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131  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.
132  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.
133  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.
134  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
135  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
136  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: August 16, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
Simply complaining its broken is not very useful for support. If you read through this section I have responded and fixed every report of a problem. Give me an explanation of what you think is broken and include a job file that demonstrated it. I will do my best to fix it.

Clearance height is defined to be the height above the work surface, Z=0 on the first pass, where we switch from rapid to feed rate moves. It is also the amount we raise up between passes on pocket cuts. I would set it to about .050", certainly not 2 inches.
137  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: August 15, 2013, 05:39:40 PM
Yes, The lead out would make a full depth cut into new material. Not a good move. Brian made some changes to the circle code after I last looked at it. I will get to him and work on it.

The wizard is based on the idea that a job will consist of more than one operation. It would be a waste of time to move to a tool change position between every operation. We do always make a move up to the Z rapid height as the last move of every op, since that is a place where any Xy move can be made to start the next operation.
138  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Mill Wizard rectangular pocket size on: August 15, 2013, 05:30:20 PM
 I tried to do it from your description and I see a circular ramp down that takes 3/4 of a turn, then a series of moves to clear the rectangle. I see nothing that is D shaped.

Please post a job file that shows the problem so I can see exactly what your conditions are.
139  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: My newfangled Mw liscence file isnt loading on: August 11, 2013, 06:20:19 PM
You should not need to be administrator. Are you using the latest versoin, 1.0.11? Are you using the license for the new mill wizard, not the old NFS addons for mill? After loading the file the about screen will not change, you must close the screen and re-open it to see the change.
140  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Some points on: August 09, 2013, 07:31:08 AM
Sorry, no setting for inside. The link is meant to be like a connecting rod for an engine. I dont see a use for cutting inside one.

Funny, Brian bugs me all the time about link- he thinks no one would use it except a hobby model maker. I like it, and want to add the ability to have the straight lines be tangent to the two circles.
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