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15 Apr 2021 09:35 #205984 by tommylight
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4'th axis uses [ and ] for keyboard jogging, never had the 5'th to try ! :(
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15 Apr 2021 09:57 #205987 by phillc54
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Phill: Reading anything good on the Kindle??
If anyone wants a good book recommendation, highly recommend "The Martian" by Andy Weir... even if you've seen the movie (which pales by comparison) it's still worth the read.

I mostly read "junk" crime/detective books, mind numbing stuff that requires no thought processes at all.

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15 Apr 2021 09:58 #205988 by phillc54
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4'th axis uses [ and ] for keyboard jogging, never had the 5'th to try ! :(

Yep, we use that for A axis, now you need to build five a axis table to find out which keys are best. :lol:

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15 Apr 2021 11:59 #205995 by tommylight
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4'th axis uses [ and ] for keyboard jogging, never had the 5'th to try ! :(

Yep, we use that for A axis, now you need to build five a axis table to find out which keys are best. :lol:

Soon. ... :)
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27 Apr 2021 20:06 #207257 by tommylight
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Made this sticky, just wasted 4 minutes searching for it.

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27 Apr 2021 21:30 #207268 by snowgoer540
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Made this sticky, just wasted 4 minutes searching for it.


Trying to remember the book I recommended? :laugh:

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27 Apr 2021 21:45 #207270 by tommylight
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Made this sticky, just wasted 4 minutes searching for it.


Trying to remember the book I recommended? :laugh:

Yes of course ... wait what book ? :silly:

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28 Apr 2021 16:55 #207314 by tommylight
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Installed 4 new PC's today using this:
forum.linuxcnc.org/9-installing-linuxcnc...nd-easy-installation
and found out there is no need to install anything else, everything just works for 2.9/master version of LinuxCNC/QtPlasmaC! :)
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09 May 2021 14:55 - 10 May 2021 08:17 #208376 by tommylight
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This is all for QTPlasmaC, although almost all is also valid for PlasmaC
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-Linux Mint 19.3
-RT 4.9 kernel
-Master version of LinuxCNC
-Latest build from buildbot and all versions prior up to ... last 2 months ???
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--Do not skip steps related to encoder ( choose Arc Voltage) and Z axis velocities as that will cause the issues mentioned below
-- Pncconf --
-creates a working config, for tandem axis also, just be sure to add limit/home switches
-does not add the 3 lines needed for THCAD encoder, filter, scale, mode > need to be added manually
-does not save the THCAD settings, scale and offset, have to be set again in GUI
-the plasmac.thc-feed-rate gets set to 0 !!! THC works properly but the Z axis correction is unusably slow, adjusting PID and any other setting related to THC in the GUI has no effect.
adding
setp plasmac.thc-feed-rate 500
to the hal file fixes this issue, adjust the rate to what your machine can properly handle without "bunny hopping", try 50 or 100.
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There were some minor issues with Pncconf created config about a month ago that seem all fixed now.
Now back to cutting ... not much of it as the price of a 2X1m, 3mm thick plate of mild steel is over 60 Euro now, was 33 in January !
Expect more updates about 3D printing ... hmmm... plasma cutting! To much PLA and PETG fumes messing my brain ! :)
Thank you all.
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09 May 2021 23:18 #208435 by phillc54
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-does not add the 3 lines needed for THCAD encoder, filter, scale, mode > need to be added manually

Did you select a Arc Voltage encoder from the Plasma Encoder menu?


-does not save the THCAD settings, scale and offset, have to be set again in GUI

See reply above, and if there is no qtplasmac.prefs file then if should create one with those entries .


-the plasmac.thc-feed-rate gets set to 0 !!! THC works properly but the Z axis correction is unusably slow, adjusting PID and any other setting related to THC in the GUI has no effect.

I'll check this out later today.

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