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21  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Mach3 Turn wizard metric threading on: February 21, 2015, 07:23:33 AM
The NfsTurn wizard handles either metric or imperial threads. The threads.txt file can have either units for the various diameters- they are just numbers in the gcode, as long as you are consistent, all metric or all imperial.The TPI or pitch is handled by the program- if you fill in either number it will calculate the one it needs for the code.

So you could actually mix the threads.txt file and have some entries in each units. The idea is to make the table most useful to the sizes you normally use.
22  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 07:27:19 PM
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Why do you think in the NFS wizard the Z start is ~1.5 inches to the negative with Z start set at 0 and in the other wizard the Z starts at 0 with the Z start set to 0?
Can you see that in the tool path window?  Every time I go to run the program it retreats in Z- and hits the limit switch.  Well into my part, not at the face?

Wait a minute- which way do you have Z moving? A positive Z move is toward the tailstock. Moves into the work are in Z negative direction. That is the established G code convention. Note the wizards safe Z move is to Z 1.5 (positive). That is toward the tailstock, away from the work.
23  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 05:53:23 PM
Read the comments in the gcode- they detail all the inputs you made. Here is the tool change part:
Code:
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T101
M3 S 2400
G01 F 10
Note it moves first to Z 1.5, should be safe to move z first, then it moves to x1,

Next it starts the turning operation:
Code:
(***Turning***)
(Xstart= 1.131 Xend= 0.881 Xcut= 0.015)
(Zstart= 0 Zend= -1)
(will make 15 cuts of 0.015)

I see here I was wrong about the Xstart in my earlier  post. You specified an Xstart of 1.131.  in the code its

Code:
G00 X 1.116
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 1)
G01 X 1.116
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.216
G00 Z 0

The move is to X 1.116, which is .015 less than Xstart. The cut moves to Z-1, backs off the cut by 0..1, X 1.216, then returns to Z0 for the next pass. All this code looks fine, no strange moves outside the cut range specified. The last pass is:

Code:
(Last pass)
G01 X 0.881
G01 Z -1
G00 X 0.991
G00 X 1.131 Z 0
(***File Ended***)

So it looks to me like this is well behaved code doing exactly what you entered.

Ah, I just re-read your post

How are you setting your DROs? did you take a cut, measure the actual size and enter that to the X dro? It sounds like the machine is not referenced to the part.
24  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 02:54:45 PM
Because you set Safe Z to 1.5 on the tool select screen. Its on the lower right side of the tool select screen.
25  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 01:28:18 PM
The NfsTurn wizard uses the terms Start and End to indicate the first and last cut to make. So entering the Xstart value will determine the first cut made and Xend will be the finish size. I first had Xstart to be the stock size, but that confused people so I made it to be the first cut. I dont know what the other wizard does.

It looks like the other wizard stops Z a cut distance away form the  final size, then makes a final pass. There are lots of different strategies to use in making a wizard, I guess we each pick one and do it that way.

The 008.zip file is the latest, I guess I forgot to update the version number in the code.
26  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: adding a ne button to my page on: February 10, 2015, 04:10:53 PM
The mach screen designer will let you add any button to any screen. If the button is on one of the Newfangled wizard screens it will be locked to code editing.

If it is to show the H number you dont want a button, you want a DRO.

There are two screen designers, Machscreen is my favorite. Get it from http://www.kd-dietz.com/klausphp/pages/eng/machscreen/description/ms_description.html
27  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard install problem on: February 01, 2015, 07:35:22 AM
Sorry I have not answered this sooner.

I think it is the Microsoft redistributable package. see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29 for the download for 32bit systems.

28  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Mill wizard on: January 13, 2015, 09:59:54 PM
Unless you are mixing units and programming the wizard in mm on a machine setup in inches it is simply not possible for the wizard to make a longer move. The wizard simply writes gcode. Use the MDI bar and enter a move, like G1 z1 and see if Z moves exactly 1 inch.
29  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Using the tooltable option on: January 13, 2015, 07:37:12 PM
Have you installed mach3 in a folder other than C:\Mach3 ? I use that test to weed out the Tormach version.

Otherwise I cannot explain why it does not read the description. I simply have access to a mach3 system call that reads the tool table and the wizard can only display what it gets.
30  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Using the tooltable option on: January 13, 2015, 04:11:57 PM
The wizard uses a call that returns the tool description field from the tool table. You need to edit the tool table from the mach Config ->ToolTable menu.

If you are running a Tormach system they make a change to the tool table so I cannot get the description in a wizard.
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