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LaserGrbl / Re: Creating gcode loops for lasergrbl buttons
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:39:01 AM »
On our controller boards there isn't any memory left to add new features such as a looping structure...so I'm not expecting to see it ever being added.

@pascalp you are correct: it's our Grbl versions that don't support g-code looping.

If you want to loop g-code (our grbl) you have to copy your g-code lines however many times you want to loop. That's the way I had to design BenCutLaser to implement 'multiple passes'.

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LaserGrbl / Re: Creating gcode loops for lasergrbl buttons
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:23:49 AM »
I've never seen any documentation on being able to loop g-code...I don't think it supports it.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Speaking of re-sizing windows (RESOLVED)
« on: April 28, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »
Let me see what I can do to BCL to help.

UPDATE: I've added an .ini file setting to set the pane height. You'll have to edit the file manually (the BenCutLaser.ini).

See the BCL Latest Download notes (3.2a) for more details on this change: http://benboxlaser.us/index.php/topic,614.0.html

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BenCutLaser / Re: Speaking of re-sizing windows (RESOLVED)
« on: April 28, 2018, 06:45:48 AM »
Its ok Ralph, I have sorted it using ctrl and left arrow in the pane. Is there a similar method to increase the depth of the horizontal pane (where you select the dxf file) at the top? Thanks, James

Sorry there is not currently a way to adjust that top pane. You're asking for an adjustment in height?

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BenCutLaser / Re: Speaking of re-sizing windows (RESOLVED)
« on: April 28, 2018, 06:44:28 AM »
i have the same issue with my laptop. I have a 17.3-inch UHD Resolution recommended at 3840 x 2160 with recommended scaling in Windows 10 set to 250%. I have tried changing the scaling down so that I can see more of the panes but the text gets too small. Can I make the right hand pane wider? Thank you Ralph.

James.

Yes, select a drawing object in the list in that right side pane and then use the Ctrl-Left/Right arrow keys to adjust the width of that pane.

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Wireless Engraving?
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:06:52 PM »
You probably don't want to hear this, but that's a very bad idea.

You ALWAYS need to be physically next to your laser when its being used. Things go wrong and a fire is always possible.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Technical support BCL and Elesmaker 2.5watt (CLOSED)
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:26:20 PM »
The installer had the wrong .lic file. I have corrected that.

Attached is the correct Windows Trial lic file.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Pause a job
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:04:27 PM »
I agree with Ian...it's a work around to try and do your project that way. You either enlarge your work space or make your dxf parts smaller. Don't try and burn a large job in multiple pieces.

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Trouble Shooting / Re: Incomplete shapes
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:19:28 AM »
The g-code below will burn a small square. Load it into T2 and then send it to your laser machine and see if it burns a complete square. Don't worry about how the lines look, we're just trying to see if it burns 4 lines at all.

G91
G21
G01 Z0000.0000 F100
G01 X0000.0000 Y0000.0000 F500
M03 S128
G01 X0000.0000 Y0010.0000 F500
G01 X0010.0000 Y0000.0000 F500
G01 X0000.0000 Y-0010.0000 F500
G01 X-0010.0000 Y0000.0000 F500 ( pass 1 )
M05 S0
G01 X0012.0000 Y0000.0000 F500
M30

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T2 Engraving / Re: Pause a job
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:24:40 AM »
In BCL, you can insert a Pause into your g-code after each pass of a multi-pass laser job -- or -- insert one Pause at the end of the job (after all passes) have finished.

See attachments.

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T2 Engraving / Re: Pause a job
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:59:45 PM »
It depends on which software you are using...some can and some can't. Having said that, why do you need to pause a laser job? Generally speaking its a bad idea to pause it. Your burn job should be prepared so you don't have to pause it.

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T2 Engraving / Re: DXF part disappear
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:36:56 AM »
> If you arent using it I think your assessment of the software is extremely biased and uninformed.

When I was looking for CAM software I looked at Fusion 360. It is a huge app and needs some PC horse power to make it work. I wouldn't want to use it on a tablet or an I3 Intel CPU. It's not bad to use for a dxf file I agree, but for that I personally think it's still over kill. I wasn't looking at it for it's CAD capabilities but rather for it's CAM add-on feature. The steps needed to use it's plug-in CAM feature (a year ago) was complex and didn't work well for me. Thus, I decided to write BCL.

I was writing mainly for the new folks on the forum. My posts tend to be written for them since the experienced folks (like yourself) don't need to be told this or that. If folks like Fusion 360, then that's what they should use. I wasn't trying to force anyone to use QCAD or LibreCAD or NanoCAD, but rather was just trying to make the new folks aware of what's available and they can check them out...if they wish.

As for you using Fusion 360, I still want to call you Capt. Nottingham82 ha!!

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T2 Engraving / Re: DXF part disappear
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:51:37 AM »
Sorry, no I don't. I use QCAD or LibreCAD or NanoCAD which are all free. Fusion 360 is massive over kill to be using for our little laser machines.

There does appear to be some 'issues' in generating the final output g-code using it. Inkscape certainly has problems doing that conversion also.

Users really need to make it simple: use a CAD program to create your dxf file and then use CAM software to load in the dxf file and generate the g-code. Easy. Simple.

Using Fusion 360 is like trying to learn to fly using a B-747...you can do it but it's over kill.

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