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141  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: April 17, 2013, 03:16:30 PM
I am not sure if making an edit to the first topic sends a message to guys watching this note, but I put a new version in topic 1 with an update for the metric threads. You now have a DRO to enter both TPI and pitch. One of them must be zero, enter a value in the one you want to use.

I did this in my hotel while traveling between Cabin Fever and NAMES ME shows, so obviously I have not tested it on a real machine, but the code looks correct. I cannot check the feed DRO until I get back to my shop.
142  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing on: April 17, 2013, 06:59:01 AM
There was lots of discussion about the license issue at the Cabin Fever seminars. No one likes it, Brian included. But when you have vendors on Ebay selling CDs that include the mach software and a license key you have to do something. The mac address is about the only thing in a PC that relates to a serial number. Note the license software looks at more than the mac address, but mac is critical.

Note you do not need to have the network connected and working, it simply needs a net interface that has a mac address.

I am afraid this will not change and we will have to get used to it. I will be adding a test and a message box on the About screen that will give a warning when the  PC id comes up blank. That is al I can do.
143  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: AXIS not moving and DRO is incrementing. on: April 16, 2013, 06:04:05 PM
If the DRO changes then mach is outputting pulses. Something in the breakout board or driver is not working.

Since this has nothing to do with a wizard oyu mmight get more help in the general mac topic.
144  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing on: April 15, 2013, 04:20:31 PM
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I did notice that if you select a new tool from the drop down menu, the plunge rate changed to 0.006 and the tool path dosen't work. If change the plunge rate to a whole number (say 10 for example) the tool path display works.

This hit me doing a demo at Cabin fever. You are correct that a small value in plunge will be turned to a zero in the gcode 'pretty up' routines, and that will cause toolpath to fail.

I am looking for why the plunge value turns up so low. I recall fixing a problem in the plunge calculation using the material table overrride value. I suspect something there is causing this. Brian will (eventually) add an error message to the toolpath display when any gcode is bad.

I wont be able to compile a new version until Im home from NAMES on April 23, but I hope I have figured it out by then.
145  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing on: April 14, 2013, 05:51:19 PM
It is clear a blocked mac address will prevent the license code from generating a key. It is not the only factor read, but a critical one.

I will be adding a warning box to pop up if the address is blank.
146  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing on: April 14, 2013, 06:42:47 AM
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The other bug with Mill Wizard is if you select any of the tools from the Select a New Tool Table, the tool path display doesn't work. It will generate the Gcode... just can't see the tool path. Also If there isn't a tool path display... you will also find Mill Wizard sets the feed rate to zero in the Gcode. To fix it you have to manually enter new values (actually any value will work) in the feed rate and plunge boxes.

If the toolpath doesnt display there is a a bug in the gcode. Selecting the toolpath from the table works well with the tables I have tested. Have you made some custom tool table? I would like to see it to figure out what is wrong. I experienced a toolpath failing to display yesterday, in front of a seminar at the Cabin Fever show, obviously not a good time to do any serious debug.

The feedrate to zero indicates the tool selection went wrong, the error check should prevent that.

Im on the road now, the end of Cabin Fever today, then on to Detroit for NAMES next weekend. I can  read the source to look for errors, but cannot compile new code on my laptop. I will try to figure this one out and be ready for a fix when I get home.

There have been few bug reports so far, and they have been fixed, this one will too.
147  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Install issue on: April 13, 2013, 06:08:38 AM
Brian and I talked about these issues last night,, we will continue to discuss it. When I get back to my dev machine I work with the installer package and see what can be done.
148  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing on: April 12, 2013, 09:04:55 PM
I am at Cabin Fever show, where we just finished aa day of CNCn seminar, and intro to Mach4. Everyone seems to like Mach4

I have no idea why the license code field would be blank. Ill talk to Brian about it tomorrow and see if he has anidea.
149  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Gcode on Circle, Arc and feed rate errors on: April 10, 2013, 06:25:01 AM
Brian is having the web site re-worked, and he is  trying to find a way I can update just the wizard installer.

I have attached an exe file to this message. If you download it, unzip it and put the NFS-mill.exe file into the program files folder to replace the current one it ought to work.

If for some reason this fails, just re-run the release installer, it will put everything back.

Sorry I dont have a better way to do this yet. We will, but its going to be a couple weeks. I am leaving today for Cabin Fever and NAMES shows, not back until April 23. I will be following mail and this forum, but will not have access to the dev machine. Brian and the rest of the Mach crew will be leaving tomorrow for Cabin Fever.
150  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC Seminar day at Cabin Fever expo on: April 08, 2013, 08:21:44 PM
Seminar starts at 10:00 with a CamBam session. Brian is on at 1:00, until he runs down, then if its not Saturday Ill do a bit on the wizards.

We will also run a couple shorter seminars on Saturday, schedule TBD
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