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501  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Suggestion for hole drilling wizards on: March 29, 2009, 08:22:59 PM
I have only recently started to let the control do drilling. I was always afraid to drill under power, especially for small drills. I would let the wizard generate the code, then Id run it in Single Block and just hit start after I drilled each hole. My mill has the motor on the knee and a free quill.

I have lately been just letting the program run and so far it has not broken a drill.

I has occurred to me I could do a better job of feed rate calculation. Now the wizards figures a feed rate base on a milling move, then uses 50% of that for plunge. I could actually calculate the feed rate based on chip load and tool RPM. I will do some experiments and see what I can do.
502  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: CNC newb needs Wizard or Help with G code for K baffle on: March 27, 2009, 06:46:57 AM
If you followed the recommendations in the Install manual you created your own profile and xml file. Then when installing a new version of Mach your file will not be changed.

If you are running on the default xml mach usually does not alter it on a re-install, but there are cases when it has,

In any case all of your custom settings are in your profile XML file and only that file needs to be saved.

I doubt a reinstall will fix anything. Mach determines from the profile it starts up what screen set to run. If its told to tun a .lset it means a lathe setup and the wizards are pointed to the correct lathe wizards.

Try to select the lathe screen set and see if Mach then thinks its running on a lathe.
503  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: CNC newb needs Wizard or Help with G code for K baffle on: March 26, 2009, 08:25:04 PM
You will only see the lathe wizards when you are running the Turn version of Mach. If you only see the mill wizards you are running mill.
504  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: 2.83 ready on: March 26, 2009, 08:22:05 PM
That must be some kind of processor or graphics card issue. Nothing in VB or wizards has any control over the display updating. Are you running on a very slow cpu?
505  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: March 23, 2009, 07:32:18 AM
V2.82 has a bug in the preview code of the surface wizard.

The wizards are built so that you can assemble one large program by running several steps. As an efficiency each step keep track of the tool used, and saves it in a var. When code is generated it looks to see if this code will use the same tool last used, if so it does not output the tool change code.

The surface wizard has a bug in preview that changes the current tool setting. Then when the post code is generated it looks at current tool, sees we are using the same tool we used last time so it does not issue the tool code. The preview should not change the tool setting.

I have fixed this in v2.83.
506  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: 2.83 ready on: March 22, 2009, 08:27:58 PM
I know about the inch/mm LEDs, its the best I could do since I added them on after all the screens were designed.

The mach version should not matter, as long as its fairly recent- the last year is probably OK. What I fixed for the comp moves was to always make a linear move for the comp exit. That was always OK, after the recent fix its mandatory. So the wizard generated code will run with the old comp fine.
507  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: 2.83 ready on: March 22, 2009, 11:15:12 AM
No, not needed now. I fixed that in 2.82 so that the wizard figures out the path name.
508  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / 2.83 ready on: March 22, 2009, 08:16:22 AM
I fixed a couple more issues related to the new cutter comp, and a couple related to the use of tool zero and not putting the tool change info in code correctly.

As usual Ill post this here, I hope some of you try it and let me know of any errors. If no problems are found in a couple weeks Ill pass it to Brian to include in the release mach kit.

Update: I just replaced V2.83 with a very minor change.  The original still put the comment in the code that said v2.82. I wont change the v number for so minor a fix, but the code is changed as of  this edit
509  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: V2.82 ready for test, also for Tormach users on: March 22, 2009, 08:12:57 AM
I do not see that problem. Could you post a short file here generated by the wizard?

I am going to put a new version, 2.83,  in a new topic.
510  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Circular Pocket problem on: March 20, 2009, 07:12:23 AM
If its not a macropump I have no idea what could cause it. The wizards have no control over which DROs can be changed- it would be a nice feature but its not possible.

The DROs for the circular pocket screen are between 1020 and 1028. Stepover is 1024depth is 1027. Something else is changing them.
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