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281  Tangent Corner / Polls / Depth of cut strategy on: August 31, 2012, 06:51:34 AM
I am working on the Newfangled wizards for Mach4. I have some mixed views from the early testers about the preferred depth of cut strategy.

The user will enter a total depth of cut and a step cut amount.
 If the values result in an integer number of cuts use them- for example if the request is for .5 total cut and cuts of .1 then 5 steps of .1 will be used.

 The problem is if the values don't make an integer number of cuts- for example, request .5 total in steps of .2.

Option 1) use the requested values and let the last cut be smaller- in the example make 2 cuts of .2 then the last cut of .1

Option 2) calculate a value so that all the cuts are the same, but less than the requested increment.

282  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: August 29, 2012, 05:38:04 PM
no, not that I am aware of.

It is interesting that through most of the development of the turn wizards I planned to make them a screen set instead of a wizard. That way they would come up directly with mach. At the end we decided to go to a wizard format for reasons related to the license and distribution.
283  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: August 18, 2012, 08:14:00 PM
Im looking for a 'round to it' I have been working a lot on the new mach4 mill wizards, getting close to done now. I will get it, hopefully soon.
284  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: July 18, 2012, 06:08:01 AM
OK, Ill try to get Brian to look at it. There is really nothing unusual about the NFSturn wizard that should trigger an error.
285  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: July 18, 2012, 05:58:39 AM
That is an internal Mach error, not a wizard error. Does it happen every time you try to start the wizard? Does it happen when starting any other wizard?

How about if you start the machine with a mill profile and try to start a wizard?
286  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: July 17, 2012, 06:33:18 AM
The folder structure should be  as follows.

TurnAddons
    NFSturn
        Bitmaps
          (many bit map files)
        ChangeLog.txt
        GcodeEnd.tap
        GcodeStart.tap
        Init.m1s
        NFSturn.set
        NFSturn.set.def
        Threads.txt

If this doesnt help please tell me what the error message says is missing.
287  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: July 07, 2012, 11:47:10 AM
I have fixed a couple issues, see topic 1 for the new zip file
288  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: July 07, 2012, 11:33:19 AM
yes, the 1 sec dwell is built in to the program. I dont like to add to many DROs since it makes the input screens more complicated.

I dont see the problem with Zend values. Can yu give me an example?
289  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEW!! Drill Wizard on: July 03, 2012, 08:05:12 AM
I have now fixed the wizard to remove use of the #Expand so it will run with older version of Mach.

See topic #1 for the zip file.

290  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEW!! Drill Wizard on: June 14, 2012, 02:09:42 PM
The drillwiz makes heavy use of the #expand function that was added to Mach in V3.043.036. Unfortunately it would be very hard to change the code since #expand is used 2 or 3 times in each button script. The only way to run it is on a later Mach.

I understand why Tormach supports only specific versions, and they follow well behind the latest Mach, but it does make it difficult when improvements are released. If you want to run the drillwizz you will have to run the later Mach.

I did make the screen oversize and the bottom of the buttons can fall off the edge.

EDIT!
OK, I have fixed the screen size and the ZeroX button label, new version on reply 1 above.
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