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Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

John and all others with an intrest to my problem.

I extracted the zip into Documents. I looked in Documents and all files and folders are there including the two ulp. I then set the path in options and Eagle excepts it. NOW for the weard stuff. I open Eagle and go to my board. Click on File and then Open and go to the pcb-gcode in Documents. ALL the folders are empty!?. The folders are there, but empty. I get out of everything and go to Documents and all the folders have all the files and the two ulp are there.  WUWT.  I also tried to install Eagle in Programs, but it still ended up in C/ Eagle. While I can still make all my changes in the .h files, I think just like John said, My Windows 7 install is a controlling bitch. LOL  Is there a way of getting Eagle installed without ending up in C/   ?

Thanks , Carl  

Re: No Z axis G-Code

Art Eckstein
 

Bruce,

When you run the pcb-gcode-setup ulp, have you placed a checkmark to generate the milling file AND given it a proper depth to mill it??
again, just pulling at straws.






Art
Country Bubba


At 09:04 AM 3/16/2015, you wrote:
For some unknown reason to me when ever I use PCB-gcode now to generate g-code for
engraving a pcb I get no Z axis entries on the milling layer. It never use to be this way.
This started happening a couple of months ago and at first started by dropping out
the first Z axis movement when I engrave an outline of the pcb I am working on
(usually just a square or rectangle).
Now there are X and Y g-code movements but no Z axis entries at all. I have looked
at pcb-gcode setup but haven't changed anything there other than passes and that
is back to single pass numbers that I have used in the past with no issues. Has anyone
else run into this and have you found a fix?

Thanks,
Bruce

No Z axis G-Code

bruce q
 

For some unknown reason to me when ever I use PCB-gcode now to generate g-code for
engraving a pcb I get no Z axis entries on the milling layer. It never use to be this way.
This started happening a couple of months ago and at first started by dropping out
the first Z axis movement when I engrave an outline of the pcb I am working on
(usually just a square or rectangle).
Now there are X and Y g-code movements but no Z axis entries at all. I have looked
at pcb-gcode setup but haven't changed anything there other than passes and that
is back to single pass numbers that I have used in the past with no issues. Has anyone
else run into this and have you found a fix?

Thanks,
Bruce

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

I did have pcb gcode in "Documents" and it didn't work there, I think the path might have been put in wrong. BUT I think your are correct. Untill I get it changed I have found a work around. Pcb gcode put the settings folder in the ulp folder. I made the changes in the .h files and they stuck. Tomorrow I will fun another gcode made from the new .h settings and run them on the cnc. Thanks guys, Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

John J <john6060842@...>
 

I would try moving pcb-gcode to a folder somewhere inside your \Users\Your Name\My Documents folder.
This sounds like a case of Windows trying to protect you from malware. It monitors files outside of Users folders (don't recall all details exactly), and when it sees a change, it restores a backup copy it made.

See the note on pg. 7 in the manual.

Regards,
John

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 6:07 PM, John Johnson <john@...> wrote:
I would try moving pcb-gcode to a folder somewhere inside your \Users\Your Name\My Documents folder.
This sounds like a case of Windows trying to protect you from malware. It monitors files outside of Users folders (don't recall all details exactly), and when it sees a change, it restores a backup copy it made.

See the note on pg. 7 in the manual.

Regards,
John

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 3:25 PM, cwebs@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Untill I find a fix I'll use the Winblows 7 laptop and move the board files over to the vista machine to make the gcode. I just tried that and was running a dry test on my cnc with good results. Carl




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Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

Untill I find a fix I'll use the Winblows 7 laptop and move the board files over to the vista machine to make the gcode. I just tried that and was running a dry test on my cnc with good results. Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Art Eckstein
 

Carl,
Having a drought here and no more grass that I can find to cut! Maybe someone with more brains than me can figure it out!

