I am Bart and a new user.
840 - HF - VCarve Desktop - WinPC-NC USB
We are experiencing an issue with exporting tool paths in the correct post processor for WinPC-NC USB.
What is the correct post processor to use in our case?
We’ve unsuccessfully experimented with a few formats and the support team from Stepcraft advised to use Mach 2/3 Arcs (mm).
However this rescales the design (scale factor is set to 1 XYZ) (see picture). The rescaling is very obvious in the pictures.
Also when testing the machine it appears that the Z axis is inverted which resulted in a broken bit ...
Can you advise which post processor to use ?
Apparently the designers from Vectric are working on an new post processor however I've purchased everything from Stepcraft and assumed it would be compatible.
Bart from Belgium
Bart from Belgium
Stepcraft 2/840 - HF - WinPC-NC - VCarve Desktop
Letzte Änderung: 03 Nov 2016 09:18 von bart@caminos. Begründung: Can't see pictures
Yes thats possible I know of the possibility.
However we would need to remember to do this every time we use the system (multiple users).
Knowing myself I can guaranty that I would forget it from time to time resulting is tool and material breakage.
So yes it's possible but not a perfect solution.
So far the tests wit the flexicam post prosessor where very good and we can just load the file and start working.
I use Aspire but the postprocessing is the same as VCarve.
Like Udo said check the invert Z-coordinates when using the DIN/ISO data format.
I save my work in "WinPC-NC ATC Arcs mm (*.nc)" and works fine for the Stepcraft.
It seems like we are experiencing similar problems.
If I open my exported file from VCarve in WinPc-NC USB none of the tool settings are imported. I tried different postprocessing files but without any succes so far. I assume it is not intended to manually enter all tool settings each time I open a new toolpath from VCarve.
When I start the file the spindel (z axes f)irst dives into the material.
i am using cut2d desktop version and winpc-nusb with toolpath
save my work in "WinPC-NC ATC Arcs mm (*.nc)"
other files from the startup CD works ok
what is wrong ?
- did you make a reference run?
- did you "zero" your material?
- where is your 0-point in the gcode file ? is it similar with she settings in winpc-nc ? ("0" can be on machine table or top of the material)
- did you make measure run with your tool?
- is your safety height correct?
- are he units used in cut2d and winpcnc the same ? ( both set to mm and mm/sec)
you see there are lot of incluence parameters and possiblilities to make a fault.
Good evening, my name is Luciano and I write from Italy.
I have a stepcraft 840/2 with which I'm trying to get a 10mm plywood grating. The original design made with VCarve Pro then postprocessor for WinPc-nc USB. When processing starts with WinPc, the tool sinks into the material beyond the set limit. I reset the zero point of the z axis to zero. I send you the GCode of the file in question. Thank you for any clarification.
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Hoe is dit probleem opgelost geraakt?
Ik lijk momenteel dezelfde te ondervinden, Via Aspire naar Winpc-nc gestuurd als Winpc-nc Arc.nc bestand en zelfs na meermaals checken of alle instellingen goed zijn boort het in het machinebed.
Nog niet verder getest omdat ik eerst op dit Forum naar antwoorden kwam zoeken, en bij deze kwam ik bij de jouwe terecht!