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341  Mach Discussion / Machscreen Screen Designer / Image on an Image on: April 02, 2011, 01:47:29 PM
I am working on a new screen set. It has a background image on page 0, obviously to be seen on every page.

In one area I want to place a small image specific to each screen. I created a few jpgs and placed them on the screens.

Two of them work just as expected- the small image appears over the background.

Two others show in Machscreen, but are not visible when Mach runs. All were created the same way, placed in the same way. I tried on one screen placing an image that works fine on another screen, but it wont show.

Any idea what going on? I cant do any layer switch because the images are on different screens.
342  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: No License? on: March 30, 2011, 10:02:07 PM
There are two licenses needed. Mach1Lic.dat is the mach license. It will show up in the help about box.

WizLIc.dat is only for the Newfangled wizards. The help box know nothing about it. If you do not have it you can run the wizards, see the code, but when you return to Mach from the wizard the code is deleted and you get the message in the code window about unlicensed wizard.

Are we talking about the the right license here?
343  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: No License? on: March 30, 2011, 05:27:25 AM
That is going to have to answered by Brian. The wizard has no control over the license, its read by Mach when the wizard exits and the code is replaced by the message.

Ill talk to Brian about it.
344  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: No License? on: March 20, 2011, 08:13:42 PM
Sounds like something is wrong with the license. Are you sure it is correctly named? Windows likes to not display known types, so it might show WizLic without the .dat I saw that once, so I added the .dat, but now the real file name becomes WizLic.dat.dat

If you donyt have a backup of your license file on another machine, then contact support@machsupport.com, they should be able to replace the license.
345  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3 on: March 14, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
See http://ajaxcnc.com/ Thats a mach based kit just for centroid.
346  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Surface Material Wizard - bug - odd values on: March 14, 2011, 07:28:05 PM
Yeah, thats a result of its trying to make a number of nearly equal cuts. I suppose it would be better to offer the user the choice of equal cuts or as specified, with a leftover small cut.

Ill see what I can do.
347  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Build a CNC mini Mill on: March 01, 2011, 07:30:28 PM
Ok, the details are mostly worked out and the official announcement is on the HomeShop Machinist web site, see http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=46691

The short version is that we have made a group purchase deal with Little Machine Shop for 10 of their new high torque mini mills, and with CNCfusion for their ballscrew conversion kits. We also have all the electronics, stepper motors, smoothstepper, gecko540 etc and the Mach3 software.

We have limited it to 10 students, and at least 3 are already signed up. You will get the entire kit of parts, registration at the CNC workshop for all 4 days and all events, for less than the street price of the parts. You will only pay for shipping from the workshop to your home- free if you drive to the workshop and take it home with you.

We will have a formal class each day to work on the machine, then you will have time to attend any of the seminars, or visit the exhibits. By the last day your machine will be running, tested, and ready to make parts.

Brian Barker will lead the day on installing and running Mach, maybe you can get an autograph!.

For all the details see the HomeShop web site. There is reasonable hosing, even dorm rooms.
Its in Ann Arbor Michigan, last week in June.
348  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Surface Material Wizard - bug - odd values on: February 20, 2011, 09:18:00 PM
I agree it is not good to see a total cut more than you requested. Although I don't think it will ever be more than .0001" I will see if that can be fixed without major changes.

I prefer the strategy of making all the cuts the same.
If you want to make a final finish cut you can simply program two operations, the first to rough depth, the second to finish depth.

349  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Surface Material Wizard - bug - odd values on: February 19, 2011, 08:43:40 PM
The wizard does try to make all the cuts about equal. I would not try to make your example of .023 with the last cut as only .003. That would be more of a rubbing action than a real cut.

The number of Z passes is calculated by the line:

Code:
Zpass=  Int(Abs((Top_mat - Depth)/DepthPer)) + 1

I really dont know why the +1 is there- Brian originally wrote that code.I suspect it was to be sure we took at least one cut.

I would not consider the wizard to have errors, just a different view of the best strategy for a cut.
350  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: A lathe screen with buit in wizards on: February 06, 2011, 08:18:23 PM
Yes, my screens work like newfangled in that you can build up a complete part by combining several functions.

I have completely made the code to make bolts, by facing, turning to a  diameter for a couple different sections, then threading, chanfering the end and cutting it off.  All the tool change and offset stuff is handled.

I like the ability to do the functions one at a  time to be sure they are right, then adding them to the program. Of course if you just wanted to use it as a kind of automatic power feed you can do it one step at a time.

The set is mostly done, but Im a bit unhappy with the graphics, they are just plain buttons with no pizzaz But Im NOT an artist so plain is all I can do.

If this set was finished up and sold like the Addon for mill  would it sell?
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