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131  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Write Wizard- any way of keepingit open on: September 24, 2013, 06:30:09 AM
The new Mach4 Mill wizard runs as a standalone program. You can open it in one window while Mach3 is open in another window. You can use the wizard to generate code, save it to a file, then switch to the mach3 window and load the file. The Mill wizard will remain open and you can simply click its window and run again. This can work for any function, and you could even have a more complicated job with multiple operations, then just edit one operation and click save again.

To be clear there are 3 sets of wizards:

for mach3 there are some free, user submitted wizards, of which Write is one, which are not supported.

There is the Newfangled Addons for Mill for mach3 which are extra cost, and are supported.

Now there is the new Mill Wizard for Mach4, which costs $75, runs as a standalone program, and is supported.
132  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Wizard Safety Code BLOCK on: September 15, 2013, 11:22:38 AM
The new job dialog has a place where users can insert any startup code they want. I dont want to force to much on the users, but I agree we ought to include anything that matters to our wizard generated code.
133  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: September 08, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
Changed circle cut so that on inside cut, if the tool dia is>= 1/2 of circle dia it will do a lead out cut on the final pass.

This works because if the tool is that large it will be clearing out the entire circle, and a leadout will improve surface finish.
134  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: September 02, 2013, 10:10:31 AM
Yes, NFS Mill is a total new program. It is done in C++, the Addons were done in VB. We changed the whole process of generating code so nothing of the old VB code was included.

I will look at the old code to see if it helps improve the new.
135  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: September 02, 2013, 09:13:49 AM
It certainly was not planned to do that. I think I will just have to change the validate code to not allow rectangles that are to small for the code we use. Something will be done in the next release.
136  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can't figure it out! on: September 01, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
The display in the wizard uses a fixed toolpath display and interpreter. The user has no control over its setting, at least at the present time. So this job should display correctly in the wizard, but could have a problem when loaded on mach3, depending on the IJ mode setting.

I agree the wizard should set G91.1 in its init code.

Another note on this job- the clearance height seems to be set a lot higher than needed. Note the long spiral ramp in air above the part Change Clearance in the new job screen to something close to the work, like maybe .050.
137  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can't figure it out! on: August 30, 2013, 05:08:06 PM
The wizard generates circular ramps down into the work, then does an arc in and arc out so the parts gets the best finish possible. It also does round corners if a corner radius is specified.

The circles should not cut into the finished part.

Please post the job file here so I can see exactly what you are doing.
138  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: August 30, 2013, 10:16:04 AM
Are you sure it will cut outside the box? remember what you see in the toolpath is the center line of the tool path

Put up a job file and I will make some tests.
139  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: August 30, 2013, 06:47:53 AM
Ok, I have fixed the circle cut withlead outs. Now it just spirals down, then does a straight Z up move

Brian cant get this on the web in the usual place for a couple days, so I am attaching it to this topic. I will delete it when Brian puts the next version on the web.

removed installer, look below for 1.0.13
140  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Addition to wizards on: August 27, 2013, 01:25:37 PM
yep, thats on the list, and should have been done by now. Actually, it will be a polygon op, any number of sides. It will be a cutout operation, not a full pocket. It will be like circle or rectangle, cut inside, outside or on the line.

Now that we are getting to the end of summer, and boating, I hope to be back to coding
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