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Using MK I/II Files for PP III machine

Discussion in 'General Phlatprinter 3 Chat' started by GasPipe, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. GasPipe

    GasPipe New Member

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    I know there is an answer here somewhere, I just can't find it.

    How do I prepare older files designed for the under slung machines to run on the MK III?

    Any help links are appreciated.
     
  2. Jnida63

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    you have to regenerate the cut file, check your parameters and make sure overhead gantry is checked then generate the g-code
     
  3. GasPipe

    GasPipe New Member

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    Thank you Jnida63!!!
     
  4. GasPipe

    GasPipe New Member

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    I am trying to get the Divinity II made into cut files for the PP III.

    So far I can only get the first sheet into code.

    I think it is the read only nature of the file, can I get an unprotected copy to play with?

    If not does someone already have the code for an overhead gantry?

    Thanks for any help getting this plane cut out.
     
  5. thunder hawk

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    Create a new folder on your desk top. Copy the files from the sample CD to that folder.
    Open the new folder on your desk top and select all the files.
    Right click on any of the files that have been selected. Click on properties.
    Change the attribute to from read only by unchecking the read only box.
    Click OK

    All the files in the folder will now be readable and writable.

    Hope this helps.
    GHB :D
     
  6. GasPipe

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    Thanks Thunder hawk!! That worked like a charm.

    Now another newbie type question, along the same lines.

    I was able to use thunder hawks advice, to follow jnida63 advice, and got sheet 1 of the file cut (milled?) out nicely.

    Now the holdup is that I don't how to generate all three sheets of the design, it only makes code for the sheet in the safe cutting area. I know I have seen this before on here too, I am just such a newb and there is so much info on here it is sometimes hard to remember where you saw something.


    Thanks again for the help guys!
     
  7. xtremeRCpilot

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    Gaspipe, if you remove/drag the existing sheet out of, and drag the other sheet pieces into the safe cutting area and regenerate the code you should get the new file for those pieces! Hope this makes sense!
    Thanks
    John
     
  8. ToxicToast

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    ..what John said...or, use the safe cutting area button (in the Phlatscript icons), and set the origin for the new sheet you want to cut.
     
  9. GasPipe

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    Wow, thanks guys I have a lot to learn yet and you all have helped a great bunch!!!!!!!!

    After seeing the answers all I can say is duh.


    Thanks Again!!!!
     
  10. xtremeRCpilot

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    Chris your a genius, I never thought to just change/move the safe cutting area, so much easier :oops: :D
    Thanks
    John
     
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    You must be joking, John!!! Man, I never did anything but move the safe cutting around. What I do is once I have the initial safe cutting area set I put a small line above it, like you see in the red circle. Now when I want to set the safe area I have a point where I can snap to. I than set my things to be cut as I want them and as close to the safe edge as I want them and every time I set the safe area it will be exactly the same. You don't have to do it above only, you can do it on the left or the right too. Attached files [​IMG]
     
  12. ToxicToast

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    Yoram, I do the same thing, except I use a locked small square to snap the origin to.

    John, don't feel bad! I've had moments exactly like that before. I can think of a few times I was doing the same thing for years when it could been easier another way. DOH!
     
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    You guys are awesome!! I will start doing this from now on, I will set my pieces per sheet and make a mark in the corner for alignment, how easy is that when you need to re generate the code DUH LOL :D Thanks Chris and Yoram!
    John
     
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    I guess I thought that the xyz axis was set to a specific point in SKP and it couldnt be moved !

    Wow after all this time :p
     

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