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381  Mach Discussion / CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Modifying MSM button actions - or what happened to the kid in Willy Wonka... on: July 20, 2010, 07:34:27 AM
Dave, why do you Expand to get the actual code instead of a RunScript?
382  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Converting a Harbor Freight 8x12 lathe to CNC on: July 14, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
I have mostly finished converting a Harbor Freight 8x12 lathe to CNC.  So far I am very pleased with the machine.

I have posted a few pages on my web site with details. plsntcov.8m.com/CNClathe/Cnclathe1.html

Here is a photo of the finished machine



Im now finishing up some wizards for turning.

Edit: fixed link
383  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Bug in Rectangle Drilling op? on: July 09, 2010, 05:53:49 PM
There is a green LED that indicates where you want the origin to be, In your example you selected the lower left corner. Then you set the the value of that point to the X and Y DROs, in this case .25, -.5

Length and width refer to an absolute measurement, length is in the X direction, Width is the Y distance.. In this case since there are only 2 holes per side, making one in each corner of a rectangle, the holes are 4.486 apart in X and 1.5 apart in Y.

You are setting 0,0 at the left edge of the stock, and .5 up from the bottom edge. That seems to me to be a strange place to zero off.

There is a manual for the wizards in the documentation area of this site that might help.
384  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.84 fixes thread mill bug on: July 05, 2010, 01:38:13 PM
It was just reported that the code generated by this version has an incorrect version number in the header, for example:


(Code by Newfangled Wizard, 7/5/2010)
(Version 2.83)   *********************************should be 2.84
(Program Posted for Aluminum )
G0 G49 G40.1 G17
G80 G50 G90 G98 
G20 (Inch)
.....

Its not worth doing a new version just to correct this, but when I next do an update Ill  fix it.
385  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Bug in Rectangle Drilling op? on: July 05, 2010, 01:35:26 PM
I ran the wizard with your inputs and I get the correct Gcode

(Code by Newfangled Wizard, 7/5/2010)
(Version 2.83)
(Program Posted for Aluminum )
G0 G49 G40.1 G17
G80 G50 G90 G98 
G20 (Inch)
(***** Rectangular Hole Pattern *****)
M6 T7
M03 S4000
M9
G00G43 H7 Z0.2
G73 X0.25 Y-0.5 Z-0.63 Q0.2 R0.05 F5.7
 X4.736 Y-0.5
 X4.736 Y1
 X0.25 Y1
G80
M5 M9
M30


Your suggestion of a -4.486 is inconsistent with the input. You have input that the lower left corner should be at X=.25
Y=-1.5 With 2 holes the other would be the Xstart value, plus the length, in this case .25+4.486 or 4.736. There is no way to have a negative value for the X coordinate with this input.

I cannot explain why your code generated by the wizard has the -4.736 value. When I ran it it did not generate that value.

Its also a bit strange to specify a  -1.5 for width.. In my view a width is always a positive number. In fact the wizard takes the absolute value of both length and width.

Sorry I cannot repeat your problem, it appears to me the wizard is working correctly.

Thanks for the note on the version number, I did forget to update that on the V2.84. I will make a note and correct it with the next version.
386  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Bug in Rectangle Drilling op? on: June 29, 2010, 06:53:24 PM
Thanks for all the details. I will have a look at the code and see whats wrong.
387  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Cut Circle Wizard - Approach Arc Starting Position on: June 10, 2010, 07:55:25 PM
First, you ought to update to the latest version, 2.84. There have been several bugs fixed.

Sorry, but the wizard will only allow starts at the 3:00 o'clock position. That just how it was programmed.
388  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: License not effective on: April 30, 2010, 09:01:07 PM
There must be something wrong with the way you have copied the license.  I know nothing about Macs, so I have no idea hat it does when you save a file. The license file is a binary file, and if the MAc is somehow treating it as a txt file it could be getting screwed up.

The license file must be called WizLic.dat, it must be in the mach root directory- usually that is C:\Mach3 for Tormach I think it is C:\PCNC If a proper file is there  it works.

Does you Mach license work? It should show your name in the Help->About box
389  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: noob question using nesting on: April 29, 2010, 08:22:12 PM
What nesting function are you using? The Newfangled Wizards dont have nesting in them.
390  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: License not effective on: April 29, 2010, 08:20:56 PM
The latest version is 2.84 I believe it works fine with the Tormach folder structure. If it doesnt I will fix it until it does.

The latest version is here in this forum, you can download the .zip file and extract it into the Addons/Newfangled folder.

Be sure your license file is named exactly WizLic.dat and didnt get a .txt appended to it by the mail system. Note that windows explorer by default hides some file extensions. There is an option to show all fiile extensions.
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