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141  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Slot cuting wizard by Brian/Kran on: March 30, 2014, 08:32:49 AM
Ok, the wizards that come bundled, and free, are user written unsupported wizards. It is a bit confusing that Brian Barker was listed as author, but those were done while he was still just a mach user working at U Maine.

The Newfangled Suite was written by Brian and he sold them for $50 using the company name Newfangled. These wizards run as VB scripts and screen sets under mach3. They are included in the mach3 installer, and will run in demo mode without a license. You can run them and see how they work, but they wont save the gcode unless you have the license.

The Mill Wizards is a new package, aimed at  the new Mach4. They are written in c++ and are fully standalone programs. They can run on any PC without mach. They have a demo mode that wont save gcode.

Both of the paid set of wizards let you build up a full part by doing individual operations. In your motor mount part you could run the slot operation 4 times, positioning each slot at the correct location, then get out one gode file that was the entire part. The free wizards are each independent programs, they will generate the code for one operation, like a slot, but you then have to save that and do the next step as a complete new job.

So, does that help to understand the world of wizards?
142  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Slot cuting wizard by Brian/Kran on: March 30, 2014, 07:25:05 AM
First, please confirm exactly which wizard you are using. Is it part of the Newfangled Suite, or the new Mill Wizard, or one of the unsupported wizards that come with mach3? Since they are all very different it is hard to answer a question without knowing which one we are talking about.
143  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can someone please explain tool diameter + 2 x Corner radius. error on: March 14, 2014, 06:33:39 AM
The problem is your corner radius makes the end of the rectangle to be exactly round. The way it generates code there must be at least a short straight segment between the corners. Make the corner R just 1 thou less and it will work, with a 1 thou straight segment between them. I bet you cant see the straight segment.
144  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: March 10, 2014, 12:07:42 PM
The first reply to this topic holds the latest version s a .zip file

I have not made any changes in some time, but I nearly have my lathe running again after tearing it apart to add an Ethernet smoothstepper. I have a number of ideas for improvement that I hope to work on soon. I am also looking at converting this to a mach4 lua wizard, which is why I need the ESS.
145  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: March 02, 2014, 10:15:45 PM
The included thread table is just a short sample. You are expected to edit the table- a simple text file- to contain the threads you use. Both metric and english should work. There is a help file with details.
146  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter on: February 21, 2014, 08:02:06 PM
See if the Keyway slot does a better job for you. It does have fully rounded ends, and it will do a .500 wide with a .250 tool. It uses a ramp in start on a straight line down the center of the slot.
147  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Thread Milling on: February 21, 2014, 03:47:59 PM
Ill add it to my list, seems like good ideas.
148  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter on: February 21, 2014, 03:47:08 PM
Actually the issue is the circular ramp in which we set to be a ramp of radius equal to tool diameter. I am not really sure how we arrived at that number, but Brian picked it and it works cleanly. I suppose the code could check to see if a plunge cut is requested then allow the smaaller pocket.
149  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangular pocket vs cutter diameter on: February 20, 2014, 03:24:19 PM
No, it is that way by design. You cannot cut a clean pocket if the tool is exactly twice the pocket, At least not with the toolpath I use.

Either ask for a .501 pocket, or tell it the mill is .249
150  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Basic input function on: February 14, 2014, 03:50:36 PM
Ok, that did it. Latest versions of mach and pokeys, my panel works fine now.

Thanks for all the help.
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