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71  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard install problem on: November 30, 2014, 06:54:24 PM
I think this was recently posted as a missing Microsoft dll, but of course I dont recall which one. Let me look for it
72  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Simulation on: November 21, 2014, 07:04:29 AM
Interesting idea. We will have it hooked into Mach4, so you can directly load the file into M4. You w il also be able to enter values into the grid for the polyline, so you can do a CopyCat like function- move the M4 axis around, just click a button and the X,Y values will load into the grid.

Lots more coming, just got to work in my retired time frames, and when I can get some time from Brian for the harder parts.
73  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Point to Point conversational Modual on: November 20, 2014, 05:39:43 PM
Yes, something like that is almost ready to release. I added regular polygons a while ago, I can cut inside, on the line or outside and pocket any polygon. Then I added a polyline finction. You have a grid control and can enter points which describe the polyline. You can also specify arcs, with the center, radius or a point on the arc. Again you can cut inside, line, outside or pocket. This can also handle islands in the pockets. it is all working now, I just have to finish the little drawing box that shows what you are entering.

It should be ready to release 'real soon now'
74  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard crash on attempting to save G-code on: November 15, 2014, 12:55:15 PM
As you no doubt will guess I cannot make it fail.  Since we converted to using the windows standards for file locations, and counting on the windows environment vars doing the right thing we have seen a few strange failures. I will keep poking at this one, hopefully I c an find the problem.
75  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: October 26, 2014, 01:05:38 PM
The turn wizard simply uses the mach3 lathe toolpath window, has no control over the toolpath.

Tool change is one of the operation buttons, along the center of the screen near the left side.
76  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: October 26, 2014, 07:05:46 AM
You have the usual Mach3 toolpath options- click and drag the mouse to move, scroll bar zooms, and I dont remember the rest,  I never use them. But look in the mach3 docs.

As teh last step of your program add a toolchange operation. That has settings for the safe location. If you dont have limit switches then the locations will be only as accurate as you set them when Mach started up.
77  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: help with cutting rectangle pocket on: October 17, 2014, 07:58:09 PM
The length is a measured value, it must be a positive number. it is NOT a coordinate location. Your X and Y position values can be negative numbers as they are the coordinates of the corner. The corner is selected by the "select Position" button. It will move the green LED around the corners and the center.

78  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: help with cutting rectangle pocket on: October 17, 2014, 05:07:50 PM
I am confused about the wizard you are using. The ones built in to mach3 dont have many error messages, and no errors are raised on the verify button.
What corner radius are you using?
79  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: October 16, 2014, 06:26:49 PM
Ok, I have looked at the wizard, and you are right, it is deleting the whole file. I know it did not do that when I wrote it several years ago. That code uses the special 'Teach' file that was built for the wizards, and I suspect something has happened to that function in one of the later mach3 releases. I doubt I can get Brian to look at that now. The code is doing the correct thing, or at least making the correct calls to mach3.

I am afraid the only answer I can give now is 'dont do that' I understand that is not a very satisfactory answer.

You can always edit the file with a text editor. The file is saved as C:\Mach3\Gcode\New Program.tap The file does have good comments in it to identify the various sections of code.
80  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: October 13, 2014, 02:58:54 PM
It has been a long time since I did that wizard, so I don't recall much now. I am sure I didn't let it go with an error like this, but I guess its possible. I will try to check it out later today.
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