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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by leversole, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. leversole

    leversole Journeyman
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    Using tinyG and chilipeppr...is there a way to make chilipeppr move the router out of the way when a job finishes? I could manually edit each GCode file and add a final move, just wondering if there is an automated way...what do others do?
     
  2. leversole

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    May have figured this one out...Probably the way to go is to use your CAM software...I use CAMBAM, and there is a MOP (machine operation) footer where I can "auto" insert a final move command or anything else that I want, turn the spindle off, stop vacuum, etc.
     
  3. Joe Santarsiero

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    G28 and G30 are machine home commands.
     
  4. leversole

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    Thanks Joe...I ended up adding
    G1 Z-0.5
    G1 X10 Y10

    Gets the spindle out of the way!
     
  5. Joe Santarsiero

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    Well, it's a good thing you're inserting your own lines. ;) G-code is really quite friendly when get the chance to talk to it.
     
  6. David the swarfer

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    why is Z negative? negative Z is normally 'cutting into the work'!

    note that in SketchUcam there are settings for doing this automatically. 'Use_Home_Height' and 'Use_End_Position' allow you to see a Z level and an XY position to go to at the end of the job.
     
  7. leversole

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    Ha! Dont know why I typed negative Z! I used positive....but, come to find out, not an elegant solution, as if I have several operations on teh same part, CamBam puts the footer in each operation! Learning more and more GCode, pretty straightforward, as I develop permanent fiels, I will add any codes I need...

    Thanks ALL
     

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