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501  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: December 10, 2008, 08:07:48 AM
Ok, I found that. The preview code is not supposed to use the tool and speed numbers, just show the code. I wonder if any other Preview buttons do that?

Ill have to dig around and see what I find

Thanks for the note.
502  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: December 09, 2008, 10:45:21 PM
yes, these files should wind up in Addons\Newfangled

Note that the zip file has the name Newfangled282. Do not let that default as the folder name, there are references to other files that depend on the correct folder name
503  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: December 09, 2008, 08:07:27 PM
I replaced the V2.82 file just after posting it- I think about 6 guys had loaded it.

What I fixed is a long standing problem that has bugged me, but I finally found an easy fix.

Because the wizards are designed to let you build a complex part from several operations there is code in there to check each operation to see if its using the same tool as the last one. If so it does not output an M6 T# or an M3 S###.

Problem was it started up with tool num as 0. If you use tool 0 in your first operation, then it did not do the tool change or M3. I just fixed it so it always starts with tool num as -1 and speed as -1. This causes the M6 and M3 to output on every first operation.

This got me today when I used the surface wizard and it didnt put out the M3. It finally annoyed me enough to figure out how to fix it. I was always unwilling to fix it because every operation uses that code, I didnt want to have to fix it in 30 places, but with this fix I only had to fix the init file.

Let me know if this causes any problems.



504  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.81 for Tormach? on: December 09, 2008, 05:51:50 PM
See the new topic for V2.82. It should now work for both Mach and Tormach users
505  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: December 09, 2008, 05:49:29 PM
I have fixed a few more problems and added code to test for Tormach users. This version should now work fine for alll Mach users. The only problem is Tormach users will not see a description in the tool table display, instead they will get the word "Unknown"

I have fixed the Preview code in Cut Rectangle to properly disply depth per pass.

I have fixed the label in Circular Pocket, now it goes in the direction requested and the miling type matches.

Let me know if there are any problems. I really want to hear form a Tormach user. The ares to watch are the Material handling on the first screen, editing operations on the main screen, and the tool table. Otherwise Tormach users are identical to regular Mach users.

I hate doing this, but I just changed v2.82
506  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.81 on: December 08, 2008, 09:49:22 AM
Troy, You are right, I found an error on the preview screen that was not setting the depth per pass correctly. I have fixed it, Ill put up a new version soon.

I see the circular pocket working correctly on CW vs CCW. Has anyone else tried this?

Tool change has a couple strange issues. The wizards are setup so you can build a complex part by adding individual operations. There is code to check if the tool has changed and only issues a tool change if needed. The problem occurs with when you use the same tool number as the last use of a wizard. Ive looked a fixing this but it gets very messy, and effect every screen. Ill see what I can do with it.
507  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.81 on: December 04, 2008, 11:16:42 AM
Im not sure how that can happen. I just went to my shop and downloaded the version from the web and it works fine. All I can guess is that your download or unzip got corrupted. Please try it again and let me know

508  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / V2.81 on: December 04, 2008, 10:26:48 AM
I have fixed the Cut rectangle problems, including the preview code. This time I ran tests of each case and actually measured all the rectangles. I really think I have it right this time.

I also fixed the circular pocket routine- it was doing the wrong directions- if you requested CW it actually went CCW

Let me know of any errors.

Edited Dec 9 to remove V2.81. See new topic for V2.82
509  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Circular pocket - milling direction descriptions on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:08 AM
Yep, you are right. I have fixed it in V2.81 See new topic for it.
510  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: What´s the biggest machine using Mach3? on: November 29, 2008, 09:01:43 PM
The big lathe only has a 5hp motor on the spindle, so that really limits our cuts. The tool is actually on 2 compound slides we stacked up. It only covers about 6" is either axis, but for railroad wheels thats all we need. A wheel has a rather complicated profile of tapers and filets, so the cnc really helps, doing them manually was a real pain.
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