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71  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Remove 'tool change' bug on: December 03, 2013, 09:02:53 PM
I guess all I can say is thats how we programmed it. A job must start with a Job command because to do the Tool Select requires info off the job setup- like material. The second op must be a tool, because you cannot handle a third op without a tool. I guess there are cases where you might move a tool into the second place, but it would get hard to test all the conditions that worked.

So, I guess on this one I just have to say "thats the way it is, get used to it" Smiley
72  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Remove 'tool change' bug on: December 03, 2013, 05:31:54 PM
Yes, the top tool change is special. Every job must start with a job op, then a tool op. You cant do an y work without a tool. You should be able to edit the first tool, but not delete it of move it. Sorry, that is how it has to be. What would we do in an operation if we had no tool defined?
73  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Arc slot problems on: November 25, 2013, 08:44:08 PM
The problem of locking up on a 90 to 180 arc was reported and fixed a while ago,in V1.0.14 I just checked and Brian has not pushed that version to the web- it is still on 1.0.13  I will send Brian a note to get that updated.

I will check the other cases you describe.
74  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Newfangled Wizards Change Machine Units on: November 19, 2013, 05:00:20 PM
The wizard can generate code in inch or metric units. There is a setting on the first page to select. Be sure it is set to the units you use. The wizard also saves all settings from a session, so if you set it once to metric it will remain that way until you change it.
 
75  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Pointer to current version on: November 18, 2013, 08:44:30 PM
I cant explain the smaller download, I will look but I suspect its just a function of the compression and maybe some graphics in the help files.

The IPC connection for Mach4 is in there, but you have no way to tell or test it. Brian did that and has done some testing with Mach4. It will be there when Mach4 is out.
76  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 09:10:54 PM
Yes, I guess a comment on a line with code is OK. I should have figured that since no one had trouble with that before.
77  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 06:38:20 PM
I have already fixed the code to make the comment on a new line, but it looks like that is not the real problem. It will be harder to be sure no nested parens occurs, but I guess Ill have to do it.
78  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Code won't run on: November 12, 2013, 04:02:45 PM
That line has a comment on it - M06 T13 (Center drill)- I think mach3 objects to comments on the same line as code. You can change the setting in the new job dialog to not show comments, or simply edit that line and add an <enter> key to make the comment appear on a new line. I will fix the program to do that.

On the General Config screen, near the top left of the page is a radio box for tool change- you have 3 choices, Ignore, stop and wait for start, or auto tool changer. You want to set it to stop.

Yes, if you have repeatable tool holders you can set up the tool table so it will automatically set the Z values when you make a tool change. How to do it is more complicated than I can write here, have a look at the mach manual for details. There may also be a video on it.
79  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: G-Code stops in Mach on: November 07, 2013, 07:15:35 AM
I see no errors in the file, and it runs normally on my system, with no motors connected but properly configured.

You must have something not configured in your test system. Even without motors connected you should be seeing dros change as the file is run.

Be sure some motors are enabled in Ports and Pins. Right off I cant think of anything else that should do this.
80  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Ideas for a new opertion- End Cut on: October 23, 2013, 02:36:39 PM
In the discussion about the rectangle operation it occurred that an end  cutoff wizard might be useful. This would be for the case of putting stock that was cut on a bandsaw in the vise, then making a couple passes across the end of the stock, moving in the Y direction.

My thought is to have a screen with 4 inputs, Xstart, Xend, Ystart, Yend The right side- the Z inputs would have Ztop, Zdepth and maybe a Zstep.

The operations main cut loop would be from Ystart to Y end- this allows either climb or conventional. If multiple steps are need to Get to X end This cut loop would be repeated.

Some questions,

Do I need to allow multiple steps down in Z to reach full depth?
Do I need to make multiple steps in x to get to Xend?
Do I do the X cuts first, then step down in Z, or do I do Z first, then a X step and again do Z to depth.
Should I make the final cut at full depth in Z, to Xend and at a depth of cut of a finish amount?

I guess the first question is "Is this a useful operation"
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