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141  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: New user, confused by feed and plunge rates on: January 02, 2014, 11:07:22 AM
Ok, looks like a bug when you do a plunge cut instead of a ramp into the work. If you change the ramp angle on the tool settings to something like 5 it all works fine.

I will have to find this one and fix it and make a new release. That will take at least a few days.

I notice you are using Rapid Height and Clearance as the same value. Do you understand that Rapid is the height above all clamps where rapid moves are allowed. Clearance is the height that a plunge will stop moving at rapid speed and switch to plunge rate. It is also the height to raise the tool between passes. Using the same value is OK, just not using one of the wizard features.
142  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: New user, confused by feed and plunge rates on: January 02, 2014, 08:15:19 AM
Please save and post here a job file, that way I can see exactly what entries you made.
143  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Remove 'tool change' bug on: December 03, 2013, 09:02:53 PM
I guess all I can say is thats how we programmed it. A job must start with a Job command because to do the Tool Select requires info off the job setup- like material. The second op must be a tool, because you cannot handle a third op without a tool. I guess there are cases where you might move a tool into the second place, but it would get hard to test all the conditions that worked.

So, I guess on this one I just have to say "thats the way it is, get used to it" Smiley
144  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Remove 'tool change' bug on: December 03, 2013, 05:31:54 PM
Yes, the top tool change is special. Every job must start with a job op, then a tool op. You cant do an y work without a tool. You should be able to edit the first tool, but not delete it of move it. Sorry, that is how it has to be. What would we do in an operation if we had no tool defined?
145  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Arc slot problems on: November 25, 2013, 08:44:08 PM
The problem of locking up on a 90 to 180 arc was reported and fixed a while ago,in V1.0.14 I just checked and Brian has not pushed that version to the web- it is still on 1.0.13  I will send Brian a note to get that updated.

I will check the other cases you describe.
146  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Newfangled Wizards Change Machine Units on: November 19, 2013, 05:00:20 PM
The wizard can generate code in inch or metric units. There is a setting on the first page to select. Be sure it is set to the units you use. The wizard also saves all settings from a session, so if you set it once to metric it will remain that way until you change it.
 
147  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Pointer to current version on: November 18, 2013, 08:44:30 PM
I cant explain the smaller download, I will look but I suspect its just a function of the compression and maybe some graphics in the help files.

The IPC connection for Mach4 is in there, but you have no way to tell or test it. Brian did that and has done some testing with Mach4. It will be there when Mach4 is out.
148  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 09:10:54 PM
Yes, I guess a comment on a line with code is OK. I should have figured that since no one had trouble with that before.
149  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 06:38:20 PM
I have already fixed the code to make the comment on a new line, but it looks like that is not the real problem. It will be harder to be sure no nested parens occurs, but I guess Ill have to do it.
150  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 04:02:45 PM
That line has a comment on it - M06 T13 (Center drill)- I think mach3 objects to comments on the same line as code. You can change the setting in the new job dialog to not show comments, or simply edit that line and add an <enter> key to make the comment appear on a new line. I will fix the program to do that.

On the General Config screen, near the top left of the page is a radio box for tool change- you have 3 choices, Ignore, stop and wait for start, or auto tool changer. You want to set it to stop.

Yes, if you have repeatable tool holders you can set up the tool table so it will automatically set the Z values when you make a tool change. How to do it is more complicated than I can write here, have a look at the mach manual for details. There may also be a video on it.
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