I have checked the set limit values and they are correct, the Z axis is not able to run any further down toward the table than its set limit sounds like it jumps off the screw threads if tried, its not really a problem I can just lift the work piece up in future, just glad I now know...
I know once I had commissioned the machine I had a little go moving the Axis with the cursor keys inside manual control, I did notice the Z axis stopped well above the table and would not go any further which puzzled me, but I believed at the time a mistake like that would not be made...
= Hi Barrie
That would be very much appreciated.
To be honest I don't think proxxon are too bothered, I received a reply today basically saying sorry nothing we can do basically referring me to MAX-Computer again.
If I had been offered the upgrade at point of sale I would of taken it hands...
I ma going to persevere and see how it goes, Axminster are chasing up possibly getting the full version of the software shipped over for me but just waiting on them getting back to me.
Either way I appreciate your input, any knowledge is good knowledge.
xpylonracer, I'm not totally...
I see 1182 is a lot less than 5000, however if I add just a few more letters, it flags up with an error saying I'm exceeding the 5000 limit and cuts off which ever letter came last.
I wouldn't have minded had I known the basic version came with the machine and not the full version...
Here is the file Barry, I didn't realise I could just upload the file itself, please find it attached.
Also if you are wondering who Jack is which is what the engraving spells out he is my Yellow thighed caique.
I will have to take a look at those programs, I have no doubt they will come in handy as I have already looked in to so many from cad to cam to generate g code to import in to nccad, it really has gave me a headache.
Ah I see, my older brother got in to RC when we where quite young...
Yes I was able to get my head around most of the code and figure out what instructions where being sent to the mill apart form the max computer feed rate conversion.
This is part of the code generated by the NC-program in nccad9 for a simple engraving of 4 letters using a 0.5mm engraving bit...
Yes the speed of the spindle is set manually on the front of the machine head, it peaks at 4000 rpm.
That would be great Barrie if it is not too much trouble, I can get the material ready, also I have a set of step clamps to hold in place.
Yes I have probably watched the same videos...
I believe it may be a setting somewhere.
Yes the spindle program worked fine no X,Y or Z movement just spindle on and off, so from that I'm getting M10 O6.1 tells the MCS control unit to close relay 6 (Close contact) and M10 O6.0 open relay 6 (Open contact).
I have Aluminium sheet...
I loaded the program in to nccad it seems the pieces of code for the Z axis movement had spaces in as the system gave an error for each line, I've taken the spaces out and all seems to be ok.
The code ran fine Z dropped, X and Y made a rectangle but when Z was returning to the 0...
I have done as you advised, the 5000 lines is for any job engraving was just a quick test of the machine to see if it functioned as expected but didn't work, as soon as the first letter is machined the program throws up a z axis invalid move error and ends, I tried this with basic...
Thank you for replying
The version of nccad9 I have received with the proxxon FF500/bl cnc is nccad9 basic which has very limited usability.
You cant import stl files, you can only open 1 file at a time, and you cant generate anything over 5000 sentences as they put it.
I currently have the same problem you where experiencing, I have just purchased the proxxon ff 500 cnc which comes with nccad9
However the software that is provided with the system is only the basic version with lots of restrictions, I have looked in to upgrading it to the full version...