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151  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Slotting Through Wizard on: March 05, 2013, 12:56:15 PM
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1) There is no setting for English or Metric Units
2) There is no setting for spindle speed
3) The windows for the numbers are too small and the numbers can get cut off.
4) there ate two settings, wall thickness and the Xo  and Yo that seem to be redundant.

1) You are correct, but just use appropriate numbers and add the G20 or G21 before you run the code.
2) Again, you will have to add that yourself.
3)You must be using metric values. I tried an English sample and the numbers fit ok.
4)Xo and Yo refer to the corner of the stock. The wall thickness lets you cut a slot of less than the whole stock wide.

I tried an example and it seemed to generate good code. Your comment
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When I activate it, the machine seems to wander all over the place.
doesn't tell me enough to understand what you see happening.

These are user submitted, unsupported wizards. Kirin did a lot of them when the wizard capability was first added, but I have not seen his name on the list for a while. Maybe he has other interests now. Kirin did good work, and I'm sure the wizard works, but it certainly could use some additional features.

You can use the screen editor and fix these wizards any way you want to if you are willing to learn how to use the tools.

The Newfangled Set costs $50, but it is much more complete and is supported. There is not exactly a slot through operation but the surface or rectangular pocket would do the job.
152  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Whoops: Parameters not working on: March 05, 2013, 09:05:55 AM
Ok, we already had that in the code R is set as wxT(" R ") + gcFmt(a.Ztop + jobS.Clear)
153  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.
154  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
155  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.
156  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.

157  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.
158  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
159  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.
160  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.
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