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by mrichards
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: M01 - Optional Stop With User Prompt (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: M01 - Optional Stop With User Prompt

The skips function with M200 worked perfect,
Thanks.
by mrichards
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: M01 - Optional Stop With User Prompt (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 667

M01 - Optional Stop With User Prompt (resolved)

Hi, Using V-Carve Pro 9, I have modified my post processor to add a M01 (optional stop) at the beginning of each toolpath that doesn't require a tool change. Now I can halt execution to screw down parts, re position clamps, whatever. Works as expected. Now; I'm trying to add notes that pop up for th...
by mrichards
Thu May 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: "Drill-O-Matic" converted to Acorn
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: "Drill-O-Matic" converted to Acorn

Hi Gary,
Looks great. I had considered building something similar.
What are the magnetic hold downs?
by mrichards
Thu May 30, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Not my first 3D carving...
Replies: 28
Views: 5084

Re: Not my first 3D carving...

I have I not tried it, but they have a point grid import gadget for Aspire => http://gadgets.vectric.com/regular_grid_importer.html
Perhaps you could use the Acorn probing routine to digitize the part and then import into Aspire? Probably could go with a course (quick) grid for this purpose.
by mrichards
Thu May 30, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Acorn CNC Tech Tips Knowledge Base, Look Here! before posting
Topic: Not my first 3D carving...
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Not my first 3D carving...

I have I not tried it, but they have a point grid import gadget for Aspire => http://gadgets.vectric.com/regular_grid_importer.html
Perhaps you could use the Acorn probing routine to digitize the part and then import into Aspire? Probably could go with a course (quick) grid for this purpose.
by mrichards
Fri May 24, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Tool Check With G91 Moves <resolved>
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Tool Check With G91 Moves

Did some more testing today, and re-run the file, I can't reproduce the problem, I don't think there ever was one. I believe that I did a tool check right at the beginning of one of the long cuts. Upon resume the cutter runs the length of this cut in the air before reversing and ramping back into th...
by mrichards
Thu May 23, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Tool Check With G91 Moves <resolved>
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Tool Check With G91 Moves

I may have found the issue:
Intercon created the following line in the G-code:
G43 D99

G43 is tool length comp, but the argument is D99, which is the tool diameter, (in my case 1.5").
Shouldn't that be H99 (in my case that's 0.0)?

That would put me 1.5" over the work surface.
by mrichards
Thu May 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Tool Check With G91 Moves <resolved>
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Tool Check With G91 Moves

I have attached the current report and the intercon file.
I'm running the latest mfunc6FixedToolTouchOff.mac file from the forum. I made the following changes to the macro:
-Modified toolchange positions from G28 to G30P3
-Changed #106 to 3 sec.
by mrichards
Wed May 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Config Acorn for software auto square with combo limits/home switches
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Config Acorn for software auto square with combo limits/home switches

Got it, thanks.

By the way, very impressed with Acorn, thanks for all the hard work.
by mrichards
Wed May 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Config Acorn for software auto square with combo limits/home switches
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Config Acorn for software auto square with combo limits/home switches

Upgrade to v4.18 and follow the instructions in the Axis Pairing Guide found here. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/downloads/acorn_documentation/paired_axes_acorn_user_guide.pdf get auto squaring working with HomeAll and SlavedHomeInput as per the guide above and video below... then add li...