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311  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.
312  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.
313  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.
314  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
315  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.
316  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Metric thread on inch machine? on: July 15, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
This is going to cut from the bottom of the cut upward. Hence the rapid move to Z -.5

then it move in to the right cutting depth (X 1.375) This is 1" for the minor dia or 2" and .375 for half the .75 cutter dia.

The cut above 0 is caused by the Rapid height box- you must have 2" in that.

I think the wizard would be better if it had a top of cut box, Now it cuts until it reaches the rapid height value.

I will see about fixing that.
317  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Editing the Header in Post on: July 05, 2011, 06:21:56 AM
The NFS wizards are protected by a password so users cannot change them. If they could make changes it would be impossible to support them.

Mach has a setting for spindle delay on starrt up- see the spindle tab of the ports and pins

318  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NEWFANGLED SOLUTIONS SOFTWARE - LATEST VERSION on: June 20, 2011, 07:27:36 PM
Whenever I make a change to the NFS wizards I will place the new version here. It will be in the form of a zip file with the name Newfangled### where the ### will be the latest version number.

To install this you simply download the zip file, and un-zip it into your C:\Mach3\Addons folder.

The normal unzip will leave this with the ### Part. If you want to keep an old version around you can leave it this way, just select it from the wizard menu. More likely you will want to delete the old folder C:\Mach3\Addons\Newfangled then rename to the new one to remove the ###
319  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Write Wizard - No code output on: June 20, 2011, 07:09:24 PM
Lets get this clear- the text Write wizard is NOT part of NFS, so it needs no license, and has no support. The most common issues are failing to generate code, but that is not related to a NFS license.

It is a very complicated wizard and needs a big set of custom macros to work- I have not studied it a lot, but I think there is a macro for each letter. See the first few replies to this topic about coping the macros if you use a custom profile.

The other problem that gets people is the use of an onscreen ENTER button that is required to cause it to add the code.

Someday i need to dig into that wizard and see how it works. But I use the free DeskEngrave text to gcode program, and it works great
320  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Calling an outside wizzard. on: June 20, 2011, 06:46:38 PM
I dont see any way to have the wizards call another wizard in such a modular way.

The problem I ran into in adding functions is the tightly designed screen graphics- that already shows a bit on the main screen where a couple of the later functions have different graphic styles, and are kind of squezed into place.

I am not opposed to adding other features into the main set if there is enough demand for it

With some of the new features promised for V4 it would be possible to do a wizard set like NFS, but with lots more future expansion possibilities. Brian and I have talked about this a lot, and many of the changes to the V4 wizard calling are because of these discussions, and similar topics with the MachStd Mill set. We will see how much can be done.
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