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    I believe that I understand what you are saying but my pockets didn't have that problem.

    I will try to give the details of my part:

    Stock block size: length (X) 3.28; width (Y) .76; hight (Z) .910 dims are inches.

    Pocket size: length (X) .765; width (Y) .45; depth (Z) .05 all corners R.220
    Pocket Location (lower left corner): X .475; Y .25
    Pocket copied X 2.04; Y 0.00

    I hope I have given enough detail for you to understand my part. Here are a couple of pics that I hope can help:

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails GSimple (Free 3 Axis CAM) Version 1.08-invalid-pocket-bmp   GSimple (Free 3 Axis CAM) Version 1.08-d_3-upper-bmp  


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    are the arcs made of short line segments?

    sam



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    I made the pockets with the "Rectangular Pocket" feature so they weren't drawn as segments.



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    Default Re: Pockets

    I just tried it myself - no problem! This is a listng of my pocket2.gsi file
    Could you please attach (or list as i did) your .gsi file?


    $64 65918042
    $65 www.gsimple.eu
    $66 1.17
    $85 VF0
    $12
    $1 1
    $2 noname.cnc
    $58 1
    $95 1 5.55992 76.00517 329.17920 124
    $5 0 -350.000 -300.000 0.000
    $96 0.000 0.000 0.000
    $29 24.99995
    $55 10.00000
    $61 0
    $67 3.000
    $68 5.000
    $69 5.000
    $70 15.000
    $71 25.000
    $72 0.200
    $74 0.200
    $73 0.200
    $75 1.250
    $76 0.500
    $98 127
    $21 ON
    $92 OFF
    $36 OFF 200.000 500 2 50.000
    $41 OFF 3.000
    $82 OFF 150
    $91 OFF
    $50 AUTO
    $11 1 EM05R4 0 0.00000 0.00000
    $11 2 DHCo05 0 0.00000 0.00000
    $3 1 83.31200 19.30400 23.11400 0.00000 0.00000 -23.11400 0 0 -1
    $4 ST37-2
    $28 0.00000 0
    $20 2 1 16.51000 11.43000 1.27000 12.06500 6.35000 5.58800 0.00000 0 0 -1 0 0
    $20 3 1 16.51000 11.43000 1.27000 63.88100 6.35000 5.58800 0.00000 0 0 -1 0 0

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    I though it should work. Maybe something happened to one of my program files that is causing it to mess up.

    Here is the info in my file:


    $64 65918042
    $65 www.gsimple.eu
    $66 1.16
    $85 VF0
    $12
    $1 2
    $2 noname.cnc
    $58 1
    $95 0 3.79750 408.27187 374.24147 124
    $5 0 -350.000 -300.000 0.000
    $96 0.000 0.000 0.000
    $29 2.54000
    $55 10.00000
    $61 0
    $67 2.540
    $68 5.000
    $69 5.000
    $70 15.000
    $71 25.000
    $72 0.200
    $74 0.200
    $73 0.200
    $75 1.250
    $76 0.500
    $98 127
    $21 ON
    $92 ON
    $36 OFF 200.000 500 2 50.000
    $41 OFF 3.000
    $82 OFF 150
    $91 OFF
    $50 AUTO
    $11 1 1/4_ROUGH_EM 0 0.00000 0.00000
    $11 2 3/8_TiN_3FL_ 0 0.00000 0.00000
    $3 1 83.31200 19.30400 23.11400 0.00000 0.00000 -23.11400 0 0 -1
    $4 FORTAL_ALUM.
    $28 0.00000 0
    $27 4 1 0.00000 0.00000 1.52400 0.00000 0 0 -1 0 0
    $17
    $20 11 1 19.43100 11.43000 12.70000 51.81600 6.35000 5.58800 0.00000 1 0 -1 0 0
    $20 10 1 19.43100 11.43000 12.70000 12.06500 6.35000 5.08000 0.00000 1 0 -1 0 0


    Thanks for the help. And let me know if you need anything else.
    -Frank



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    There is a pocket with no content in your file!
    The offending lines are the following

    $27 4 1 0.00000 0.00000 1.52400 0.00000 0 0 -1 0 0
    $17

    The first means:
    START POCKET WITH ID=4 AND PID=1 AT X=0 Y=0 DEPTH=1.524 ...
    The second means:
    END

    Normally there should be a whole list (at least 2) of lines and arcs which define the pocket. But there is nothing there!

    If you delete these lines (or make them into a comment by precceding them
    with the # character) the file will be ok.

    I am very sorry for the bug. I suspect you started at some time drawing a pocket and then aborted it, or drew a pocket and deleted all its elements or ...
    I will check for the bug and try to fix it.



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    You are right I tried to draw a pocket with the irregular pocket command and then ended up deleting it.
    I did paste the file info that you listed inside my file and it worked.

    Thanks for taking the time to go over this problem.

    -Frank



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    How does Gsimple handle tool changes in its G-Code?

    Right now the part that I am getting ready to cut has some milling and drilling that needs to be done; so I am going to create separate files (one for each tool needed). But if I were to do all of the operations in one file what would happen when I needed to change tools? My mill doesn't have a auto tool-changer. It doesn't even have the spindle connected to the CNC controller.



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    Default Toolchange

    You can make GSimple stop (issue a M00 command) at tool chabge through the G-Code/Make Option dialog (see attached picture).
    You can also make "Stop-At-Tool-Change" the default setting for your machine by making a configuration file for it containing the configuration command
    TOOLCHANGE MANUAL

    Gsimple will produce a file containing all the nessesary tool changes. For example if you define a pocket in a pocket and the tool you have supplied is not able of plunging, gsimple will look for an appropriate drill and then

    Select the drill
    Predrill a hole for end mill insertion
    Select the end mill
    Make the first pocket
    Select the drill
    Predril a hole in the first pocket for end mill insertion
    Select the end mill
    Make the second pocket

    If you select "Stop-at-tool-change" a M00 will be inserted before each tool change.

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    Default Gsimple

    Thank you Gsimple looks really cool, looking forward to checking it out.
    It seems to be exactly what I've been looking for a simple g code gen for simple parts you rock

    Thanks again



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    Well, I had some success using the Gcode from Gsimple, last weekend. Although I did run into a few snags (probably they are some fault of my own and not gsimple though).

    I was trying to make G-Code for another revision of the part I was making and I couldn't get it to work Gsimple kept giving me errors. I will list a picture of the part so maybe it will help in answering my questions.

    If you look at the center of the part there are two bulges stacked on top of each other along with a bulge on each side that goes to the same total depth. Do the stacked bulges create a problem in Gsimple or should I be able to do that? It lets me put them in but then it gives me errors when I go to make g-code.

    Also the two end bulges, can I make something like that with gsimple (where the one end is round and the other end is flat?

    for your reference I am starting out with my block milled to the part size before I start out.

    Thanks for the help.

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    GSimple can definitely make this part! Just look a the attached picture. The dimensions are of caurse wrong, I just made a similar part resembling the one on your picture.

    In Gsimple you must draw your object in "levels" (or "layers"). All bulges residing on one level share the same height. I have split the two bulges on the sides into two parts.

    Gsimple recognises the z-position of an object trough its "parent" object. The parent object is the one on which it is placed (attached to use the g-simple dialect). The parent object of the upper part of the side bulges is its lower part. The parent object of the lower part is the block etc.

    I have attached my .gsi as d4_upper.txt.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails GSimple (Free 3 Axis CAM) Version 1.08-d4_upper-jpg  
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