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21  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Mill wizard on: January 13, 2015, 03:54:39 PM
Have you tested the calibration of your machine? When you command a Z move does the machine really move that amount?

The wizard simply generates gode moves, it cannot effect how mach executes that code.
22  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: January 11, 2015, 07:28:36 PM
First look at the setting in the general config- do you have it set for automatic tool change? Then look at the M6 macros in your macro folder under your profile name. Also it looks like you entered on 1 in the tool number- for turn operations the tool number must be in the form of 0101 which is the tool number and the offset number to use. When you enter the number in the DRO it will only show as 101, VB likes to wipe off the leading zero.
23  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB. on: January 10, 2015, 12:50:24 PM
I will check it out, thanks
24  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB. on: January 10, 2015, 11:58:08 AM
I don't think thats a glitch. I believe the X icon is a direct window command and windows blows the program away without giving it a chance to clean up. Thats why apps have an Exit button. Behind it I can have code to do anything I need to do.
25  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB. on: January 08, 2015, 09:13:10 PM
Hey, it asked "are you sure" on exit, how much more an I do? Smiley
26  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: asking about mach3 programming on: January 04, 2015, 09:09:30 PM
Brains, plug ins and script are all ways to enhance or expand mach3 to run on more complex machines. If you are new to cnc you likely do not need to use any of these, at least for a while.

To generate gcode to run mach3 to make a part can be done with wizards or CAM software. Some common CAM software is sheetcam, cambam, cut2d or other vectric products.
27  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Gcode on Circle, Arc and feed rate errors on: January 04, 2015, 05:47:30 PM
The latest version on the web is 1.0.17 I think it has most of the feed rate fixes except for keyslot. That has been fixed in the code but that version is not on the net yet.
28  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Newst version of NFW ? on: January 04, 2015, 02:24:56 PM
Yeah, me to. I had it ready, but then Brian rejected the interface. He wanted it easier to use at the machine and on a touch panel. I am near done and have been working on it a lot for the last couple days and will continue. Maybe a test version out in a week.

I'm working on a polyline operation. It lets you enter a list of lines and arcs and can cut the outline or do a full pocketing of any shape. It works nice and should be very useful.

'real soon now'
29  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Question from a novice on: January 04, 2015, 08:02:35 AM
There are two videos on how to use the wizards on youtube. They are a bit old, there are now more operations in the current version, but they do show how to operate the wizards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4rbD6C17o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D70-ViinAjY

Note that these will show how to use the wizards to generate gcode, but will not show you how to use the resulting gcode on a mill.
30  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / CNC Workshop 2015 on: January 01, 2015, 09:34:27 PM
The CNC workshop will return in June of 2015. This is the continuation of the event started more than 10 years ago by Roland Friestad, then later run by DIGITAL MACHINIST magazine.

This year the workshop will be held at the TechShop in Allen Park Michigan, between Detroit and Ann Arbor. the location is very convenient to the Detroit area, the Detroit airport, and just across the road from the Henry Ford Museum. The workshop will run between June 15 and 20, with the main session opening Wednesday morning, June 17.

This year the format will be similar to the past years- we will have 3 days of continuous seminars about CNC aimed at the home shop user. We have classrooms ranging from a tiered auditorium for over 150 people to small conference rooms. We will have an area for commercial vendors to show their products, and an area for individuals to exhibit their projects.

We are now seeking people that want to present a seminar session, or exhibit their project. Speakers and exhibitors will receive a discount on the registration fee.

TechShop has setup a web form to collect input at http://tinyurl.com/techshopcncworkshop. Please use the form to get your name on the list for further information and to let us know what you are willing to present, or what you would like to hear about.

An added feature this year will be 2 days reserved for special, in-depth training session. TechShop will be offering selected training on using various machines, and we may have vendor specific training. These sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday before the main Workshop sessions begin. There may be an additional charge for these sessions. Please let us know on the information form of your interest in any in-depth training.

A build class, based on the micro mill from LittleMachineShop.com and led by Weston Bye will be included. This session is limited to 12 people, so if you are interested in building your own CNC mill please let us know quickly.

Registration will open about February 1. Please use the information form to get your name on the list and to tell us what you would like to see and hear at the workshop.

I hope we can make this years workshop even better than those of the previous years. Please let us know of your interest so we can plan the best workshop ever.
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