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251  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 13, 2011, 05:53:25 PM
OK, lets see if I have this right.

If a rear tool post is setup and used for boring it will always have small negative numbers for Xstart going to larger numbers for Xend. It cant go positive, and it cant be a real small negative number, because a boring bar has to have some diameter. I wont test for a min size, but I will check to see that ABS(Xstart)< ABS(Xend) I will make cuts assuming Xstart is the starting dia/radius and make the first cut at Xstart-Cut

Does this sound right?
252  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 12, 2011, 05:03:44 PM
I found the peck G0s and fixed them in what will be the next release.

Hood, help me with  the rear tool post and negative numbers. What combinations are valid? You suggested "If you start at x=40 and end at x-80 " Is it valid to start at a +ive value and go to -ive?
253  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 12, 2011, 01:35:44 PM
I have a new version, 1.05 that includes the following:


V0.05
change  Xstart-Xend test on bore to be a warning, not an error
changed Turn so Xstart is stock dia, first cut will be Xstart-Xcut
also now will make cuts as specified, with last pass smaller.
Fixed all DRO to allow 4.4 format, shiftedd and aligned to improve layout
Added Single Block button to Run screen


I have some concern about the Bore cycles with negative numbers. I cant quite get my head around that with a rear tool post,so I may be allowing an invalid condition, or it may get into some loop. Be very cautious if you try this.

As always the new version is in the first reply of this topic. Be sure when you unzzip it that it winds up in Turnaddons/NFSturn without a version number.
254  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEW!! Drill Wizard on: December 12, 2011, 01:11:12 PM
I did not have an F word on the Peck Drill, but I did have it on the plunge drill. I have added it to Peck. The new version, 1.02, is at the top of this topic.
255  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEW!! Drill Wizard on: December 11, 2011, 08:31:00 AM
I have fixed the problem of negative number in DROs. The fixed version is in the top reply to this topic. 

Unzip this into Addons, then change the folder name to eliminate the 101 at the end of the file name
256  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 08, 2011, 09:48:26 PM
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I look on the Tool Offset screen and did not see any reference to speed. Where is that specified?

Use the Tool Select in the lower line of buttons. That is the one that creates a Tool select operation to be entered in the program.  The tool offset screen is where you would set up offset in the tool table
257  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 08, 2011, 08:22:06 AM
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What I meant by Single Step is the button called Single in the original Cycle screen.

I guess I left that button off the screens. I can add it in the next revision.

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There you have Plunge rate and Roughing and Finish Feed rate. Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is Plunge rate determines the speed with which the tool plunges in the material along the Z axis while the Feed rate determine the speed of the tool along the X axis.

I didn't do it that way. I make rapid moves until the tool is cutting, then it moves at the feed rate associated with the tool. I didn't want to have to add a feed rate to every cut cycle, and it seemed to me that associating it with the tool made sense.

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One more thing. I cannot jog with the keyboards arrows in either Manual and Run screens, only in Tool Offset, Diag1 and Diag2 screens. Do you have any idea what I could have gone wrong?

Jog only works on screens that have a jog control on them, thats just how mach works. I tried to put a jog control on any screen where you need one. I do not see the need for jog while on an operation screen where you are filing in numbers. The manual and Run screens should have a jog control, and if I have missed it I will add it in the next release.

I have been distracted by some other things, but I want to get a new release out in the next day or two.
258  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: December 06, 2011, 07:56:30 AM
1)I tried to keep the screen simple so I didn't put all the jog controls on the main screen, but the TAB key pops up a full jog window, just like the main mach screen. Or do you mean the single block setting for running programs?

2)I don't understand this. What plunge rate do you mean, on the drill screen?

3)I have never heard of that being a problem. I don't think its possible to have different jog rate. You could use motor tuning to slow the faster axis, but then all your G0 moves would be slower.
259  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEW!! Drill Wizard on: December 05, 2011, 10:06:14 PM
Ok, that one hit me with the Turn wizards- i didnt know you could make DROs positive only, and somehow I clicked that on in the screen designer. Ill have to go through the Drill wiz and fix any I find.

Thanks for the note, Ill have a fix up in a few days.
260  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Win a KX1 mill at Cabin fever Expo (and meet Brian Barker) on: November 28, 2011, 10:09:42 AM
I have just received a new prize to add to the seminar. We will have a brand new Ethernet based smoothstepper, bundled with a Mach3 license, to be the 3rd place prize.

This is like the USB smoothstepper, except using ethernet. That should help in some of the cases where USB had ground loop problems. Ethernet is much more tolerant of noise and ground loops. This unit also has more I/O- essentially 3 parallel ports. That will be great for adding more controls, or maybe big operator control panels.

Tickets are still available, but going fast. Last year we sold out before the show date.
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