Sheetcam is awesome!

Another great program for creating designs specifically for CNC machines.
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chademling94
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Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by chademling94 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:42 pm

Finally sat down and took the time to figure out sheetcam. Very helpful youtube video by PREMIER PLASMA called "sheetcam setup and making parts, nesting, tabs, cut path, adding tools". Just follow along with the video and it will work with the gofab software no problem, just dont use the (add pierces, add offsets, optimize cut order, reverse offset side) in the cut styles menu on the tablet, sheetcam does all of this. Super handy to be able to move pierce points around, and adding tabs to keep parts from falling out.

For the post processor use generic plasma with optional scriber.

Also for some reason sheetcam defaults cut direction the wrong way (good side of plasma is always the right) in the operations menu check the reverse cut direction box this will correct it. (see attached pic)
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sheetcam op.jpg
KROOKED IRON FAB & STEEL
CHAD EMLING
Millermatic 252
Synchrowave 210
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Grizzly G0757Z H/V Mill
Grizzly G0765 Lathe
Ellis 1600
Everlast 80s
GoFab CNC 4'x8' Plasma Table

tkton123
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by tkton123 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 pm

I HAVE BEEN USING IT EVER SINCE I GOT THE TABLE.
I DO PREFER THE PERPENDICULAR OPTION IN THE LEAD IN AND LEAD OUT .1
I'M STILL USING THE OLD VERSION OF THE TABLET AND TABLE SOFTWARE WITHOUT ANY ISSUE.

chademling94
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by chademling94 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:47 pm

On the perpendicular leads do you get a little bump that doesnt cut all the way since its entering and leaving from the same spot? I am also on the old version of the table/tablet software, it aint broke so im sticking with it lol
KROOKED IRON FAB & STEEL
CHAD EMLING
Millermatic 252
Synchrowave 210
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Grizzly G0757Z H/V Mill
Grizzly G0765 Lathe
Ellis 1600
Everlast 80s
GoFab CNC 4'x8' Plasma Table

plasmaman
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by plasmaman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:38 am

chademling94 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Finally sat down and took the time to figure out sheetcam. Very helpful youtube video by PREMIER PLASMA called "sheetcam setup and making parts, nesting, tabs, cut path, adding tools". Just follow along with the video and it will work with the gofab software no problem, just dont use the (add pierces, add offsets, optimize cut order, reverse offset side) in the cut styles menu on the tablet, sheetcam does all of this. Super handy to be able to move pierce points around, and adding tabs to keep parts from falling out.

For the post processor use generic plasma with optional scriber.

Also for some reason sheetcam defaults cut direction the wrong way (good side of plasma is always the right) in the operations menu check the reverse cut direction box this will correct it. (see attached pic)
Do you use the older or newer software version of GoFab? My table is about ready to pick it up and just trying to figure it out which way to go. Seems like the newer version is still very buggy from reading the posts on this forum.
GoFab 4' x 8' plasma CNC

chademling94
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by chademling94 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:15 pm

Im still using the old version. I would stick with the old version if you can its very reliable
KROOKED IRON FAB & STEEL
CHAD EMLING
Millermatic 252
Synchrowave 210
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Grizzly G0757Z H/V Mill
Grizzly G0765 Lathe
Ellis 1600
Everlast 80s
GoFab CNC 4'x8' Plasma Table

Jon
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by Jon » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:36 pm

Is sheet cam a free download software?

chademling94
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by chademling94 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:18 pm

Jon- There is a free trial version limited to 180 lines of code and the full version is $140
KROOKED IRON FAB & STEEL
CHAD EMLING
Millermatic 252
Synchrowave 210
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Grizzly G0757Z H/V Mill
Grizzly G0765 Lathe
Ellis 1600
Everlast 80s
GoFab CNC 4'x8' Plasma Table

Jon
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by Jon » Sun May 03, 2020 10:15 pm

Is there a special version of sheet cam you’re using? Have you tried it on the news 3.18 yet? I had problems with the old version updated a couple times it just wouldn’t work. Then I install the new version it’s working well but the peers points are always in a bad spot.

chademling94
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by chademling94 » Mon May 04, 2020 4:56 pm

No special version, I am on the old software. And you should be able to move the pierce points to wherever you want them in sheetcam?
KROOKED IRON FAB & STEEL
CHAD EMLING
Millermatic 252
Synchrowave 210
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
Grizzly G0757Z H/V Mill
Grizzly G0765 Lathe
Ellis 1600
Everlast 80s
GoFab CNC 4'x8' Plasma Table

Cowley62
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Re: Sheetcam is awesome!

Post by Cowley62 » Wed May 06, 2020 11:53 pm

Anyone using sheetcam with 3.18. And is there a post processor for GoFab for 3.18


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