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Re: Track and pads joined

Art Eckstein
 

João
Just noticed your ref to me, sorry for the late reply.
I use different fixture offsets for the board
sides. For the bottom of the board, I use G55
with the origin (0,0) at the lower right corner
of the fixture and for the top of the board, I
use G54 with the origin at the lower left corner of the Fixture.
This way, the fixture pocket is approximately the
size of the board stock and I set the origins
when I milled the pocket out to provide the
necessary fences and then saved these offsets
for future usage. The fixture is permanently
mounted on the router and I have homing
switches. Standard operating procedure is to
power up the machine, home it, and then load the
offset table. Now the machine knows the offsets
for the fixture and where my touch off plate is (referenced in G53).

I have customized my "user-gcode.h" to
automatically handle the necessary inclusion of
G54, G55 for the top or bottom files and the
tool change routine (which only comes into play
in drilling and milling) to do a subroutine to
G53 for tool length measurement on the touch pad.
I don't worry about a tool change for etching as
I am using autoleveling and I found out the hard
way that tool change routines and autolevel don't
get along. This part is a work in progress as I
am constantly changing the way I do things. YMMV:})

HTH

Art
Country Bubba

At 01:00 PM 6/1/2014, you wrote:


Hello,

I am stuck, again.

I am doing a dense board and have to pass tracks between IC pads (a thing I don’t like at all).
I made the track quite thin, 0.2mm, where it
goes close to the pads and get a clearance of
between 0.3 and 0.4mm. I use a 0.2mm tool, but
they join, both in the viewer and the board. I
can make the pads smaller, but some pads, the round ones, become too small.

I am puzzled, if the clearance is larger than the tool, why doesn’t it work?



I am using Eagle 6.3.0 and pcb-gcode 3.6.2.4,
isolation minimum: 0.1mm, maximum: 0.4mm, step:
0.2mm, tool: 0.2mm, code style: TurboCNC.



Talking about Turbo CNC, maybe Art can help me
here. For a double sided board, I use one pin
for reference at 0.0 and flip the board for the
second side. My vacuum table is small and if the
board is large, I have to move the reference
pin. If I jog the machine to the new reference
and zero the X axis, everything looks good, but
on starting, the machine takes the old reference
and forgets the new one. The way I go around
this is restarting the program, but then I also
lose the other coordinates (y and Z). Is there a
more elegant way of doing this?



Best regards

João

Re: Track and pads joined

Z P
 

When the solder side data is presented for milling is it flipped about a certain X or Y value?
Can You nominate that value?



On Monday, 2 June 2014 3:00 AM, "ct1fgw@... [pcb-gcode]" wrote:


 
Hello,
I am stuck, again.
I am doing a dense board and have to pass tracks between IC pads (a thing I don’t like at all). I made the track quite thin, 0.2mm, where it goes close to the pads and get a clearance of between 0.3 and 0.4mm. I use a 0.2mm tool, but they join, both in the viewer and the board. I can make the pads smaller, but some pads, the round ones, become too small.
I am puzzled, if the clearance is larger than the tool, why doesn’t it work?
 
I am using Eagle 6.3.0 and pcb-gcode 3.6.2.4, isolation minimum: 0.1mm, maximum: 0.4mm, step: 0.2mm, tool: 0.2mm, code style: TurboCNC.
 
Talking about Turbo CNC, maybe Art can help me here. For a double sided board, I use one pin for reference at 0.0 and flip the board for the second side. My vacuum table is small and if the board is large, I have to move the reference pin. If I jog the machine to the new reference and zero the X axis, everything looks good, but on starting, the machine takes the old reference and forgets the new one. The way I go around this is restarting the program, but then I also lose the other coordinates (y and Z). Is there a more elegant way of doing this?
 
Best regards
João



Track and pads joined

ct1fgw
 

Hello,

I am stuck, again.

I am doing a dense board and have to pass tracks between IC pads (a thing I don’t like at all). I made the track quite thin, 0.2mm, where it goes close to the pads and get a clearance of between 0.3 and 0.4mm. I use a 0.2mm tool, but they join, both in the viewer and the board. I can make the pads smaller, but some pads, the round ones, become too small.

I am puzzled, if the clearance is larger than the tool, why doesn’t it work?

