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281  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Win a KX1 mill at Cabin fever Expo (and meet Brian Barker) on: November 14, 2011, 01:24:26 PM
Its time to start thinking about Cabin Fever Expo, January 13-15, 2012 See http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/

This year we will be doing another seminar, with a raffle to win a KX1 milling machine from Little Machine Shop http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3501&category=1241045623

The seminar is titled "CNC for the model Engineer, from art to part" We will show you how to take a part drawing from a printed article or book, plan the work holding, develop the Gcode needed to run the part, then setup the mill and run the part. We will show several examples, running each one right to making the parts. We will be using Cut2D from Vectric as well as the Mach wizards to make the parts.

The Seminar will be conducted by Ron Ginger and Brian Barker.

Seating is limited to fit the classroom, so everyone will have a good view of the work, and a good chance at winning. Ticket sales are by Little Machine Shop, so visit their web for the details. Tickets are $60, with $10 of that for admission to the Expo, so with one ticket you are good for the seminar, the auction and 2 days to see the expo. Last year tickets sold out well before the seminar, so if you want to be there get your ticket early.

This year Tormach has added a great second prize of $750 worth of Tormach Quick Change tooling. Additionally there will be copies of Mach3 and Cut2d. You do not have to be present to win, so if you are simply a gambling man you can have a chance to win a mill worth over $4000 for a $60 ticket. But you would miss the Ron and Brian Show :-)

Cabin Fever Expo is always a great event, the seminar is a nice addition to let you learn something and maybe win a great prize. Someone is going home with a KX1 milling machine, complete with a Tormach PC.

282  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 12, 2011, 11:40:18 AM
V.004 is now up. Fixed DROs, tool change to do safe move before tool change and edit button works on Run screen
283  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 12, 2011, 08:30:23 AM
You are correct on the tool change, I  will fix that.

Ive got to think about the negative values. Ive got to fix the DROs that wont allow negative values, I guess I better make all of them allow negative.
284  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: thread mill only generates half the cut on od threading on: November 11, 2011, 08:21:33 PM
Can you tell me the parameters you used, or even better post a screen capture of the page. My guess is you have entered a parameter tomake the thread length less than the pitch, but Im only guessing
285  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: November 11, 2011, 04:40:58 PM
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While in run mode, when toggling the "edit" button note pad ( or any other editor) does not come up.

However, it does rewind the program and start the program and the machine!

OK, I found that one, its fixed in the next release.

thanks
286  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
287  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
288  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.
289  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.
290  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
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