Hi Art, hi everyone
Long time no see , i was busy with my greenhouses , my electronic workshop and now i have free time until spring come.
As interest in laser and engrave , my wife give sometime something to do and come again the difference between cutting end engraving.
As i am a very lazy guy , i always search the easy solution to finish one job. I will try to explain what is in my mind.
I put below a picture with some random shapes. Red is Cut on power i chose in my extension list (inkskape) , Blue is deep engrave,
Aqua is light engrave and Green is for Hatch fill . That need to prepare first in inkskape and after generate the Gcode.
Is not difficult but , if the file exceed more that 1Mb the hatch fill engrave will be made in first order and after the cutting time
come , the error offset will be 3-3mm more large on X and Y from zero to 300mm , and on a 600mm playwood on X,Y will be 12-14mm offset error.
The motors running fine , no error msg in encoder for losing steps , mechanic are fine and i try to measure and the problem is not linear &
not exp , is something like (EXP_error + LIN_error ) / 2 = MAX_error . That i solve it splitting the Gcode file in maxim 200kb , put the M2
command at the end and if i combine 10 files like that , no error. Seems the error happen in internal math of pokeys or Auggie or even in my Inkskape extension . Hard to figure out of that because i don't have other solution to made all jobs in one file .
The idea about that is is show in second picture . Let say i have to cut , light and deep engrave but to engrave the letters to use augumented software.
I try to prepare a file doing manual but i hit myself in a wall . I create a photo and generate the code for engrave . I change the coordonate to my
specified position and i put at the end my code for cutting . Well... the laser wont start , and also now i figure out the Augumented software dont have the input fields for desire coordonate , all start default from zero and is realy hard to modify all numbers by hand.
At the end time consuming to made that file was 1000 time high than hit one button to hatch fill the section.
But with help of Art that time can be reduced considerably .
Right now everything is a little messy in my head .I will clean my idea in time and i will comeback with .... i don't know