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481  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Need some help, using a digitizing probe to find the center of a bore on: January 21, 2011, 09:14:24 PM
Be careful with probes to find circle center. I have been doing this for a while with a probe from IMserv. The other day I decided to check the accuracy of the center and found quite an error.

If you run the probe once and find center, then rotate the probe 90 degrees and do it again you may have several thou error.

I talked to Fred Smith of IMserv and he said that was expected of a probe- they are not made to be concentric and you need to first probe a known reference and set compensating values for the error.

I bought a Wildhorse Innovations probe. It has a much stronger spring, and is designed to let you make an adjustment for centering. I now have mine so Im within 1 thou of true center.
482  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Pocket Wizard by Brian / Kiran on: January 21, 2011, 09:05:52 PM
it looks pretty easy to fix. Use the edit button script menu to edit the POST CODE button.

near the bottom of the code are two subs, that start like this

Code:
Sub Finish_ClimbMill(Xpos, Ypos, length, Width, DEPTH, RadTool, finishamount, FeedPlunge, FeedRough, Feedfinish)


Code "X" & Xpos + length / 2 & " Y" & Ypos - finishamount * 2 - RadTool
Code "G0 Z" & (-1 * DEPTH) + Clearance
Code "G01 Z" & (-1 * DEPTH) & " F" & FeedPlunge

Add the variable Zjob to these lines, like
Code:
Code "G0 Z" & Zjob-(-1 * DEPTH) + Clearance
Code "G01 Z" & Zjob-(-1 * DEPTH) & " F" & FeedPlunge
Do the same for the Finish_ConvMill sub

I have not tested this, but it looks like it ought to work.



483  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: user manual for nfs on: January 15, 2011, 09:48:12 PM
No, I haven't updated the manual. I think most of the changes have been bug fixes, but have not altered the use or the screen view.
484  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Win a CNC mill at Cabin Fever Expo, Janaury 14, 2011 on: January 14, 2011, 07:28:51 AM
Not me, Im going home lighter- I put several items in the consignment sale area.

But of course i will scan the vendor tables frequently for something I NEED
485  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Win a CNC mill at Cabin Fever Expo, Janaury 14, 2011 on: January 13, 2011, 09:28:02 PM
I got to York today at 5:00. The KX1 mill is here, still in its crate and the crate looks fine- last year Little machine shop sent a demo and it arrived with a clear fork-lift size hole speared through the crate.

Lots of nice models in the auction, and a ton of great clock/watch tools.

I will be in the seminar room starting about 8:30 to setup and uncrate the machine. Brian and Andrew are doing teh all night drive thing, but plan to be in the seminar room by 9:00. Setup help, or just kibitzers are welcome.

The seminar will start at 1:00

It should be a fun weekend!
486  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Win a CNC mill at Cabin Fever Expo, Janaury 14, 2011 on: January 10, 2011, 03:19:05 PM
Yep, sold out a couple weeks ago.

There will be a couple CNC seminars on Saturday, and Brian will be in the Mach booth both days.
487  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Odd Issues with NFS Wizards on: December 30, 2010, 08:37:06 AM
Can you tell if thre is any data dependency? Dos it only get into this state when you have some error like a zero radius?

The wizards really have no control of the button action- if mach sees the button press then it calls the wizard code,. Somehow mach must not be detecting the clicks. This is not on a touch screen is it? My touch screen often doesnt respond to touches, even though it beeps.
488  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Newfangled shapes on: December 18, 2010, 10:32:37 PM
Yes, quite an old topic.

I dont really understand the shape you mean, please tell me a bit more about it. If there is enough interest I can add it to the set.

489  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: syntax error on: December 09, 2010, 09:52:00 PM
It sounds like you may have some bad code in the M3 macro. Ive never seen anything like this happen, and the wizards are just calling an M3.
490  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / V2.85 fixed bug in Cut rectangle on: November 19, 2010, 03:33:30 PM
Cut rectangle would go into an infinite loop if you requested a depth per cut greater than the total cut depth.

As usual, unzip this file in the MAch3 folder. You should wind up with a folder under Addons called Newfngled285. You can delete the old Newfangled and remove the 285 from the new name.

The zip file has been moved to the sticky topic at the top of this thread
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