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by larryjamessmith
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: Post-processor for BobCad Program
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Post-processor for BobCad Program

I have been designing with BobCad for a couple years. I cut all parts on my KFLOPS-based mill using Kmotion. I recently commissioned the folks at BobCad to write a custom post-processor for Kmotion. I have verified that it works with several of my models and attached it here to share with any Kmotio...
by larryjamessmith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: Handling G30 in KMotionCNC and Probe signal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: Handling G30 in KMotionCNC and Probe signal?

Tom,
Thank you for this info. I will use your method.
So, out of curiosity, what is "Reference Position 2"? I know Reference Position 1 is machine 0,0,0.

Larry
by larryjamessmith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: User PC Applications and Libraries .Net
Topic: Handling G30 in KMotionCNC and Probe signal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Handling G30 in KMotionCNC and Probe signal?

I am interested in using G30 which appears to be supported since it is on the help screen but there is no information on how it is implemented and what default hardware bits are used to communicate with a probe. Is that only available in Mach plugins, or can it be used by anyone with Kflops/Kanalog ...
by larryjamessmith
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: G43 Hxx with C Code?
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: G43 Hxx with C Code?

Is ch0->Dest maintained during jogging? If so that would be preferable. I am using very accurate encoders but there is no sense in adding error. I will switch to Dest...

Thanks again!
by larryjamessmith
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: G43 Hxx with C Code?
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: G43 Hxx with C Code?

Tom, I have my machine configured in units of inches, so for me a "Move(0,1.0)" results in a 1" move. This avoids a lot of unnecessary scaling in my programs. My confusion was due to reading the DROx value rather than using "Ch0->Position" to get the current position. I was starting a move and then ...
by larryjamessmith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: Move using Machine coordinates?
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Move using Machine coordinates?

Is there a call to move using machine coordinates directly? I can compute a destination using the workspace coordinates and all offsets, but a simple "moveMachine" operation would be nice. This would be good when making tool changes or setup changes relative to absolute machine locations. If not alr...
by larryjamessmith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: G43 Hxx with C Code?
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: G43 Hxx with C Code?

Tom, That works great! Thanks so much. I am just getting into the use of offsets to support multiple setups since I have limited my NC files to supporting a single setup in the past. My CAD/CAM software supports multiple setups along with tool changes so I am making an effort to visualize how that p...
by larryjamessmith
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: KMotionCNC, G Code Files, Offsets, Post Process
Topic: G43 Hxx with C Code?
Replies: 10
Views: 2493

Re: G43 Hxx with C Code?

I have created a C-program to perform tool changes. It takes all the active offsets into consideration when moving the mill head to the tool change position. There is one piece of information which I have not been able to find. I need to know if tool length compensation is enabled (G43 active). Wher...
by larryjamessmith
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Importing tooltable in KMotionCNC 4.35a causes a crash of the application
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: Importing tooltable in KMotionCNC 4.35a causes a crash of the application

Tom, I got it working great with fgets(). I just had to add code to break the return string into the fields needed and I am using the tool table directly without having to maintain a new table as I feared. Thanks again for the tip! My toolchange routine now works just like I want it to: 1) Save curr...
by larryjamessmith
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Importing tooltable in KMotionCNC 4.35a causes a crash of the application
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: Importing tooltable in KMotionCNC 4.35a causes a crash of the application

Tom, Thank you for the prompt response. I am impressed! What I am trying to do is to read all information about the current tool and present it to the operator in a modal Windows message box after the machine moves into position for a manual tool change to be performed. I could not see where the Mes...