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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

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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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>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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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


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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from a MacBook Pro
>
> 2014-05-28 18.27.35.png>




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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


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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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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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




--
Sent from a MacBook Pro

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