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BenCutLaser / Re: Bencutlaser cannot be used (OPEN)
« on: May 24, 2017, 05:45:55 AM »
Glad that worked. Sorry you have to re-create your laser tools again...hopefully you'll remember roughly what their parameters were and it won't take too long.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bencutlaser cannot be used (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:25:20 PM »
The ID Code in your attachment is the one you registered.

I'm attaching your Paid license file with your ID Code. Copy it into your BenCutLaser folder.

Let me know if that resolves it for you.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bencutlaser cannot be used (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 05:43:49 PM »
Perhaps you installed on a different drive. In any event, you installed on a different hard drive/PC than you did the first time.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:33:00 PM »
FYI -- I just got an email notice that Smoothie has mailed out their controller board to me.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:33:02 AM »
Yes, that would work with the current BCL version.

Just manually edit the g-code M30 line in the ini file to comment it out. The GUI in my build will do that from inside BCL but obviously I have not released it yet.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:31:32 AM »
BCL now has the Smoothie controller board added to it's Setup GUI.

Please see attachment.

I think this is about as far as I can go until my Smoothie board arrives.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:56:19 AM »
Ralph, currently I am running only T2.

I'll just wait for the Smoothie board to arrive.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:36:30 AM »
Another request until I receive my (broken) Smoothie board: when you connect, can you post a screen shot of the text Smoothie sends back upon connection?

Thanks...

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:34:50 AM »
For now, until I can release BCL 2.0, edit your BCL ini file and insert a semi-colon in front of "M30" as shown in the attachment. Since Smoothie doesn't use M30 (I don't think) we can turn it into a comment so that g-code word isn't processed by the Smoothie controller board.

You could leave it as is and test M30 to see if Smoothie chokes on it or ignores it? If it doesn't seem to affect it, then leave it as is otherwise, insert the semi-colon to turn it into a comment. Don't leave it blank as you cannot do that with an ini file line entry. It has to has something on the right side of the equal sign.


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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:16:03 PM »
I can't find g-code word M30 in the Smoothie documentation. So I don't think they use it.

The two attachments show how I have modified BCL so you can edit the M30 g-code command (word).

Add a semi-colon in front of the M30 word and Smoothie will ignore it... a semi-colon is a comment to Smoothie.

BCL uses the ( char and the ) char as comments. I don't know if these will cause g-code syntax errors in Smoothie. Perhaps you can test this and let me know? If it causes g-code errors, I will have to modify BCL so you can substitute the ( and ) chars to work as comments for smoothie. I would code BCL to replace the ( char with the semi-colon and the ) char would be changed to null since it isn't needed at all for smoothie.

The second attachment shows the ;M30 g-code word and the other Smoothie g-code word being used in BCL (my development build). All that remains I believe at this point is to confirm the ( comment ) chars if they cause smoothie g-code syntax errors...which I believe they will so I will have to add code to handle this. Please test and let me know if you can.

Thank you...

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:46:27 PM »
M05 looks to be g-code standard.

Nothing to do here for BCL as M05 is already the Grbl default.

Please see the attachments.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:40:21 PM »
Smoothie Laser Power g-code.

I found the Smoothie laser power g-code command.

Edit your BCL as shown in the attachment.

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General Discussion / Re: Cohesion 3D mini for K40 (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:15:50 PM »
I'm in email contact with someone at Smoothie who is willing to mail me a "slightly damaged" smoothie board for me to play around with. I said OK but his email replies take 48 hours so this might take some time before I get his board and then I really won't know if something doesn't work if its the damage on the board or some other problem...but I'm willing to try and see what happens.

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BenCutLaser / Re: Bencutlaser cannot be used (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 06:30:02 PM »
The ID Code is the PC hard drive serial number you install BCL on. The ID Code you sent me when you registered BCL was 0E51702F -- so now you're saying you see ID Code OE517027. This simply means you are installing BCL on a different PC because that is a different hard drive serial number.

You can purchase a second Paid lic file for 50% off ($19.95) if you wish to use BCL on this new PC -- or you can simply do the re-install on the original PC. Your choice.

Now, back to the problem at hand. After you installed on the new PC, were you able to connect and get the Welcome Message?

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BenCutLaser / Re: Huge scale size .dxf (OPEN)
« on: May 22, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
>p.s. I still did not try to engrave this drawing by BCL.

What about the BCL Virtual Laser Machine (VLM)? Did you try sending your laser job to the VLM and see how the job runs?

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