QtPlasmac deselects material profile?
More precisely, I can select a material, say 2, do the single cut and it cuts with material 2 parameters so that is all good. But when the cut is done, I find that material 0 has become selected. So the next time the cut is done with the wrong (at least wrong in my mind) parameters.
Is this how it is supposed to be? I would prefer the selected material to continue to be selected.
Yes and no. At the end of a single cut, it calls the method to clear the file (as if you had clicked FILE CLEAR). Part of file clear is to set the material selectors back to zero. So it is by design but it doesn’t have to be, I can also see your point/frustration.
There’s two options for changing it:
1. Don’t change materials if the last program ran was a single cut.
2. Don’t ever change materials on a file clear (whether clicked by the user, or called internally).
My original plan for file clear as a clickable button was to reset the works back to “default”, and clear anything the gcode file had set, so I think I lean towards #1. But I’m also open to suggestion.
on my machine all the material size has been set from 1mm to 10mm. so what I do is use Sheetcam to generate a gcode and go to QtPlasmaC parameters to change to any size I want to cut but now if I select the material size I want to cut it select and change it when cutting after cutting it comes back to my selected material which is not the way it should be I have been using this method for 2 years.
I'm not sure I'm following your work flow. In both posts, it seems to me like you save a material, but have a temporary material in the file you are trying to cut. You are selecting the saved material, but when you run it changes to the temporary material? If so, then that is the correct behavior.
Or are you saying that at the end of the cut file, you want the temporary material to remain selected?
Is it possible for you to post the file you are cutting that displays this behavior? It may also be helpful if you post your material file as well. These might help in understanding your work flow.
I was doing a number of "Singel cut"s and every other time the wrong material was chosen and it all went wrong. Eventually I remembered to switch back to Material 2 most of the times.
At least it won't revert to the default after a single cut any more. That's some progress, and will address some of the annoyance. Thanks for that much!