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101  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Wizard does not recognise License on: June 08, 2013, 07:21:29 AM
Where you put the license file that was sent to you is unimportant. Put it anywhere you will not loose it. I keep a 'License' folder in MyDocuments where I put a copy of all my license files.

When you run the load license button on the about screen it will read the file it is pointed to and place the string it needs into the .ini file

If that doesn't work then all I can guess is the original license file has been corrupted, so having Scott verify wold be a good check.
102  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Wizard does not recognise License on: June 07, 2013, 08:18:55 AM
Changing the version should not affect the license, unless you do an Uninstall first.

When the About box opens it tests to see if a valid license exists. If you click the 'Load License File' button it attempts to load a file, but that doesn't re-check the license. It is necessary to exit from the About box, then re-open it so the license check can be made. If it still says demo it means the license file was not valid.

The license is stored in the NfsMill.ini file which is in your application data folder. That is C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Wizards\Mill.  That file must be there, and not be set to read only. The installer tests to see if it exists, and does not replace it when you install.

Did you uninstall first?
Did you make some hardware change that might invalidate your license?
103  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Pointer to current version on: June 04, 2013, 09:06:27 PM
Ok, I think I have a fix.

Use the attached .zip file, expand it to NfsMill.exe and replace your current .exe. This will still show the same version number

let me know how it goes.
104  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Pointer to current version on: June 04, 2013, 12:15:26 PM
Thanks for the note about the new features.

Ok, I can repeat that Tool Strategy problem. Ill get on it.
105  Third party software and hardware support forums. / SmoothStepper USB / Charge Pump problems on: May 29, 2013, 08:47:01 PM
I am trying to set up a  Syil M4 machine. Its BOB requires a charge pump, but its on pin 9. If I run with the parallel port it works fine, but if I insert the USB SS it will not run.

Is there a problem with using pin 9?

Anyone have a Syil M4 working?
106  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Pointer to current version on: May 24, 2013, 11:45:15 AM
Brett beat me to it.

Yes a new version is up and it has several changes.

I have added an operation for User Entered Gcode. This will let you insert any gcode, anywhere in the program between operations. This might be useful to enter comments to document setups, or material or whatever you need. Any Gcode you enter will be displayed in the toolpath if it generates moves.

I added an operation called Tool Strategy.  There are times when you want to change tool parameters, but not make a tool change- like changing feed rate, or spindle RPM, or ramp angle.

Brian changed the circle cut routine to generate spirals instead of the previous zig-zag cut. Now the tool will just keep making circles, ramping down over whatever arc length is needed to meet the ramp spec.

I changed the rectangle routine to do helical ramps down to step depth, then an arc lead-in and arc lead-out. It now has a groove option that uses teh zig-zag ramp into the work, but cuts only a grove.

Brian fixed a bug in the toolpath screen that didnt handle metric G73 correctly. This one in some systems could cause a crash.

A few other clean up kind of fixes were made.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
107  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Errors and Crashing on XP on: May 23, 2013, 03:44:10 PM
OK, Brian was quick. It looks like we have a fix.

I will attach a zip file to this message. Unzip this into C:\Program Files\Wizards\Mill It shuold ask if you want to replace the current file, you do.

Your old desktop icon will now point to this new version.

Besides the fix for metric drill cycles, there are two new operations added- a User Gcode entry and a Tool Strategy change. There are also improvements to the g code generation.

This will serve as a test version, I hope a few people see this and try it out. I should be ready to make it a proper install kit in a few more days.

EDIT- removed the file, the full installer has been placed on the web. See  http://www.machsupport.com/downloads.php
108  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Errors and Crashing on XP on: May 23, 2013, 12:40:32 PM
That is related to to the known bug in the toolpath handling G73 in metric mode. It draws the line for the hole probably without scaling for metric, so it comes out real long. On some systems it draws Ok, just way to long. On some video cards with smaller buffers it blows up. Brian is working on it

We are about ready to post a new release with several features. We will wait  until the toolpath is fixed to release it.

109  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Errors and Crashing on XP on: May 23, 2013, 06:27:58 AM
Ok, that crashed on my system too, so I have something to look at.
110  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: New Tool Table Save Error on: May 15, 2013, 05:30:45 PM
I cannot repeat this. Did you do it as the first operation, or did you start a job first? Did you instal it with all the defaults, or did you change some file location?

Is this repeatable on your system?
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