Entries by Nace Tomažin

Adding user toolbar buttons in PlanetCNC TNG software

PlanetCNC TNG software offers option of creating and adding custom buttons to software toolbars. Buttons can be added to top, bottom, left sided and right sided toolbars. Custom buttons can execute any feature from File, View, Program, Machine and Help menu. For this tutorial we will create and add buttons to top toolbar of PlanetCNC […]

How to create “Spindle Delay” script file in PlanetCNC TNG software

With PlanetCNC TNG software user can create or customise g-code procedures (e.g. for M3/M5 g-codes, M6 g-code) using script files. Script files are located in PlanetCNC TNG installation folder in scripts folder. If your settings file is named e.g.”MyCNCRouter.settings”, then your corresponding scripts folder should be named MyCNCRouter.scripts. This way you can link multiple script files […]

How to create custom tabs in PlanetCNC TNG software

With PlanetCNC TNG user can create his own custom tabs. Tabs are displayed on main user interface and can include any parameter used by software whether its tool offset value, number of g-code line or absolute position of machine. By default, software will display tabs “Speed” and “IO”. User can create maximum of  5 state files, […]

How to measure work position with movable sensor in PlanetCNC TNG software

1. Reference your machine using Homing procedure(Machine/Home): How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software 2. Connect movable sensor (further in text referenced as sensor) to one of the inputs (Input connector) of controller. 3. In settings select either Sensor 1 or Sensor 2 (File/Settings/Input/Sensors). It doesn’t matter which one you choose. From drop […]

How to measure tool offset using fixed tool sensor in PlanetCNC TNG software

1. Reference your machine using Homing procedure(Machine/Home): How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software 2. Mount your fixed tool sensor(further in text referenced as sensor) on machine table. 3. Connect sensor to one of the inputs (Input connector) of controller. 4. In settings select either Sensor 1 or Sensor 2(File/Settings/Input/Sensors). It doesn’t matter […]

How to set Homing procedure in PlanetCNC TNG software

Homing procedure will reference your machine and set machine work area. 1. First you need to configure these settings: Motor limits(File/Settings/Motors/Limits): Set limitation of movement for each motor. Motor limits tutorial can be found on this link: Motor Limits tutorial Limit switch input configuration(File/Settings/Limit/Limit Switches): Configure limit switch inputs of controller. Limit switch input configuration […]

How to set Motion Limits in PlanetCNC TNG software

To set motion limits of your machine click: File/Settings/Motion-> “Motion Limits” Limit- value sets limitation of machine/effector (tool) movement in negative direction, Limit+ value sets limitation of machine/effector (tool) movement in positive direction for specific axis: With Motion limits values inserted, we set motion limits of machine. If we want machine to stop when limits […]

How to set Motor limits in PlanetCNC TNG software

To set your axis motor limits click: File/Settings/Motors -> “Motor Limits”. Limit- value sets limitation of motor movement in negative direction, Limit+ value sets limitation of motor movement in positive direction: With Motor limits values inserted, we set limits of motors. If we want motors to stop when limits are reached, we must enable them. […]