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    I'm not sure what the "rules" are for dog-bones...

    I'm not sure what the "rules" are for dog-bones with the various line types, specifically arcs and beziers, but if you do a "curve fit" using straight lines and 0.004" tolerance, then you can perform...
  2. Good on you guys! If I still ran mine on SB3,...

    Good on you guys! If I still ran mine on SB3, I'd sure give it a go. Just curious and you don't have to answer this here, but are you using a specific distro with a virtual machine or something...
  3. Search the forum for Logitech RumblePad 2 (it's...

    Search the forum for Logitech RumblePad 2 (it's cordless). That was the one that people were using. They're not made anymore, but you could find one on eBay. If you do, make sure the receiver is...
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    If you can't drill through the piece in a waste...

    If you can't drill through the piece in a waste area, mount it on a sled of ply/mdf of a given size and use that size in your drawing for the indexing reference. Also, mount a ledger strip on the...
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    Yes X2, but you could use a double throw switch...

    Yes X2, but you could use a double throw switch in line with the fan and start button circuits to allow you to turn it off and also not be able to start the spindle without it being on.
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    So much simpler to just raise the Z, run the file...

    So much simpler to just raise the Z, run the file in 3D offset, done. No need to jump through hoops with other commands and resetting zero's numerous times, since 3D offset does it all for you. ...
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    Possibly "Offsetting and Zeroing" or "Temporary...

    Possibly "Offsetting and Zeroing" or "Temporary Zeros" here....https://www.shopbottools.com/training/tutorials

    What you want to do is use "3D Offset" from the fill-in sheet when you load your...
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    3 1/2 years later....

    ....and what has changed, any updates on the path forward?

    http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/showthread.php?24425-Post-Processor-Modification

    Hopefully JimmyD's keyholes are working better! :p
  9. Thread: Proximity stop

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    Blackhawk, It sounds like you must have an...

    Blackhawk,

    It sounds like you must have an older PRT with normally open switches for X and Y on Input #3, set to Normally Open Limit (VN). Your Z switch should also be on #3 if it is indeed the...
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    Are you using a manual or auto tool change post...

    Are you using a manual or auto tool change post processor, and if so, what's the number for that tool? Z axis tools are 1-19 and A axis tools are 20-29.
  11. Thread: Proximity stop

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    Wayne, I wouldn't splice it in with the Y. Are...

    Wayne, I wouldn't splice it in with the Y. Are your proxes NC or NO (splicing them and the type could cause a no sensing situation)? If your not sure, you can look to see what the X and Y is set up...
  12. Yeah, kind of silly. Post a comment on their...

    Yeah, kind of silly. Post a comment on their video for this project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuo3Ou8YwJk
  13. You won't be able to open the .crv3d file with...

    You won't be able to open the .crv3d file with VCP, only Aspire. There's no reason that Vectric couldn't make each of the parts of the model into .v3m clipart that could then be able to be imported...
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    What type of USB connection do you have on your...

    What type of USB connection do you have on your controller, direct to the board with the USB cable or one of the short USB to Serial adapters? If you have the adapter, try a new one, as they...
  15. Thread: J Tech laser

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    That's right, it's been so long since plasma was...

    That's right, it's been so long since plasma was actively supported/updated, that I had forgotten about it. Not much in the way of documentation to be found on it. Must be something in the archives...
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    Yeah, there's way to many ShopBot postp's in the...

    Yeah, there's way to many ShopBot postp's in the list that cause confusion. If your old one worked fine before, load it in and you should be back to normal.
  17. Thread: J Tech laser

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    Sorry to rain on your laser parade, but unless...

    Sorry to rain on your laser parade, but unless ShopBot has actually added "PWM" support to their board (be it the normal controller or FabMo), you won't be able to vary the power output of the...
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    When you installed v11, did you migrate your old...

    When you installed v11, did you migrate your old pp? Did what you used before work? If so, copy that pp into the "MyPostP" folder and try again. Are you trying to run an indexer job? What's on...
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    Hey Collin, Check the other end of the cable...

    Hey Collin,

    Check the other end of the cable where it connects to the control board to see if it's loose/disconnected and also check for continuity from end to end. The cable could have a break...
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    Correct. From the ComRef.pdf... Limit...

    Correct. From the ComRef.pdf...

    Limit Checking may be turned ON or OFF using the [SF] command inside a Part File. However, at the time the Part File execution ends, Limit Checking is set to the...
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    It sounds like you have tried most everything...

    It sounds like you have tried most everything that anyone here would suggest, short of getting a replacement control board from SB. Doing that isn't an upgrade, just a parallel move that may or may...
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    What are the temps in your shop? Just for fun,...

    What are the temps in your shop? Just for fun, leave the control box door open and place a fan blowing directly into the box. Possibly a bad solder spot that opens up when warm or other component.
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    Here are a few things from some of the...

    Here are a few things from some of the manuals/handbooks.

    Pg 18, Temporary Zero Points When Cutting Files

    Pg 53, Air cut a file

    Pg 5, Nesting and embedding part files

    The main thing that...
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    Also, if you happen to be running SB3 in "Easy"...

    Also, if you happen to be running SB3 in "Easy" mode, click the "?" and choose to run in full mode.
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    You just need to keep clicking through. The fill...

    You just need to keep clicking through. The fill in sheet is just for making any changes to how the file can be run, mainly if you want to run it in 2d or 3d offset. If you don't need to do...
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