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by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 18:16 pm
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: Can I output Pro Desktop files to QuickCAM 2D Design?
Replies: 1
Views: 2920

The DXF output is only available from the Drawing package in ProDesktop. You cannot Export a DXF from the Design Window :cry: Open the drawing package Import the view you want then Export a DXF. Note dimension lines drawing borders will also be exported so you are better deleting these prior to expo...
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 18:11 pm
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: Can I output Pro Desktop files to QuickCAM 2D Design?
Replies: 1
Views: 2920

Can I output Pro Desktop files to QuickCAM 2D Design?

How do I convert flatpack designs into a DXF format that will import into QuickCAM 2D Design?
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 18:06 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: How do I save ProDesktop files as an STL
Replies: 2
Views: 6504

ASSEMBLIES will not export as an STL

Pro desktop 8 will only export hte current model as an STL if you have assembled parts to it they must be made part of the model before they will be exported. Select each component in turn. While selected go to the feature menu and select Feature, Use Component and Add Material. The component can no...
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 17:54 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: How do I save ProDesktop files as an STL
Replies: 2
Views: 6504

Version 8 exports STL files differently to 2000i2. If you save the same fle in both packages the V8 file is smaller and has less triangles than the older version. Some shapes do not export correctl;y at all. The best solution is to save the file as a Binary file (as it will be smaller and will impor...
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 17:49 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: How do I save ProDesktop files as an STL
Replies: 2
Views: 6504

How do I save ProDesktop files as an STL

What is the best format for saving STL files from Pro DESKTOP V8?
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 14:18 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Traic ATC mill 1988 help
Replies: 2
Views: 2368

If there is a standard post for Fanuc or that ends .NC in Rhino that would be a start. The basic codes will be the same.

I agree with Admin that even if you get a post it will not be possible to cut anything without the upgrade.
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Techsoft 2D problems with Versa Laser
Replies: 3
Views: 5732

I have found that you have to set the laser to the default printer and set up the driver from the control panel Printers page. Once this is done you can then change to another default printer again!
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Question on exporting STL
Replies: 4
Views: 5155

Just thought of another solution for this one. :idea:

If you have designed a part that is too large you could use the feature and scale the model. Feature menu, Modify Solids, Scale Solids.

You can then scale the whole part of just one axis of it. :D
by Steve
Fri 31 Mar , 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Baldor control board identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

See the thread on HOW do I upgrade my 1980s 90s machine



http://www.denfordata.com/projectimages ... _guide.pdf
by Steve
Thu 30 Mar , 2006 3:47 am
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Question on exporting STL
Replies: 4
Views: 5155

Pro Desktop 8 can not export multiple parts as an STL. The solution is to convert hte parts to solid. In the assembly select each part in turn. Go to the feature menu, Use component then add material. The component changes colour to become the part. Do this with each part then save the STL and you w...
by Steve
Wed 29 Mar , 2006 2:38 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Transmit Buffer Full-No Response from Controller
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

Static Discharge from Vacuum

We have found that on several machines that have encountered a TRANSMIT BUFFER FULL alarm that this only happens when the machine is cutting and the vacuum is running. The dust going down the vacuum hose creates static and a discharge can cause the machine communications to crash. In the UK this has...
by Steve
Wed 29 Mar , 2006 2:31 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Can I increase the speed of manufacture with VR Milling 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 2029

Several things can affect manufacturing speed especially when cutting 3D parts. Older machines do not have the abillity to buffer multiple lines of code. Upgrading to VR Milling 5 and a Nextmove card will improve manufacture time probably as much as 10 times faster. See the post on "How can I upgrad...
by Steve
Wed 29 Mar , 2006 2:23 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Can I increase the speed of manufacture with VR Milling 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 2029

Can I increase the speed of manufacture with VR Milling 2?

When I manufacture a part in VR Milling 2 it seems to take a long time.

This seems worse when I am cutting 3D parts.
by Steve
Wed 29 Mar , 2006 2:18 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Microrouter ver 3 USA
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

There are several things here to look at. First ensure the whole machine is cleaned properly then lubricate with a dry silicone spray especially the rails. Leave to dry then wipe off any excess. The bearings on the rails are of a dry liner style that can wear but it is not usual to replace them. Whe...
by Steve
Tue 28 Mar , 2006 17:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Found a font convertor app for MillCAM designer
Replies: 3
Views: 7288

Thanks will try this! :D
by Steve
Tue 28 Mar , 2006 15:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Found a font convertor app for MillCAM designer
Replies: 3
Views: 7288

I guess you can convert any TT font? Once converted where do you put the new file?
by Steve
Tue 28 Mar , 2006 14:42 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: Advanced F1 CO2 car import / manufacturing guide USA
Replies: 1
Views: 6803

This tutorial is written based on the US method of producing the CO2 cars. In the UK the finished car is grafted to a template that orients the model bore to a block that is the billet size in Y and Z. As a result he model will always fit in the billet. The US method can result in cars that do not f...
by Steve
Mon 27 Mar , 2006 13:38 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Machine Control Identification and Upgrades?
Replies: 5
Views: 13384

The cost of upgrading a machine depends on your location and the model and age of your machine. While the upgrade is quite a simple procedure we have had several instances when customers have tried to carry out the upgrade themselves and have damaged equipment by installing incorrectly. As a result ...
by Steve
Sun 26 Mar , 2006 14:06 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: 3 axis mill
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

I can not help you on where to buy a machine but I notice you say you want to cut 3D. The Denford machines have a range of different controller cards, the oldest are not supported any longer. If you have a control card with a 7 segment display fitted then the machine can be upgraded to run the latte...
by Steve
Sat 25 Mar , 2006 22:46 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac from 1990
Replies: 8
Views: 5788

DTT is Desk top Tutor. This is the simulation keypad.