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281  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 11, 2011, 02:14:24 PM
I have updated the demo on YouTube to the current screen. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiuQ9dKVzBM
282  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 10, 2011, 07:53:32 AM
Thanks for the advice, I will edit the DROs to be sure I have the Signed bit checked and make them a 4.3 format, at least where it matters- i doubt anyone makes a cut depth of 1000 mm Smiley

I wont be able to work on this for a couple days, I have grandkids coming fro the long weekend and they keep me busy.

Keep the feedback coming, thats how we are going to make this wizard more useful
283  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 09:42:06 PM
I will admit I did a very quick build of the thread table- but the whole point is its a simple text file and I expect users to fill in the table with values they like.

I need some help on from the metric guys- I have most of the DROs set to a 2.3 format. I know 99 inches is Ok for US guys, but is 99 units OK in metric land? Before I go through all the DROs to make sure that negative numbers are allowed Id like to know this, so if I need to use a 3.3 format I can make the changes in one pass.
284  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 03:27:46 PM
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Afraid theres a problem on a few of the operations pages, format string is not allowing a neg value for X and Z on thread,  ID Chamfer, drill and bore pages.


I didnt even know you could do that. I just took a look and see how that happened. Ill fix it. Let me know if anyone finds additional DROs like that.
285  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 02:41:51 PM
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I loaded the Turn Wizard on my system.  When I tried to run the machine I get an message saying I can't run in demo mode.  Did I misread your post saying it would work but I couldn't save the file?  Thanks.
George

The opening screen will say its in Demo mode, but you can use it, just select one of the buttons, probably File to starrt

Note I have updated to V0.03, see the first topic in this thread
286  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 10:36:10 AM
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Cant seem to get the face to post in the file.

Damn, thats a real bug. When I removed the  #Expand stuff so this would be version independent I lost the actual code for doing the face. I dont see how I missed this in my testing, and I made several tests with face.

I have fixed the code, I will wait a few days to see if there are more bugs before I release a new version.

For now Facing operations dont work.

I can add the coolant and spindle direction to the tool page. I want to keep the tool page as it is, I see a tool change as a basic operation. It feels natural to associate things like feed rate, rotation direction, coolant to the tool. That will then apply to all following operations until you select a new tool.

I will get M3 and M7, M8 on the tool page for the next release.
287  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 10:03:51 AM
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Hi Ron, looks real nice.
Will you be adding different feeds and depths of cut for roughing and finish cuts ?

Thanks,
Russ

I want to keep the screens simple, so I didnt add rough and finish cuts. You could do that by just specifying 2 operations, the first to stop short of the final dimension, the second to be the finish cut.

However, I associated feed with the tool, so to change the feed you would need to do another tool operation.

I may have to re-think that. Ill listen to some more feedback and decide what to do.
288  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 09, 2011, 07:21:38 AM
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What version of Mach should one be using with the wizard?
 RICH

I think it should work with just about any version. I originally used some of the new scripting features, like #Expand, but I took all that out just do I wouldnt be version dependent. It makes support a bit harder, but gets out of the version problem.
289  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / NFS Turn Wizard on: November 08, 2011, 05:56:15 PM
I am pleased to announce the Newfangled Solutions NFS Turn package.

NFS turn is a conversational or interactive package. Its aimed at the toolroom kind of lathe work- making things like bolts, bushings, shafts, etc. You choose from a menu of common lathe operations, like turn, face, thread, chamfer, drill,  bore, etc. Each operation presents a simple screen where you fill in the blanks for the operation you want.

A unique feature of NFS turn is the ability to do an immediate operation. When you have filled in the blanks, you have two buttons- "Do IT" and "Add to File". The Do It button will immediately run the operation. Add to File will let you build a complex part composed of many operations.

There is a Youtube video of this wizard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiuQ9dKVzBM

NFS turn operates under the same license as the Mill Addons, so if you already have an NFS license you are good to go. If not see the links above to purchase a license. NFS turn will work in demo mode, but it wont save a file.

To use NFS turn download the zip file, and unzip it into C:\Mach3\Turnaddons

Please post any bugs or questions to this topic of the forum. I also read the Mach Yahpoo group, but I prefer to keep bug issues here on the forum.

EDIT: changed spelling of the title for you Ron Wink

Latest Version
Version 0.08 is now attached.
 
Added a pitch entry on OD Thread for metric users. Both TPI and pitch fields are on the screen- one of them must be 0 (zero)
The threads.txt file no needs a pitch field as the final entry. If you have made a custom threaads.txt file simply add a ',0' to the end
of each line.

Sorry I had to break the thread file, but now it can work for both inch and metric threads

Remember when you unzip the folder the wizard must wind up in Turnaddosn\NFSturn without the version  number

If you have modified your thread table be sure to save it before unziping or you will overwrite your changes

290  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEWFANGLED SOLUTIONS SOFTWARE - LATEST VERSION on: November 08, 2011, 04:43:08 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the improvements. I have tried to make it a better wizard.

You are right on the feed. I looked at the code quickly and see that in a couple of the conditions it adds a Feed to the first G01 move, but it never adds one to the G2 or G3.

Its going to be a problem to fix in a neat way, because all the G2 or 3 moves are inside a loop and if I add Feed it will be added to every G2 or G3 line. There  is nothing wrong with that, it just makes the code look ugly.

I am just finishing a major project in a set of Turn wizards. I'm sure after I release that I'll get a few bugs to track down. But I will get to the thread problem as soon as I can.
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