 

I am using Eagle 6.3.0 and pcb-gcode 3.6.2.4, isolation minimum: 0.1mm, maximum: 0.4mm, step: 0.2mm, tool: 0.2mm, code style: TurboCNC.

 

Talking about Turbo CNC, maybe Art can help me here. For a double sided board, I use one pin for reference at 0.0 and flip the board for the second side. My vacuum table is small and if the board is large, I have to move the reference pin. If I jog the machine to the new reference and zero the X axis, everything looks good, but on starting, the machine takes the old reference and forgets the new one. The way I go around this is restarting the program, but then I also lose the other coordinates (y and Z). Is there a more elegant way of doing this?

 

Best regards

João


Re: Slots/elongated holes

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

Glad you got it going.
Say "Hello" to Chewie.

Regards,
JJ


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj. Thanks for the offer!
I'm at home now and here it works
Strangly enough!
Im using skydrive for my libs pcb-gcode and projects ... So everywhere the same version. 
I was redrawing the arcs at your request and suddenly it works 
I think you did your magic spell. :-)
Again thanks for the offer.

Wilfred


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Op 29 mei 2014 om 22:30 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Wilfred,

Are you using 3.6.2.4? It should work correctly, and show in the previewer too.
If you'd like for me to look at the board with arcs, you can email it to: pcbgcode@...

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the quick response 
Yesterday i tried 2 arcs to make a circle ( i try to read first and nag later :-) ) and that didnt work
Then i tried a square with one arced corner and the square showed without the arc. Somewhere you wrote you have a beta version which solves this problem.

Wilfred

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Op 29 mei 2014 om 20:25 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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Re: Slots/elongated holes

Wilfred Swinkels <wswinkels1@...>
 

Jj. Thanks for the offer!
I'm at home now and here it works
Strangly enough!
Im using skydrive for my libs pcb-gcode and projects ... So everywhere the same version. 
I was redrawing the arcs at your request and suddenly it works 
I think you did your magic spell. :-)
Again thanks for the offer.

Wilfred


Send from the Millenium Falcon





Op 29 mei 2014 om 22:30 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Wilfred,

Are you using 3.6.2.4? It should work correctly, and show in the previewer too.
If you'd like for me to look at the board with arcs, you can email it to: pcbgcode@...

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the quick response 
Yesterday i tried 2 arcs to make a circle ( i try to read first and nag later :-) ) and that didnt work
Then i tried a square with one arced corner and the square showed without the arc. Somewhere you wrote you have a beta version which solves this problem.

Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon





Op 29 mei 2014 om 20:25 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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Re: Slots/elongated holes

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

Wilfred,

Are you using 3.6.2.4? It should work correctly, and show in the previewer too.
If you'd like for me to look at the board with arcs, you can email it to: pcbgcode@...

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the quick response 
Yesterday i tried 2 arcs to make a circle ( i try to read first and nag later :-) ) and that didnt work
Then i tried a square with one arced corner and the square showed without the arc. Somewhere you wrote you have a beta version which solves this problem.

Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon





Op 29 mei 2014 om 20:25 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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Re: Slots/elongated holes

Danny Miller <dannym@...>
 

What's with this "no circles" thing, anyways?

I'm not gonna trouble myself or you with complaining about free software.  So don't take it as complaining.  But I'm kinda wondering what's so hard here... the gcode for circles is just a type of arc, it should be implementable.  PCBGcode's has some upgrade work since then, can't it be fixed?

Danny

On 5/29/2014 1:24 PM, John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode] wrote:
 
Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>



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Re: Slots/elongated holes

Wilfred Swinkels <wswinkels1@...>
 

Thanks for the quick response 
Yesterday i tried 2 arcs to make a circle ( i try to read first and nag later :-) ) and that didnt work
Then i tried a square with one arced corner and the square showed without the arc. Somewhere you wrote you have a beta version which solves this problem.

Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon





Op 29 mei 2014 om 20:25 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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Re: Slots/elongated holes

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

Circles aren't supported, but you can use two arcs to make a circle.
Arcs work correctly. There are several in the set of boards I made, as shown in the pics I uploaded.
Let me know if arcs work for you.

