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81  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions on: March 03, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
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Dos this happen with wxMach4 as well as  Mach4GUI?

What does this man?
82  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions on: March 03, 2015, 02:42:58 PM
I copied the latest kits off the net yesterday. Darwin shows version 1.21 over 1.23. It is mach build 2238.

When I powered on this time I ran the drivertest to get the version number. Then mach started up Ok. I check config plugins and it showed darwin enabled. Next I clicked Config- set motion device and it hung.

thanks
83  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions on: March 03, 2015, 10:07:19 AM
I cannot get darwin to work. I loaded M4 Ok, although I needed the C redistributable that is in the darwin install. I can get into the plugin config and setup the ports and pins and can jog axis. I then try to select the motion device and mach hangs. Even task manager cannot kill the mach instance, I have to power off.

If I try to select the motion device before I run the config mach4 then hangs on the restart.

This has happened on 2 xp systems that both run mach3, one on a router one on a lathe.

Are there instructions for the right install sequence of m4 and darwin?
84  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: MilWiz bug ? on: February 28, 2015, 07:59:18 PM
At a zero step depth it is going to take a lot of cycles to get to 1 inch.
85  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 27, 2015, 04:37:17 PM
There is a separate license for the Wizards for $50. That is for all the NFS wizards.
86  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 26, 2015, 09:07:05 PM
You are not missing anything, I  was. A misplaced ) in the code.

I have posted an update to the first topic in this section
87  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: wizards on: February 25, 2015, 03:58:41 PM
There are many wizards that are distributed with the mach3 package. They have been written by various people over the years and added to the package. Only the NFS wizards are supported, the rest are simply public.
88  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Mach3 Turn wizard metric threading on: February 21, 2015, 07:23:33 AM
The NfsTurn wizard handles either metric or imperial threads. The threads.txt file can have either units for the various diameters- they are just numbers in the gcode, as long as you are consistent, all metric or all imperial.The TPI or pitch is handled by the program- if you fill in either number it will calculate the one it needs for the code.

So you could actually mix the threads.txt file and have some entries in each units. The idea is to make the table most useful to the sizes you normally use.
89  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 07:27:19 PM
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Why do you think in the NFS wizard the Z start is ~1.5 inches to the negative with Z start set at 0 and in the other wizard the Z starts at 0 with the Z start set to 0?
Can you see that in the tool path window?  Every time I go to run the program it retreats in Z- and hits the limit switch.  Well into my part, not at the face?

Wait a minute- which way do you have Z moving? A positive Z move is toward the tailstock. Moves into the work are in Z negative direction. That is the established G code convention. Note the wizards safe Z move is to Z 1.5 (positive). That is toward the tailstock, away from the work.
90  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: February 16, 2015, 05:53:23 PM
Read the comments in the gcode- they detail all the inputs you made. Here is the tool change part:
Code:
(***New Tool Selected***)
( Unnamed tool)
G00 Z 1.5
G00 x 1
M6 T101
M3 S 2400
G01 F 10
Note it moves first to Z 1.5, should be safe to move z first, then it moves to x1,

Next it starts the turning operation:
Code:
(***Turning***)
(Xstart= 1.131 Xend= 0.881 Xcut= 0.015)
(Zstart= 0 Zend= -1)
(will make 15 cuts of 0.015)

I see here I was wrong about the Xstart in my earlier  post. You specified an Xstart of 1.131.  in the code its

Code:
G00 X 1.116
G00 Z 0
(Start Pass 1)
G01 X 1.116
G01 Z -1
G00 X 1.216
G00 Z 0

The move is to X 1.116, which is .015 less than Xstart. The cut moves to Z-1, backs off the cut by 0..1, X 1.216, then returns to Z0 for the next pass. All this code looks fine, no strange moves outside the cut range specified. The last pass is:

Code:
(Last pass)
G01 X 0.881
G01 Z -1
G00 X 0.991
G00 X 1.131 Z 0
(***File Ended***)

So it looks to me like this is well behaved code doing exactly what you entered.

Ah, I just re-read your post

How are you setting your DROs? did you take a cut, measure the actual size and enter that to the X dro? It sounds like the machine is not referenced to the part.
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