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Travelling a continuous line

Discussion in 'Control Software' started by Chris Drake, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Chris Drake

    Chris Drake Well-Known
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    Hi.

    I have built a long arm quilter for my wife and am looking to automate it. As the device is essentially a sewing machine that moves X & Y it needs to A. start in a specific place and B. travel in one continuous line.

    I have played around with a simple drawing of one line that criss crosses it's self and then loaded the SVG file into OpenBuilds CAM - GCODE Generator however the result is that I can't get it to simulate a continuous line.

    Is this possible or should I be using other software.

    All the best
     

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  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Our CAM is optimised for Closed path vectors. A closed path has at least 3 points. A Line only has two, so no it wont work unfortunately.

    But simple linear moves can easily be written by hand:
    G90; Absolute mode
    G0 X0 Y0 ; Where X0 Y0 is the first point, could be X10 Y500 or whatever
    G0 X100 Y100; ; Where X100 Y100 is the Second point, could be other values too.
     
  3. Chris Drake

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    Thanks for the swift reply. Going to have to rethink.

    Cheers

    Chis,
     
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  4. Peter Van Der Walt

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    #4 Peter Van Der Walt, Nov 18, 2018
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  5. Chris Drake

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    Hi Peter.

    You're a star. Having extensively searched the net I didn't find this. Some time you can find stuff straight away and others....

    All the very best

    Chris.
     
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    (; pure luck man, it popped up on Hackaday today CNC Embroidery Machine Punches Out Designs a Stitch at a Time and i remembered you as soon as i saw it
     
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