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61  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Wizard Safety Code BLOCK on: September 15, 2013, 11:22:38 AM
The new job dialog has a place where users can insert any startup code they want. I dont want to force to much on the users, but I agree we ought to include anything that matters to our wizard generated code.
62  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: September 08, 2013, 08:31:27 PM
Changed circle cut so that on inside cut, if the tool dia is>= 1/2 of circle dia it will do a lead out cut on the final pass.

This works because if the tool is that large it will be clearing out the entire circle, and a leadout will improve surface finish.
63  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: September 02, 2013, 10:10:31 AM
Yes, NFS Mill is a total new program. It is done in C++, the Addons were done in VB. We changed the whole process of generating code so nothing of the old VB code was included.

I will look at the old code to see if it helps improve the new.
64  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: September 02, 2013, 09:13:49 AM
It certainly was not planned to do that. I think I will just have to change the validate code to not allow rectangles that are to small for the code we use. Something will be done in the next release.
65  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can't figure it out! on: September 01, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
The display in the wizard uses a fixed toolpath display and interpreter. The user has no control over its setting, at least at the present time. So this job should display correctly in the wizard, but could have a problem when loaded on mach3, depending on the IJ mode setting.

I agree the wizard should set G91.1 in its init code.

Another note on this job- the clearance height seems to be set a lot higher than needed. Note the long spiral ramp in air above the part Change Clearance in the new job screen to something close to the work, like maybe .050.
66  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Can't figure it out! on: August 30, 2013, 05:08:06 PM
The wizard generates circular ramps down into the work, then does an arc in and arc out so the parts gets the best finish possible. It also does round corners if a corner radius is specified.

The circles should not cut into the finished part.

Please post the job file here so I can see exactly what you are doing.
67  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle on: August 30, 2013, 10:16:04 AM
Are you sure it will cut outside the box? remember what you see in the toolpath is the center line of the tool path

Put up a job file and I will make some tests.
68  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: August 30, 2013, 06:47:53 AM
Ok, I have fixed the circle cut withlead outs. Now it just spirals down, then does a straight Z up move

Brian cant get this on the web in the usual place for a couple days, so I am attaching it to this topic. I will delete it when Brian puts the next version on the web.

removed installer, look below for 1.0.13
69  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Addition to wizards on: August 27, 2013, 01:25:37 PM
yep, thats on the list, and should have been done by now. Actually, it will be a polygon op, any number of sides. It will be a cutout operation, not a full pocket. It will be like circle or rectangle, cut inside, outside or on the line.

Now that we are getting to the end of summer, and boating, I hope to be back to coding
70  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: XY lead out when cutting circles - why? on: August 16, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
Simply complaining its broken is not very useful for support. If you read through this section I have responded and fixed every report of a problem. Give me an explanation of what you think is broken and include a job file that demonstrated it. I will do my best to fix it.

Clearance height is defined to be the height above the work surface, Z=0 on the first pass, where we switch from rapid to feed rate moves. It is also the amount we raise up between passes on pocket cuts. I would set it to about .050", certainly not 2 inches.
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