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361  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.
362  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.
363  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.
364  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.
365  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.
366  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
367  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.
368  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.
369  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

370  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 ###
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