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by oyoung
Mon 10 Jul , 2017 15:43 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: DXF into VRMilling adds extra lines
Replies: 1
Views: 728

DXF into VRMilling adds extra lines

Hello, I am generating a toolpath using a DXF straight into VRMilling. However, when I switch from screen 1 to screen 2 some extra lines are added which we do not want to cut! Can you help us? (Please view attached images; the second screen is above the first screen) Thanks. Denford Novamill VRMilli...
by oyoung
Mon 26 Sep , 2016 15:12 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill/VR5 Milling jog keys reversed?
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Novamill/VR5 Milling jog keys reversed?

Scratch that - problem solved! (How do I delete this post?)

Or, in the spirit of a forum, I'll post the answer:

Top menu > set up > jog keys

Enter passwprd (can I write this here?)

Select axis & press desired key.
by oyoung
Mon 26 Sep , 2016 14:59 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill/VR5 Milling jog keys reversed?
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Novamill/VR5 Milling jog keys reversed?

Hi - The arrow keys that jog the Novamill seem to be operating backwards. I recall last time I used it it was ok. Can I change it back again somehow?

Thanks
by oyoung
Fri 27 May , 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format

Steve - please just change the suffix to .drl

VR Milling version 5.58.0.658...

I have also checked the DesignSpark PCB output using GraphiCode GC-Prevue, and it looks good. I'll try upgrading the VR milling to the latest version...
by oyoung
Fri 27 May , 2016 11:45 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format

Hi - I have attached the two drl files. Both seem to be in inches, but the co-ordinates differ. There doesn't seem to be a 25.4 factor correlation with the two files. (drl files not allowed so they are re-named txt files) I have tried changing the 'inch' line to 'mm', but it didn't seem to work. Is ...
by oyoung
Fri 27 May , 2016 10:04 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format

Hi Steve, yes I can! I compared the txt with a 'proper' drl and addedd a G81 at the beginning, changed the suffix and it works. Kind of. The scale and origin seem a bit odd. Here's some photos? board using fritzing.PNG I have also used DesignSpark, and those holes work well, but the board seems to b...
by oyoung
Tue 24 May , 2016 15:21 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Gerber import - drill file in *.txt format

I am using an app called Fritzing for a PCB design. It is a nice intuitive piece of software that does nearly everything I need, and the copper tracks import fine into VR Milling. However, the drill data is exported in *.txt format and VR Milling is looking for a *.drl format. Any suggestions?
by oyoung
Tue 17 May , 2016 17:36 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Access Violation error opening dxf file with VR milling
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Access Violation error opening dxf file with VR milling

Brilliant! Problem solved. I was using the default dxf output which was 2013. I cracked one off using v2000 and bingo - works fine.

Thanks very much :D

(I could do some experimenting - but you might know the most up to date version it will import?)
by oyoung
Tue 17 May , 2016 17:35 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: DXF Import Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: DXF Import Error

No - but it is the same as this! viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5116

Thanks for your attention.
by oyoung
Mon 16 May , 2016 15:14 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: DXF Import Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

DXF Import Error

Hi-

I am trying to open a dxf file with VR Milling, but keep getting an "Access Violation at address 064AE7FE (or similar number) in module 'VECAD.dll'"

I have tried it on two different computers with similar results. I am running Win 7, with a new install of the latest VR Milling.

Thanks
by oyoung
Wed 11 May , 2016 14:27 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Access Violation error opening dxf file with VR milling
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Access Violation error opening dxf file with VR milling

Hi-

I am trying to open a dxf file with VR Milling, but keep getting an "Access Violation at address 064AE7FE (or similar number) in module 'VECAD.dll'"

I have tried it on two different computers with similar results. I am running Win 7, with a new install of the latest VR Milling.

Thanks
by oyoung
Tue 21 Apr , 2015 14:48 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: VR Milling DXF Importer query
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

VR Milling DXF Importer query

Hi - I am using the VR Milling (Ver 5.49.0.613) DXF Importer to cut a simple profile out of 3mm steel. However, the Novamill only cuts 1mm deep and finishes, despite my entering 3mm on the billet depth and also the Z Retract Height, on the last screen. I assumed that it was going to continue going d...
by oyoung
Tue 11 Nov , 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Sudden Z drop
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Sudden Z drop

OK - so it seems the old girl is getting on a bit, and she can't cope with the rough-and-tumble of the turbo any more.

Let's hope that slowing down gives a new lease of life. Thanks for your help!
by oyoung
Tue 04 Nov , 2014 22:17 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Sudden Z drop
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Sudden Z drop

Hmm.. some success. Tried your last suggestion about turning off the turbo, and it seemed to work fine. I have been cutting similar jobs at full speed for, well, years now. Why is it suddenly going wrong? I have tried a *.fnc file that I made in Summer, and that was ok, it just seems to be files tha...
by oyoung
Tue 04 Nov , 2014 14:47 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Sudden Z drop
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Sudden Z drop

Thanks again. Slides are well lubed, and gib strips working well. No backlash, and running VR Milling 5.49.0.613. I have noticed that the VR Millling software registers the tool 3mm below the surface, but it is actually 8mm down. If we suppose that the PC and the Mill are ok, then it suggests that t...
by oyoung
Mon 03 Nov , 2014 15:37 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Sudden Z drop
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Re: Sudden Z drop

Hi, finally managed to do your suggestion, thanks. All drivers are up to date.

Problem still ongoing, seemingly at random. Any more suggestions?
by oyoung
Fri 17 Oct , 2014 17:48 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Sudden Z drop
Replies: 8
Views: 2983

Sudden Z drop

Hi - I am having a problem where the Z value jumps down about 4mm seemingly at random. I am using a 1mm ball nose cutter, with a tapered shank. I am aware that if the shank fouls the workpiece a Z jump can happen, but it seems to be continuing. The enclosed photo shows the beginning of a cut showing...
by oyoung
Thu 14 Nov , 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Change datum in QuickCAM 4D
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Re: Change datum in QuickCAM 4D

Anyone?
by oyoung
Wed 13 Nov , 2013 13:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Change datum in QuickCAM 4D
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Change datum in QuickCAM 4D

Hi,

How can I change the X datum on QuickCAM 4D?

http://goo.gl/B8Vr9O

Can you see this image?

Many thanks...
by oyoung
Thu 13 Dec , 2012 19:44 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Quickcam Pro time taken for cutting?
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

Re: Quickcam Pro time taken for cutting?

Thanks Steve, and forgive my ignorance. Why can't Quickcam Pro know how long these things take?