Art
Country Bubba

At 02:47 PM 3/15/2015, you wrote:


I also need to add that Vista and Win 7 are set up the same. Works in Vista. Vista properties are "Read Only" and pcb gcode saves all changes. More grass is needed. Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

I also need to add that Vista and Win 7 are set up the same. Works in Vista. Vista properties are "Read Only" and pcb gcode saves all changes. More grass is needed. Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 


I have looked at the file properties and they are checked "Read Only". I remove the check mark and click on allow. No change. I go back to the properties and it is checked read only. I can't make change there. I am administrator. And, yes I have the options set correctly also. Looks like the hole field will have to be cut! Carl

Re: Can you help defray the hosting costs of pcbgcode.org?

John J <john6060842@...>
 

Thank you all so much for donating to cover the hosting costs of pcbgcode.org!
Thanks also for the offers of hosting and suggestions on alternatives.

This is a great group of users, and whether you contributed or not, I'm glad you find pcb-gcode useful and hope it helps you make great things.

Regards,
JJ


On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:38 AM, John J <john6060842@...> wrote:
Thanks to very generous donations in 2011, web hosting for pcbgcode.org ($120/yr) was paid through 2013. Unfortunately, donations since then don't cover the hosting costs this year. If you could make a small donation, it would help greatly. As a grad student, I have very little to spare now, and have been hit with large expenses this year.

Pcb-gcode has been free since its beginning in 2003, and will continue to be free. There is no obligation to donate.

If you find pcb-gcode useful and can help, please click here, then click the donate button.

Thanks so much,
John

Please note, I am not affiliated with pcbgcode.com.




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Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Art Eckstein
 

Carl,
OK, you installed it correctly as it sounds, BUT did you in the control panel open "Options", "Directories" and insert the path as noted in the screenshot below???


It has to be the first listing in the series in order to work and there can be more directories that follow that must be separated by a ";"
(I modified mine just to show you and assume V7.x is the same or similar)

If you have, maybe I should get a lower cutting mower to make longer straws:})  By the way, I am using win7 and mine saves like it should.

Art
Country Bubba




At 12:40 PM 3/15/2015, you wrote:


I installed extracted the zip to  C:\EAGLE-7.2.0/ulp. The files are in the ulp folder. I go down the list to, pcb_cgode_setup, It opens and I make the changes. Click on except and make board. The programs makes the gcode files and they run on my cnc machine ok BUT with the default settings that came with pcb gcode. No changes are made. Like I said it works fine on Vista but not on Winblows 7. I've seen other people have problems with Eagle and Win 7. But not what I am having.   Keep pulling straws. We might have a hay bail when done. Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

I installed extracted the zip to  C:\EAGLE-7.2.0/ulp. The files are in the ulp folder. I go down the list to, pcb_cgode_setup, It opens and I make the changes. Click on except and make board. The programs makes the gcode files and they run on my cnc machine ok BUT with the default settings that came with pcb gcode. No changes are made. Like I said it works fine on Vista but not on Winblows 7. I've seen other people have problems with Eagle and Win 7. But not what I am having.   Keep pulling straws. We might have a hay bail when done. Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Art Eckstein
 

You indicated that you installed the files to:
C/Eagle/ulp

Are you sure it is that path or is it a path in the "Program Files" section????
Also, did you put the path to the ulp in the options as the first path as noted in the readme file??

Just pulling at straws here.

Art
Country Bubba

At 11:04 AM 3/15/2015, you wrote:


Follow up; I'm thinking it's a Windows 7 problem? I just installed every thing on a Vista machine and every thing works fine. I realy need the Windows 7 working. Can any one help? Thanks, Carl

Re: pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

Follow up; I'm thinking it's a Windows 7 problem? I just installed every thing on a Vista machine and every thing works fine. I realy need the Windows 7 working. Can any one help? Thanks, Carl

Re: Can you help defray the hosting costs of pcbgcode.org?

scott.goldthwaite@...
 

You could also use github for free.  There's really not a forum, but they do have the issues section.  The pdb-gode forum doesn't seem to be used anyway, everyone comes here for that.

pcb gcode settings dont save

Carl
 

 I have been using Eagle cad 7.2 and pcb gcode 3.6.2.4 on windows 7 for two weeks. The default settings need to be changed. When I put in the correct settings and click on except and make board, OR when I try just the except button, Nothing is saved. I have to go into the gcode files and make the changes by hand just to be able to use the code. Mostly the drill codes need most changes. I have downloaded the zip file again extracted the files to the C/Eagle/ulp folder replacing all files . pcb gcode comes up and I can make changes but they don't take. I also tried 3.3.3 with same problem. Any help?  Thanks, Carl

Re: Can you help defray the hosting costs of pcbgcode.org?

