A plugin that performs the transition of the tool to the trajectory point closest to the current position, or to the beginning of the nearest trajectory. In addition to moving the plugin prepares to start the cut from the point of the trajectory.
Mach3CutStart Plugin Video
The plug-in works exclusively with the Mach3 program and is designed for gas-plasma cutting systems. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the trajectory is processed without taking the Z coordinate into account – so this plug-in is not applicable for milling CNC and other systems where the Z coordinate is important.
Installing and Running the Plugin
To start the plug-in, you need to unpack the contents of the self-extracting archive into the plug-in folder (Usually this is “c: Mach3Plugins”) and after activating the program, activate it.
To activate, select the menu item “Config->Config plugins”.
Then click on the left column in the line Mach3CutStart – MayerAV. In the active state, a green check mark appears in the line.
Then you can either add buttons to your screenset for which you need to define scripts, or call this plugin through your macros.
In order to go to the nearest point of the nearest trajectory, you need to call the method “NotifyPlugin (20750)” in the script. After this call, you must press the “Stop” button before continuing the cutting.
In order to go to the beginning of the nearest trajectory, you need to call the method “NotifyPlugin (20751)” in the script.