest you listen to videos on Youtube to get you started. The...
  15. I have a refurbished desktop lenovo with windows...

    I have a refurbished desktop lenovo with windows 10, nothing fancy. I added an SSD and transfered windows on it - kept the standard hard drive. The SSD makes it boot in around 10-15 secondes which...
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    Tried it also earlier this year - very...

    Tried it also earlier this year - very satisfying.

    I tried mostly straight end mill 1/8" diameter (.125) - found out that I was able to cut easily with very low depth of cut - around 0.010"...
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    Yes it is possible to define a home position...

    Yes it is possible to define a home position outside the model to be cut. The home position can be a point on the «stock» into which the model will be cut.

    You have two ways (I know of...) of...
  18. coryatjohn - I think styrofoam melts more than it...

    coryatjohn - I think styrofoam melts more than it burns. I did not see smoke comming out, I would not worry much about it. Wood, on the other hand, burns somewhat and the laser has to move rather...
  19. Here are some tests I did with it. 33109 33110...

    Here are some tests I did with it.

    33109 33110 33111 3311233113
  20. News update... I have been in touch with the...

    News update...

    I have been in touch with the Shopbot tech support today regarding the fact that the laser won't turn off when the cut-file is interrupted...

    They tell me their design intended...
  21. Thanks for the positive response. I hope my...

    Thanks for the positive response. I hope my writing is «readable»... (I'm french Canadian eh! :))

    Unfortunately it's been only a week so far and I gave my first protypes to a friend :(

    I'll...
  22. You are very welcome.

    You are very welcome.
  23. Adding a 3.5watts Laser to my Shopbot Desktop

    Hi everyone,

    I recently installed a small laser on my Desktop 2418.

    I asked for help from the Shopbot technical staff but it turned out they did not point me in the right direction and I ended...
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    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for...

    Very nice and inspiring work. Thanks for sharing. I love your spoil board design. I too use Fusion and love it though VCarve's simplicity is nice as well.
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    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths...

    I recently observed some hole making toolpaths where the bit also spent too long to execute causing some plastic to melt around my bit. I did not diagnozed it properly. Afterward, I found some ramp...
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