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  1. Thank you Scott: Changing to Normal Closed did...

    Thank you Scott:
    Changing to Normal Closed did the trick!
  2. Upper z proximity switch doesn't stop travel

    When Limit (proximity) Switches are on in VN, my upper z proximity switch doesn't stop travel, which causes a fault that turns off the Z motor which allows the spindle to drop damaging my work.
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    Thank you Brady, I looked at what jtechphotonics...

    Thank you Brady, I looked at what jtechphotonics did, added BEGIN PLUNGE_MOVE "SO,3,1" and BEGIN RETRACT_MOVE "SO,3,0", with a degree of success. I have a couple bugs. When initiating straight lines...
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    I would happily mess with it IF it were...

    I would happily mess with it IF it were understandable but I'm not seeing a clear instruction. ShopBot Support says: "The post processors for VCarve can be found in C:\ProgramData\Vectric\VCarve Pro...
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    Related question: The PP the you linked for...

    Related question:

    The PP the you linked for the Laser only has the word "laser" in 3 places 2 in notes at the beginning and once in the footer to turn it off. Not sure what I'm supposed to make of...
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    Hi Steve_G: I'd be using this on a tool path with...

    Hi Steve_G: I'd be using this on a tool path with a hundred slots so having the commands added automatically would be handy. I have very little programming experience and so far my attempts to alter...
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    Turning on an air nozzle with program

    I have a PRSAlpha 48x96 just a year old.

    Is there an output on the PCB that would allow for turning on an accessory, i.e. air hose or motor?

    How would I go about adding that to a Tool Path...
  8. Thread: Solidworks CAM

    by ger.wat
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    Solidworks CAM

    2018 Solidworks includes CAM. It comes with many generic Post-Processors:
    M3(4&5)AXIS-Tutorial
    Acramatic-2100
    Allenbradley-8400
    Anilam 1100 & 6000M
    Biese-Rover23
    Bostomatic
    Brother-C720...
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    Hells Bells

    Hells Bells, look at that! Thank you Gary, you're a gentleman and a scholar!
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    Good Point

    Good point, it is the design software that is set differently for each cut.

    However, I've been through the TS setup 3 times and don't see anything that mentions Z.
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    But...

    But I set the Safe Z differently for almost every cut, depending on clamping methods.
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    Z jogs too high after update

    Updated software to 3.8.46. Have a few things I need to work out. Most troubling for me is that the Z Axis jogs up an inch when I click OK after starting the Spindle. A lot of my work is 3" tall,...
  13. Thread: calibration

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    alright never mind I fingered it out, thanks for...

    alright never mind I fingered it out, thanks for your help, jerry
  14. Thread: calibration

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    Thanks, pretty sure that's what I did, PRSalpha...

    Thanks, pretty sure that's what I did, PRSalpha 96x48 but obviously something didn't work right. Supposedly the unit values were provided in machine documentation but I sure can't find it. I could...
  15. Thread: calibration

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    calibration

    Just updated my software now x, y & z move wrong distance. when 10" is entered x & y move ~7.375" It's aprox. 30" short over length of 105" table. How do I fix this?
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    Random Tool Paths

    Have a new 48x96 PRSAlpha. I cut my 1st sign last week and watched as the tool roamed randomly all over the place, taking a little out here, then there. Broke up large patches into bits and pieces...
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    Thanks Gary, Where would I find this example? ...

    Thanks Gary, Where would I find this example?

    jerry
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    Touch off for x and y

    I have a new 48x96 PRSAlpha.

    Is there a way I can touch off the spindle to the edge of material in x and y similar to the way we do z? Milling slots in aluminum extrusion, I need position...
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    Spindle sinks overnight

    We just got our new PRS going, after attaching the dust collector hose we find the spindle sinks to the table overnight, broke a bit off this morning when the operator tried to raise it using the...
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