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Old Wed 14 May 2014, 13:05
Helsingtwelve
Just call me: James
 
Houston
United States of America
How to run a Gcode X amount of times

Hi I'm running Gcodes on a small machine using my control box that is the only thing I have finish, and I trying to cut letters (Fonts) from a 1/4" plywood but I need to make the cuts continue progressively instead of having to run then stop and run again deeper down I have broken 4 bits like this.
I'm converting the DXF using (FlashCut) and I would like to know if there is a feature in Mach3 to run Gcode or repeat X amount of times in one single run.
For example run X amount of times is 1/4" deep, run in 4 continuous passes of 1/16" increments


Thanks in Advance
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Old Wed 14 May 2014, 16:35
pblackburn
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South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
You could use the multipass wizard.
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Old Wed 14 May 2014, 22:01
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Why not just edit the G-code file? copy & paste, & edit the nex Z.
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Old Thu 15 May 2014, 08:43
darren salyer
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Wentzville mo
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My thought exactly, Ken.
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Old Thu 15 May 2014, 08:47
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
I use the LAZY CAM engine available as an option with MACH and it has a multipass feature too. The nice part it is it will open a Gcode.tap file and reverse engineer the file, you edit, then play again almost immediately.

Best 75 bucks I spent that year.

Note - I KNOW for sure that Vectric Cut 2D does this as well and far easier/better. And it's only 150.00

Sean
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Old Thu 15 May 2014, 09:10
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
I'd stay far away from LazyCAM and get a real, finished, and supported CAM program. At the low end of the price range, either Cut2D or CamBam.
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Old Thu 15 May 2014, 10:27
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...there is a reason it's called LAZY!

Personally, love Cut2D and Cut3D for cost and usability.
Use them both often.
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