Regards,
JJ



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Wilfred Swinkels wswinkels1@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred

Send from the Millenium Falcon

> Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:


>
> Just turn on the checkbox :-)
>
> On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
> parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
> When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
> milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
> are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
> attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
> is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
> Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
> is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
> the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
> finished.
> This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
> on it.
>
> Regards,
> JJ
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
> [image: Inline image 3]
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
> pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
>> for a component I would
>> like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
>> doing this other than using
>> a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
>> a real convoluted issue
>> making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
>> So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
>> milling the outline and
>> providing breakaway tabs?
>> I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
>> PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
>> milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
>> about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
>> and use that layer to produce
>> a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
>> where the thru hole would be for
>> a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
>> mils?
>> I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
>> are doing this?
>> Thanks,
>> Bruce
>
>
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Re: Slots/elongated holes

Wilfred Swinkels <wswinkels1@...>
 

Jj did you come to fixing the arc/ circle bug? Im making a ringlight
for asml and i cant see the ring in the milling layer my version
number is
3624
Thanks
Wilfred


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Op 29 mei 2014 om 00:31 heeft "John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode]" <pcb-gcode@...> het volgende geschreven:

Just turn on the checkbox :-)

On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth
parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you
are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture
attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line
is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it
is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for
the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
finished.
This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section
on it.

Regards,
JJ

[image: Inline image 1]
[image: Inline image 3]


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <
pcb-gcode@...> wrote:



I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB
for a component I would
like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of
doing this other than using
a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes
a real convoluted issue
making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even
milling the outline and
providing breakaway tabs?
I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the
PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as
milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB
and use that layer to produce
a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace
where the thru hole would be for
a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70
mils?
I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others
are doing this?
Thanks,
Bruce


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Re: Slots/elongated holes

bruce q
 

JJ,
I did that and changed the depth to 0.08 inches but I am getting strange previews but didn't actually look at the
G-code produced yet.
In one case I drew a rectangular box on the milling layer and made the depth 0.08 and the preview showed
a large elongated area that looked like it was .08 wide. When I changed the depth to .005 inch this rectangle
showed correctly in the preview.
I need to let you know what version of Eagle and PCB-code I am using, they are several years old so not
the latest and when things work I try not to change until now maybe as i continue learning how to
use this software.
Thanks,
Bruce
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On Wed, 5/28/14, John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [pcb-gcode] Slots/elongated holes
To: "pcb-gcode@..." <pcb-gcode@...>
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 3:30 PM



Just turn on the checkbox :-)
On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate
milling and set the Depth parameter next to it to go
slightly deeper than the board.When I lay out
boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the
milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of
the cut when you are laying out the lines on the Milling
(46) layer. (See the second picture attached. Wires/lines on
the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line is
0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards
out.)
Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate
gcode for, whether it is the perimeter or within the board.
I left a gap in the wires/lines for the boards in the
attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was
finished.
This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I
need to add a section on it.
Regards,JJ





On Wed, May 28, 2014
at 6:00 PM, brc_q@...
[pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...>
wrote:
















 









I have run into a situation where rather than a
round hole through the PCB for a component I would
like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found
another way of doing this other than using
a different CAD program to create these slots but when
paneling this makes a real convoluted issue

making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these
slots or even milling the outline and
providing breakaway tabs?
I
have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to
engrave the
PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's
limitations as far as
milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I
wrong
about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to
layout the PCB and use that layer to produce
a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling
layer trace where the thru hole would be for

a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a
Z depth of 70 mils?
I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was
wondering how others are doing this?
Thanks,
Bruce






















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Re: Slots/elongated holes

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

Just turn on the checkbox :-)

On the Generation Options tab, turn on Generate milling and set the Depth parameter next to it to go slightly deeper than the board.
When I lay out boards, I set the wire/line size to the same size as the milling tool I'll be using. This shows you the width of the cut when you are laying out the lines on the Milling (46) layer. (See the second picture attached. Wires/lines on the milling layer are cyan. The width of the line is 0.0625", the same as the bit I used to mill the boards out.)
Anywhere you put a wire/line, pcb-gcode will generate gcode for, whether it is the perimeter or within the board. I left a gap in the wires/lines for the boards in the attached picture to hold them in place until drilling was finished.
This is only mentioned in passing in the manual, so I need to add a section on it.

