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Member postings for Eckart Hartmann 1

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Thread: G-Code editor with back plotting
09/11/2018 22:08:44

I now looked at the above suggestions but none meets my needs. None of them updates the backplot as I type the code. All need a manual update action to see what progress or errors I have made. This might seem a small issue but becomes very tedious if entering a significant program. NCPlot comes the closest needing only one button click or F9 key to update. But at $300 it is too expensive with this issue. The rest seem to need many clicks to update. For now I will stick to jViewer for most code and use one of the cumbersome options (maybe Mach4) when I really need codes not supported by jViewer.

Thread: Sand casting
17/10/2018 14:43:43

The article by Andy Clark was the most useful I have read in a long while. Using his advice I also progressed from useless results to results perfect for my needs. The main change I made was to forget green sand and use oil sand instead. The only problem was that he did not specify what he meant by oil sand. Fortunately my first trials gave perfect results based on children's play sand with 1% linseed oil mixed in. Then 3% dextrin was mixed with 3% water and this mixed with the sand. (All proportions by weight) After making the moulds I baked them at 200'C for about 2 hours. The process could maybe be optimised but I am happy as is.

Thread: G-Code editor with back plotting
16/10/2018 23:29:55

Hi All and thanks for the input. I have been sidetracked into building my boiler but will definitely seriously look at the suggestions when I need to do some milling again.

Regards EckartH

02/10/2018 15:31:06

Not sure if I should tag onto this post but it already has G-Code experts on it. I am looking for a plain G-Code editor with back plotting. i.e. I type in the code and it displays as a line drawing what the machine will do. Up to now I am using jViewer but there are a lot of codes it does not know about and I believe its development was abandoned long ago. I have evaluated GWizard but I am not willing to pay their asking price since it has some bugs and they seem to be not interested in fixing the bugs. I have tried Predator but their version with back plotting is over $500. Can anyone recommend a fully working application for £200 or less?

 

Edited By JasonB on 02/10/2018 16:09:19

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