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141  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Whoops: Parameters not working on: March 04, 2013, 09:12:51 PM
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I just looked at your job file and it shows Ztop 0.000 for both operations Huh??

yes, that was the problem. Ztop was not being saved in the job file, and it was not being passed to the gcode generator.  The same thing was happening to all 4 hole operations.

There is a bit of a problem on those ops. The Drill cycles do not have a parameter for Ztop, they always start at Z=0 Only the circle and circle pocket can have a non zero top.
142  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Whoops: Parameters not working on: March 04, 2013, 07:09:36 PM
Ok, I just found a bug. We added Ztop but forgot to add it to the Job string. Its in the internal data struct but not fully added to the code.

thanks

Ok, that was an easy fix. Brian will be updating the installer file tomorrow.

I checked and it was wrong on all 4 hole operations.. All fixed now
143  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: 4th axis toolpath ? on: March 04, 2013, 07:12:18 AM
The toolpath is Brians department. It is the same code as used in the Mach4 product, so when its ready I assume he will move it into the wizard.
144  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEWFANGLED SOLUTIONS SOFTWARE - LATEST VERSION on: March 03, 2013, 09:47:08 PM
Gear cutting uses a subroutine called index.tap which is in the subroutines folder. The Y moves are in the subroutine.

The basic motion is to set Y to the first cut depth, advance the cutter in the X direction, then backup to the xstart position. Then the subroutine advances Y one step depth and the X move repeats. When Y has made all the steps to full cut depth the cutter is rotated one tooth and the cycle repeats.

145  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Slotting Through Wizard on: March 03, 2013, 12:14:54 PM
I do not understand which wizard you are referring to. I suspect it must be one of the user submitted wizards, which are not part of the Newfangled set and are not supported. If you can better identify which wizard I may be able to help.
146  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Parameter Discussion on: March 02, 2013, 10:06:20 PM
I just made a part that took 9 operations, including rough cuts and finish passes of 3 features, and I was thinking about the idea of a user defined name associated with the operation. I had not though about the tool change showing the diameter, but that is nice.

These are not likely to be added in the short term, but I will add this to my 'someday' list
147  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Odd Graphics on: February 28, 2013, 10:34:27 AM
I found the chip load being zero problem. A mistake in the material table over using the feed over ride value to be 1 or 100. The correct use is to have the table entry a 1 if you mean 100%. The chip load calculation was doing a divide by 100, making the chip load smaller than a 4 decimal number.

Anyway, its fixed in the code.

That leads to how we will update this wizard. I do not want to make a new install kit for every single bug, so we will wait for a few fixes then do a new release.
148  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Parameter Discussion on: February 28, 2013, 08:26:35 AM
Ah, I just read your note closer, you are looking at the video. The code has changed a good deal since then, and I think we have it consistent now

Load the code and see if that is better.
149  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Odd Graphics on: February 27, 2013, 08:57:28 PM
Yeah, several strange things here. I think the long Z values are a toolpath bug, the code has the -10 as specified. I will have to get Brian to look at that.

The funny tool chip loads is something I have seen, but cannot nail down the conditions under which it happens.

I  like the job file for debugging purposes.

Ill work on this one, back later.

I see the material file in the installer is an old one- its missing the %override values, and shifts in some other fields in their place. I saved the gcode and looked at the tool path in mach3 and it looks OK, so Im sure we have a toolpath bug in the wizard.
150  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Wizard does not recognise License on: February 27, 2013, 04:12:00 PM
Ok, I have XP and use firefox, so I have some trouble following your problem. I tried google chrome and it seems to pick its own choice of where to download an exe file. If you just click on it in the browser you cant choose the run as admin option.

You will have to find where google saveed your download. Then using the windows explorer, find that file, right click on it and choose the run as Admin option.

Sorry its so tough, I hate it when browsers make choices for you and hide stuff like this.
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