Regards,
JJ





On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM, brc_q@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB for a component I would
like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of doing this other than using
a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes a real convoluted issue
making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even milling the outline and
providing breakaway tabs?
I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB and use that layer to produce
a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace where the thru hole would be for
a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70 mils?
I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others are doing this?
Thanks,
Bruce




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Slots/elongated holes

bruce q
 

I have run into a situation where rather than a round hole through the PCB for a component I would
like to have an elongated hole or slot. I haven't found another way of doing this other than using
a different CAD program to create these slots but when paneling this makes a real convoluted issue
making sure the slots are aligned with the pads properly.
So I was wondering what everyone else is doing to make these slots or even milling the outline and
providing breakaway tabs?
I have CamBam for general 2D milling plus I use PCB-Gcode to engrave the PCB but as great as PCB-Gcode is it does have it's limitations as far as milling holes or outlines in any shape you want or am I wrong
about this. There is a milling layer in Eagle that I use to layout the PCB and use that layer to produce
a PCB outline (and text too) so could I make a short milling layer trace where the thru hole would be for
a pad? How do I tell PCB-Gcode to mill thru the board say a Z depth of 70 mils?
I am just confused on how to accomplish this so was wondering how others are doing this?
Thanks,
Bruce

Re: where is the autoleveller?

bruce q
 

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http://www.autoleveller.co.uk/


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On Wed, 5/28/14, crowley@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:

Subject: [pcb-gcode] Re: where is the autoleveller?
To: pcb-gcode@...
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 11:41 AM

I can't help you but I can confirm I'm in
the same boat.

I can find multiple references to it on the web but
can't seem to find it anywhere here?

Re: where is the autoleveller?

crowley@...
 

I can't help you but I can confirm I'm in the same boat.

I can find multiple references to it on the web but can't seem to find it anywhere here?

Re: spot drill data missing (v3.6.2.4)

Paul Kiedrowski
 

Stupid me, I forgot to check "use simple drill code" and was looking for G01's instead of G82's.
thanks 

From: "martin312@... [pcb-gcode]"
To: pcb-gcode@...
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2014 9:33 AM
Subject: [pcb-gcode] Re: spot drill data missing (v3.6.2.4)

 
Hi Paul,

It works fine for me too.
You are looking in the etch file aren't you. There should be a block of G82's at the end of the file.

Regards
Martin Marriott
mlmSolutions


Re: spot drill data missing (v3.6.2.4)

mlmcnc
 

Hi Paul,

It works fine for me too.
You are looking in the etch file aren't you. There should be a block of G82's at the end of the file.

Regards
Martin Marriott
mlmSolutions

Re: Profile changes not applied to gcode

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

No problem. Post if you have questions not covered in the manual.

Re: spot drill data missing (v3.6.2.4)

John Johnson <john6060842@...>
 

I did a set of boards with 3.6.2.4, and the spot drills worked for me.

Re: Profile changes not applied to gcode

bruce q
 

Oops...thought it was a separate file. Thanks
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On Thu, 5/22/14, John Johnson john6060842@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [pcb-gcode] Profile changes not applied to gcode
To: "pcb-gcode@..." <pcb-gcode@...>
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:17 AM




It's included in the docs folder
in the .zip file.

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at
10:03 AM, bruce q brc_q@...
[pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...>
wrote:
















 









Where is the manual being kept? Couldn't find
it on the .org site.

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On Wed, 5/21/14, John Johnson john6060842@...
[pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...>
wrote:




Subject: Re: [pcb-gcode] Profile changes not applied to
gcode

To: "pcb-gcode@..."
<pcb-gcode@...>

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 4:36 PM



Section 4.2 of the manual

should cover this.Let me know if you have other

questions.

Regards,JJ





On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM, scott.goldthwaite@...

[pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...>

wrote:

































 



















I made some changes to my profile

file, but they weren't reflected in the gcode output.

 Then I used a different profile then back to my original

one, now the changes are reflected in the gcode.  I think

what's going on is if I make changes to my profile
file,

pcb-gcode doesn't know it, so it doesn't update
the

pcb-defaults.h file. It only updates the defaults file if
I

make a change in the pcb-gcode dialog boxes, and it's
at

that point the profile changes get pulled into the
defaults

file and show up in the gcode output.

















































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