Help with importing patterns

(Jim Browning) #1

Hello everyone, I have a pattern that I have imported into CC and I can see the pattern. But when I export the GCode Carbide Motion doesn’t do anything. Now I’m just wanting to print this out on a piece of paper like the “Hello World” pattern that came with the CNC. I am going to upload my C2d and NC files and could someone look at them and see if I’m doing something incorrect?
Thank you
Jimmotorcycle.nc (1.6 KB)

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(Jim Browning) #2

Sorry, my C2d was too large to upload.If someone wants to look at it send me your email address and I will email it to you.
Thank you again
Jim

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(William Adams) #3

Your file doesn’t seem to actually move the machine:

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(TOOL/MILL,0.1,0.05,0.000,0)

(FILENAME: )

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G21

G90

G0X0.000Y0.000Z0.000

(TOOL/MILL,0.7937,0,1.0000,0.0)

M6 T122

M3 S938

G0Z0.000

G0Z0.000

G0Z0.000

G0Z0.000

G0Z0.000

G0Z0.000

Please post your .c2d source file.

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(Neil Ferreri) #4

Gcode is no good. Just a hole bunch of non moves.

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(William Adams) #5

Please e-mail the .c2d file to support@carbide3d.com

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(Jim Browning) #6

Sending it right now.

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(Luc) #7

It might be a stupid question but did you create a toolpath(s) before saving? Were they enabled?

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(Jim Browning) #8

Yes I created toolpaths before I saved it.

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(William Adams) #9

This design has lines which are scarcely 0.021" wide — you’ll need to change it so that the widths are sufficiently wide to allow an endmill into them.

When you preview the file, no cuts are shown.

It also has a bunch of small highlights within areas and you set the stock thickness to 0.005in

Do you have the source file?

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(Jim Browning) #10

This all started with a pdf file of the motorcycle pattern that I would cut it out on a scroll saw machine. I took the pdf file and found a website that would change it from a pdf file to a svg file. That file I imported into CC and then made up my tool paths from there.

Please remember I’m not going to cut this out at the moment. All I’m wanting to do is print it on a 8.5x11 paper to see what it is going to look like.

I tried to make the lines as small as possible so it would have a nice look when I print it out. Should I have done this differently?

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(Jim Browning) #11

Here is the svg file that I imported into CC.

2018motorcycle-4

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(William Adams) #12

Importing the file, rotating it and then cutting it to an 0.1" depth with a #122 endmill looks like this:

Attached.motorcycle.zip (977.7 KB)

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(Jim Browning) #13

Do you think this will print like this?

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(William Adams) #14

I sent you a file from support@carbide3d.com which had the settings from: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Spindle_Overview#Feeds_and_speeds_for_a_pen applied

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(Jim Browning) #15

Thank you. This one worked.

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