using Sheetcam and PlasmaC re Kerf

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14 Jun 2020 07:58 #171574 by phillc54
You should use the tools set up in Plasmac.

PlasmaC will NOT do any kerf width compensation unless you specifically ask it to by using G41.1 or G42.1.

SheetCam does NOT export cutter compensation commands unless you specifically tell it to, it just offsets the tool paths.

It is just good practice to have the same kerf width in your SheetCam tool file as in your PlasmaC material file, same as all the other parameters. Basically the PlasmaC material file is an exact copy of a SheetCam tool file but in a different format.
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14 Jun 2020 08:23 #171578 by rodw
Well you maybe able to edit the sheetcam post processor to offset the code but I think its more trouble htan what its worth and it prevents use of the hole mode. and sheetcam rules. Plus you wil need to be certain you set th eoffset up on the right side. Just set your tools up in sheetcam becasue its got a nice easy to use GUI.

For a 45xp you would be able to find a default tool set. Then convert them to plasmac. From all accounts, you should never need to change them again. Try this link It should have what you need.

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14 Jun 2020 08:26 #171580 by phillc54
I agree, if you have SheetCam, let it do as much as it can.

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