Roland Jollivet
 


Hi John

That's a lot to pay for such a simple site.

You can do it all for free by setting up a blog. Then you point pcbgcode.org to the blog. Now all you have to pay is the annual fee to keep the domain, about $10 from Godaddy or other.

https://support.google.com/blogger/troubleshooter/1233381?hl=en

Regards
Roland


On 13 March 2015 at 17:38, John J john6060842@... [pcb-gcode] <pcb-gcode@...> wrote:
 

Thanks to very generous donations in 2011, web hosting for pcbgcode.org ($120/yr) was paid through 2013. Unfortunately, donations since then don't cover the hosting costs this year. If you could make a small donation, it would help greatly. As a grad student, I have very little to spare now, and have been hit with large expenses this year.

Pcb-gcode has been free since its beginning in 2003, and will continue to be free. There is no obligation to donate.

If you find pcb-gcode useful and can help, please click here, then click the donate button.

Thanks so much,
John

Please note, I am not affiliated with pcbgcode.com.


Can you help defray the hosting costs of pcbgcode.org?

John J <john6060842@...>
 

Thanks to very generous donations in 2011, web hosting for pcbgcode.org ($120/yr) was paid through 2013. Unfortunately, donations since then don't cover the hosting costs this year. If you could make a small donation, it would help greatly. As a grad student, I have very little to spare now, and have been hit with large expenses this year.

Pcb-gcode has been free since its beginning in 2003, and will continue to be free. There is no obligation to donate.

If you find pcb-gcode useful and can help, please click here, then click the donate button.

Thanks so much,
John

Please note, I am not affiliated with pcbgcode.com.

Re: auto leveller

scott.goldthwaite@...
 

I just cam across this autoleveler.  I don't know much about it and haven't used it, but I thought I'd post it here in case nobody's seen it yet.

 


I found the reference in this guy's build log:



Re: Ceramic bearings

TonyZPP
 

Hi Dan,
 
I found your post from last October, and see that you have made some high speed spindles.
I’ve been thinking about making one to mount on my Sherline Mill for PCB engraving. I know making
a HS spindle is a challenging endeavor, so I was wondering if you could share your designing/building
experiences. What bearings did you use? What type/size collet? Etc...
 
Thanks!
 
Tony
 
 
 
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [pcb-gcode] Ceramic bearings
 



I made a couple of spindles as well. For my high RPM version ( 60k RPM ), I added an airflow from the top of the spindle to
cool the ceramic balls as well as preventing milling dust penetrating the bearings. You can add an oil injector in the air hose to
achieve mist lubrication with very small volumes of oil. But the spindle barely goes warm. You can also replace the air with water mist as the ceramic balls doesn't rust.

Easily done. You do however need some air exhaust down at the milling area.

Cheers

Dan


On 30 Oct 2014 04:23:35 -0700
"ct1fgw@... [pcb-gcode]" wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> I´m finishing a new spindle and need some advice. My other spindle works well but I built it too rugged since it was to be used for working metal as well. I used roller and thrust bearings, making it hard to drive at high speeds and my small motor gets hot after a while. I also used a too big collet and collet chuck and so, any small imbalances produce noise and vibration.
> I decided to order a new and much smaller collet chuck (a R11 M) and full ceramic bearings (628). I have the spindle almost finished but now I´m wondering if I should lubricate the bearings or not. I never used ceramic bearings before and started to think (not a good thing I suppose ) that since the ceramic is not a good heat conductor, the heat generated will increase the temperature of the contacting surfaces to the point of evaporating the oil, leaving the burned residue (not a good thing). I know that, as the temperature rises, the radiation (and conduction) losses will increase and some stability point will be reached, my problem is how high is that point going to be?
>
> Well, put it simply, should or shouldn’t I lubricate the damn bearings ? .

>
> João

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