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CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:37 pm
by cnctc
Trying to cut a circular pocket with intercon. Calling out tool #1 at beginning of program. When i change the size of the cutter in the tool offsets page nothing happens to the size of the pocket?? I go into the program in intercon and look at the tool line and it shows that the size of the tool has changed. Then when i post and rerun the program it changes the size like what i wanted. But if i change it again nothing until i open the the intercon edit again??

Re: CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:54 pm
by tblough
Intercon is a conversational programming language. When you click F10 Post and Exit, it converts the conversational program into g-code. Any changes made after that to the tool tables are unknown to the g-code. Only after you reload the conversational program and re-post it will the changes be incorporated.

If you use cutter comp in your intercon programs, and later change the cutter diameter offset in the tool table, then that change WILL make a difference in your program.

Re: CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:12 am
by cnctc
According to the manual circular pocket has cutter comp automatically added. But nothing happens when i change the tool dia. in setup, tool, offsets lib.
I messed with it all day yesterday and made another test program today still doesn't work. I have tool 1 progamed as .5 dia. originally and then changed it to .1 dia. still cut the same size hole??

Re: CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:50 pm
by cncsnw
The "cutter comp" that is "automatically added" is pre-compensation: Intercon posts out G codes that go around circular path that is smaller than the requested pocket diameter, by the current cutter diameter.

Intercon does not include G41 or G42 codes, for on-the-fly cutter compensation, in any of its pocket or frame cycles.

Therefore, if you are using pocket or frame cycles, and you want to change your cutter diameter value, you need to re-post.

Re: CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:50 am
by cnctc
Guess that explains why i never use the conversational.

Re: CIRCULAR POCKET TOOL OFFSET

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:07 am
by martyscncgarage
cnctc wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:50 am Guess that explains why i never use the conversational.
Intercon works great for what it is intended for.
Take the time to read the operator's manual and understand it, you might find it beneficial at times.
I use it more and more.
Marty