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MetLHead
09-12-2010, 12:31 AM
A new version of NCPlot is now available at www.ncplot.com!


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NCPlot v2.21 Release Notes
September 12, 2010


Improvements

The tools "Break Arcs Into Lines" and "Break Arcs at Quadrants" now support both absolute and incremental endpoints as well as center points.

The tool "Break Lines Into Segments" now supports both absolute and incremental endpoints.

When the subprogram setup is set to warn if sub not found there is now an option to cancel program execution when the message appears.

Enjoy!

Scott

TURNER
09-28-2010, 08:03 AM
Hi Scott,
Can you take a look at the following program snippet and check if it is ok. I am toying around with scaling and rotation using G68 and G51, havent yet tried it on a machine. I was using NCPlot for the development of this as there will be variables used, i am getting strange results from the plot, although i have not used these codes together on a machine so am unsure if my syntax is correct or if ncplot is correct.

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O1000 (NUMBER 0)

G51X0.Y0.Z0.P3(3 TIMES BIGGER)
G68X0.Y0.R45.( ROTATE 45 DEG )

N40G0X0.Y3.4
N50Z-58.
N60G1G94Z-60.F700.
N70G3X-.252Y3.388J-2.72
N80X-1.973Y1.646I.176J-1.896
N90X-2.04Y0.I20.333J-1.646
N100X-1.973Y-1.646I20.4
N110X-.252Y-3.388I1.897J.154
N120X0.Y-3.4I.252J2.708
N130X.252Y-3.388J2.72
N140X1.973Y-1.646I-.176J1.896
N150X2.04Y0.I-20.333J1.646
N160X1.973Y1.646I-20.4
N170X.252Y3.388I-1.897J-.154
N180X0.Y3.4I-.252J-2.708
N190G0Z5.

G69
G50

M99

Thanks,
Keith.

MetLHead
09-28-2010, 11:11 AM
Keith,

This appears to be a problem in NCPlot. Something is going on with the arc commands when both scaling and rotation are applied at the same time.

Thanks,
Scott

BobyKeen
11-18-2010, 03:11 PM
Tried to download the program and it sais the installer is corrupted...

Blackknight
12-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Scott


There's seems to be a bug in the rotary work . Where this code is supposed to make the 4th axis "A" rotate 2 revolutions. However it only plots 1 revolution.

%
O0001
N1 G0 G17 G40 G69 G80 G90
N2 G91 G28 Z0
N3 G90 T1
N4 G54 M06
N5 S1000 M03
N6 M11
N7 G0 G90 X-7.0 Y0.0 A-90.
N8 G43 Z3.0 H1
N9 G01 Z2.5 F10.0
N10 G01 G91 X6.5 A720. F100.0
N11 G01 G91 X-6.5 A-720.
N12 G0 Z3.0 M05
N13 G91 G28 Z0
N14 G0 G90 X0
N15 G91 G28 Y0
M30
%

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Bknight

MetLHead
12-02-2010, 01:18 PM
Bknight,

This does seem to be a bug. NCPlot is calculating the rotary endpoint and does not account for multiple turns. I've got this on my bug list.

Thanks,
Scott