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BenCutLaser / Re: 1.8.1.b Problem with Arcs (OPEN)
« on: Today at 12:45:52 PM »
Hi Jim,

I guess I don't understand what the issue is? The dxf file looks the same in QCAD and in BCL...the arcs and curves I see in QCAD are there in BCL.

What arcs are you referring to exactly? Do they show up as arcs in your CAD program?

Give me the drawing object ID such as Polyline0011 so I know for sure which object you're talking about.

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General Discussion / Re: Too cheap to waste balsa
« on: Today at 10:49:44 AM »
Perfect...what ever works for you  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Too cheap to waste balsa
« on: Today at 10:44:10 AM »
Suggestion: have scrap 'focus' wood in your laser toolbox to focus with. You shouldn't have to use paper to focus, wood works better to focus with. Buy some 3/32 wood for your focusing.

I was doing some surface burns on 3/8 inch thick acrylic. I usually work with 3mm wood. So I bought a small piece of 3/8 inch plywood panel so I could set my focus for my 3/8 acrylic.

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BenCutLaser / Re: 1.8.1.b Problem with Arcs
« on: Today at 10:37:12 AM »
You don't have the right Grbl ver flashed. Make sure you have flashed with 0.9i or 0.9j or 1.1e that should fix it for you.

UPDATE: please attach your .dxf file so I can have a look at it.

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Trouble Shooting / Re: The new Eleks maker board.
« on: January 23, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
The Mana SE has built-in PWM so you don't have to do the PWM Mod like with the other controller boards.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Polylines not recognised as closed (OPEN)
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:55:13 PM »
>Unfortunately the polylines still come as IsNotClosed to start with.

This is normal...you have to save your Polylines in a toolpath file and then restore the file and they will be closed again.

When you open a dxf file, that's all you are doing, just opening it up. Any toolpath activity you have done has to be saved prior and then you can click the LoadTPFILE link to restore it. Did I understand your question correctly or not?

Regarding the folder issue, we must do a screen share so I can see exactly what steps you are doing. I cannot replicate it on my system but I'm not sure what steps you are doing.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Polylines not recognised as closed (OPEN)
« on: January 23, 2017, 04:54:42 PM »
Bert,

When you get a chance, download and install 1.8.1 b. See if that build fixes your Polyline IsClosed (Forced) issue.

Thanks...

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BenCutLaser / Re: Polylines not recognised as closed (OPEN)
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:35:50 AM »
I'll fix that Bert...my development PC crashed last night and I have to rebuild it...may take me a day or two...

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BenCutLaser / Re: Polylines not recognised as closed (OPEN)
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:13:24 AM »
You have an option for that Bert:

Manually tell BCL to treat the polyline as if it is closed.

You can do this by selecting the polyline toolpath listbox item and do a right mouse click...you'll see the force closed menu selection.

Note this setting is just for that BCL session unless you save the toolpath to a file, than that should get restored when you load the toolpath file back into BCL.

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Yes, that is correct...it should not affect the gcode being sent to your laser machine...

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Trouble Shooting / Re: The new Eleks maker board.
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:43:29 AM »
Is that the Mana SE controller board?

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BenCutLaser / Re: BCL on Macbook Pro using Crossover (RESOLVED)
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:53:40 AM »
Great news...!!!

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General Discussion / Re: 3D Printer question need a tip
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:41:39 AM »
I vote for the acrylic frame...

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General Discussion / MOVED: 3D Printer question need a tip
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:38:51 AM »

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Cutting / Re: Incomplete fine detail cuts
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:33:49 AM »
Software?
Firmware?

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