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    MTC.sbp is ShopBot's manual toolchange script. ...

    MTC.sbp is ShopBot's manual toolchange script. It is being called up by the actual part file (schwank.sbp) with C9. You could try commenting out the C9 if you have your tool in and zeroed already. ...
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    If the problem happens where your video shows,...

    If the problem happens where your video shows, it's not the post processor, it's their own manual tool change file that is causing it (MTC.spb). Z, A , and B are all being told to go to &safeZ,...
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    If you confirm that the pinion is tight, check...

    If you confirm that the pinion is tight, check the amount of backlash in that gearbox and compare it to the others. You can do this with a dial indicator on the X rail touching off on the gantry end...
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    I've stopped using SB3 on my machine going on two...

    I've stopped using SB3 on my machine going on two years now, so I can't dig through the files, but I seem to remember finding a similar problem with the 3.8 beta versions in the standard C2 zeroing...
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    Key in 'UV' for values and settings.

    Key in 'UV' for values and settings.
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    C:\ProgramData\Vectric\Aspire\V10.5\PostP or...

    C:\ProgramData\Vectric\Aspire\V10.5\PostP or C:\ProgramData\Vectric\Aspire\V10.5\My_PostP. When you find them, put them in the My_PostP folder on the new PC and that way when you save a toolpath,...
  7. Ok, got ya. That wouldn't be so much a postp...

    Ok, got ya. That wouldn't be so much a postp situation as it would be a software recognition of say a "Pod" layer where when choosing to add tabs, it would avoid that overlapped area. That might be...
  8. Not quite understanding the need for a custom PP...

    Not quite understanding the need for a custom PP either, when Vectric products have tabbing options built into the profile toolpath.
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    Sorry, but this was sold. Sold via a different...

    Sorry, but this was sold. Sold via a different thread and a PM and I forgot to find and mark this as sold.
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    More info in your other thread on the same...

    More info in your other thread on the same subject, with files and instructions needed to make it work. There are also files in the sbparts folder that you can learn from and adapt to work with one...
  11. Possibly for the mechanical hard stops.

    Possibly for the mechanical hard stops.
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    Probably be easier to find a parallel port add in...

    Probably be easier to find a parallel port add in card of some sort.

    Better question is why do you need it? 😉
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    Sneak up on it with the keypad after getting it...

    Sneak up on it with the keypad after getting it close....

    "Several additional functions are provided. If you hit a <D> (upper or lower case) on your keyboard or click on the “fixed” button in the...
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    This should get you started. You can modify to...

    This should get you started. You can modify to suit your needs.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsPqyLrhnhkRgzmUXrkRdRXNNVGq?e=dnJMAO
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    Been off SB3 for so long now that I can't...

    Been off SB3 for so long now that I can't remember, but it seems like there was a version somewhere along the line that did that. It doesn't seem likely, but there's a dwell setting in the hole...
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    Just in case if this happens to be a new software...

    Just in case if this happens to be a new software setup, be sure to run Tools/Shopbot Setup to set the offset for the second Z. Just follow the prompts and instructions to work through it.

    If you...
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    Might want to specify what control box you have,...

    Might want to specify what control box you have, what VFD, and the version of SB3 you're running.

    I have one of the USB spindle rpm controllers for sale if needed, it uses RS485 communication...
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    While the other guys have covered your query from...

    While the other guys have covered your query from the Aspire side, it sounds like you could just make one design with the toolpaths for it and then create a master file (.sbp) that would call up the...
  19. Quartersawn and tighter growth rings will be more...

    Quartersawn and tighter growth rings will be more stable and cut cleaner. Flatsawn, especially if you glue up the full width of the 10" will guarantee that your panel will cup, even if you alternate...
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    :p Scott, yup, full of my mornin' coffee and...

    :p Scott, yup, full of my mornin' coffee and feelin' a bit snarky, but the question was "how to cut a top that is larger than what will fit on the Desktop". So, the first thing that came to mind was...
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    Perhaps you're missing a table saw, circular saw,...

    Perhaps you're missing a table saw, circular saw, jig saw, or one of those that you operate by hand. ;)
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    Runs in my browser and you can generate a file. ...

    Runs in my browser and you can generate a file. http://gofabmo.org/fabmo-hershey-app/
  23. Good job, glad you got it worked out! What was...

    Good job, glad you got it worked out! What was your error, just a little syntax?

    It wasn't for nothing, someone else may come across a similar situation and now there's answer.
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    Assuming that you were using a Vectric product,...

    Assuming that you were using a Vectric product, when you choose a post processor to save a toolpath, one of the posts in the list used to be named ShopBot_inch (or something similar) and that one...
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    Grab the nose of the spindle and give it a...

    Grab the nose of the spindle and give it a push/pull in the long axis and feel for play in the lower v-bearings of the Y car. There should be no play in it. Check for play due to the motors/pinions...
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