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301  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: tooltable trouble on: September 18, 2011, 08:15:43 PM
I dont think a reinstall is worth while. If you open the tool table on the settings screen do you have values in that table?

Do you have a standard Mach install, into C:\Mach3?

Your tool table is stored in C:|Mach3\Macros\<profilename>\tools.dat Is that file there?

The wizard cannot create a tool table, it canonly read the description anddiameter values from a table that is saved under the Offsetts screen.
302  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: tooltable trouble on: September 15, 2011, 01:53:26 PM
Sorry, I jumped before complete testing.

The tool table works exactly as it should for me. My tool table was empty, so selecting from it showed an empty table. I made a couple entries and it works exactly as it should.

Unless someone has messed with the screen and lost the button code I cannot see anyway the 'select from tool table' button wont at least show a table- it will be empty if your tool table is empty.

303  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: tooltable trouble on: September 15, 2011, 01:23:55 PM
I just tried it, and the dialog box opens to make the choice, but the box is empty. That means the VB call to get the tool table is no longer working. Ill have to talk to Brian about this, he must have broken it in a later version.

Can anyone that has this working tell us a version so we can figure when it broke?

ron

304  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Powerfeed XY wizzard V1.1 on: August 08, 2011, 06:29:38 PM
The wizard works by generating lines of Gcode and executing them. So you are in fact running a program with it, so feed hold needs a start button. I dont recall why I didnt put one on the screen.

You could hit the reset button twice, that will clear the stop and be ready to run again.
305  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Is there any way to have the pocketing ops ramp down rather than directly plunge on: July 24, 2011, 08:39:34 PM
I am sorry to report that I do not understand the ramp angle. Brian wrote that code, and I really hope I never have to dig a bug out of it, because it is strange code.

I believe the ramp angle refers to the slope of the ramp the tool follows down- 90 is a straight plunge, 10 seems to take a long slow ramp, in one circle case it took more than one turn around the circle to get to full cut depth.

Best way to see it is to try a few examples, just changing the ramp angle, then use the preview button to see the code and the tool path.

Dont ask abut Ramp Dist- as far as I can tell it does nothing. Ill try to get Brian to explain it all to me someday.
306  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: G540 and CNC4PC c19 speed controller trouble on: July 21, 2011, 07:45:06 PM
Why use the C19? The G540 has an analog output to drive a VFD. I used the G540 on the MiniMill I did for the CNCworkshop and it was the best speed control I have found.
307  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Is there any way to have the pocketing ops ramp down rather than directly plunge on: July 20, 2011, 01:50:37 PM
I just did some testing of the pockets wizards. If the ramp angle is greater than 90 the rectangular pocket generates  crazy code, with a huge spiral. I will add a test to the number to clip it at 90.

the circular pocket seems to work Ok with big values of the ramp angle, it looks like the program just internally clips that to 90.
308  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Is there any way to have the pocketing ops ramp down rather than directly plunge on: July 20, 2011, 01:26:48 PM
The circular and rectangular pockets in the NFS wizards do have a ramp in function- see the DRO labeled Ramp Angle

There is no setting to cause a fast Z to the surface, it makes the Z move from the rapid height to the cut depth at feed rate. It would be nice to add the fast plunge, its 'on my list' for someday.
309  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Cannot change VB code in V2.86 on: July 16, 2011, 05:16:06 PM
The Vb code in the Newfangled wizards is protected, and always has been. It would not be possible to support the wizards if everyone was free to modify the code.

Sorry, but that is how it has to be.

ron
310  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Metric thread on inch machine? on: July 15, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
This takes a while to get your head around, but if you consider the options of climb or conventional, right hand or left hand, it is necessary to go both bottom to top and top to bottom.  Try changing to conv milling and it will go top to bottom.

I will add the top of cut DRO to my list for the next time I make a release.
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