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by KenW
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux help for novice
Replies: 0
Views: 2004

Linux help for novice

Hi Everyone - Since I don't know anything about Linux systems, maybe someone can walk me through, step by step. I bought a WDMyCloud and set it up on my router, and works fine connecting my windows and laptop computers, but I am hopelessly lost when it comes to my Asteroid Linux system. I've tried t...
by KenW
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: edit tool table
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

Re: edit tool table

Hi 4D, Ok, what I was able to do is open the tool table and manually type in my tools and save. I've found out that I need to close out of the program, and upon opening it again, the Tool Table was updated. I understand the Diameter and Pocket and tool number, but "Len" I assume is length,...
by KenW
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: edit tool table
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

Re: edit tool table

Hi 4D - Been away, but need to understand the tool table now that I'm back at my machine. I don't have any of those programs, so I need to set up the tools manually. My file is calling for T13 which in my CAD (solidworks & hsmworks) is a 1/8" dia Ball When I load the file I get an error tha...
by KenW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Computer won't turn off- help
Replies: 6
Views: 3310

Re: Computer won't turn off- help

Sorry to be a bit obtuse here, but can you advise how to eject safely on the linux? I know how to do this on my pc, but still learning my way around the linux.
by KenW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Computer won't turn off- help
Replies: 6
Views: 3310

Re: Computer won't turn off- help

Hi 4D, No, haven't installed anything at all...wanting to keep it dedicated to my Asteroid. I did have it connected to the internet while looking for a way to network with my other PC, but have disconnected the cable because I heard something about the program trying to update, and didn't want anyth...
by KenW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Computer won't turn off- help
Replies: 6
Views: 3310

Computer won't turn off- help

Several times now after I've made some parts I shut down the Probotics program, then shut down the computer only to come back later and see the screen with UBUNTU in the middle and the 5 dots below blinking from left to right. Only way then is to hold in the power key until it shuts down. Anyone kno...
by KenW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confused
Replies: 17
Views: 7886

Re: Confused

Not sure that I need a tool offset as I'm changing the tools manually and mostly using the same tool from one panel to another anyway. What I'm still unclear about is in my program I have an offset of G55 and executes the file just fine. However, after the program has ended and I hit the button &quo...
by KenW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confused
Replies: 17
Views: 7886

Re: Confused

Yes, I set G55 in mt MDI and am setting Z to top of material.

When I removed those three lines 20, 60 and 155 it makes the cut properly, so perhaps it has
something to do with the G43 in line N60 ?
by KenW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confused
Replies: 17
Views: 7886

Re: Confused

So, I removed lines N20, N60 and N155 that had reference to G43 and G53 and the cut was perfect. 4mm depth.
Now can anyone explaing why this worked? I looked up the G codes but don't quite follow what they mean.

Thanks,
Ken
by KenW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confused
Replies: 17
Views: 7886

Re: Confused

Ok, so here is what is happening. I set my workpiece in position based on my offset defined by g55. I home the machine, then move my bit to the surface and set the Z axis. The following program is a test to cut a simple 4mm deep slot, but the final depth comes out to about 1.88mm. I'm stumped. When ...

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