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81  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Machine limits and Z Ramp on: July 15, 2013, 06:47:05 PM
The wizards Machine max values should be set to the max speed you want the wizard to use. When a feed rate, or RPM is calculated it will be tested against this value, and limited to the machine max.

The code does not test the units of the machine max values. Of course, RPM doesnt matter, but Feed and Plunge are simply tested for the calculated value to be less than the max value, ignoring units. So if all your work is in metric, make your machine max values metric.

If you mix units this is going to cause some strange results.

Zstep specifies the amount the tool will move down for each pass, when the job cannot reach full depth in one pass- for example, if you want a pocket 1 inch deep you might set Zstep to be .1 inch, so it will take 10 passes to complete the job.

ramp refers to how the tool makes its move from one pass to the next- in the example of the .1" step if a ramp value is set the tool will ramp down the .1 inch move moving along the direction of the first cut, or following a helix down at that angle in pocket cuts. A plunge cut will push the tool straight down in Z with no X or Y movement. Plunge is usually hard on tools and machines, ramping into a cut is much smoother.
82  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tracing function on: July 14, 2013, 06:38:46 PM
The tracing will have to be integrated into Mach4. This wizard is a standalone program that can be run on any PC, without Mach.

We are looking at a lot of additional ops, and several pocketing routines are on the list. This all takes time, and I am very much a part time (retired) guy. Brian has to jump in on a lot of the more complicated stuff, and I dont want to distract him from Mach4.

In time lots will be added to this wizard, and soon we will be working on some wizards in LUA and the new mach screen designer. All it takes is time, we have no shortage of ideas.
83  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Engraving with gcode text from stickfont.2.12 bugs? on: July 12, 2013, 09:03:16 PM
post the job file here and I will see what I can find.
84  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Engraving with gcode text from stickfont.2.12 bugs? on: July 08, 2013, 06:33:09 AM
The Mill Wizard does not offer a choice for IJ mode- it is always relative (also called incremental) IJ. I am not surprised that stickFont would not offer a setting, not all software does.

Mach will do either mode, the choice can be set in the Config->General page. The mode can also be set by using G90.1 or G91.1
85  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Engraving with gcode text from stickfont.2.12 bugs? on: July 07, 2013, 09:37:01 PM
No, there are 2 similar values- G90/91 refer to the coordinates of X and Y moves. The big circles are caused by the I,J coordinates of the G2,G3 commands.

86  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Engraving with gcode text from stickfont.2.12 bugs? on: July 07, 2013, 08:48:10 PM
The big circle travels is an indication you have the IJ mode set differently  in StickFont and Mach. The wizards are based on IJ in Relative mode, not absolute.
You select the IJ mode in the Config->General page.

either mode is correct, but the mode used must be the same in the code generation and the running.  I do not know how to change the mode for StickFont.
87  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Problem with G-code on Arches and circles. on: July 07, 2013, 07:14:12 AM
How do you have your Mach system set  for IJ mode on circles? It ought to be for relative IJ values. The setting is on the Config->General page, near the center of the second column.
88  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Engraving with gcode text from stickfont.2.12 bugs? on: July 06, 2013, 05:22:52 PM
I do not quite understand what you are doing. Are you trying to take code created by StickFonts and insert it into the wizard code?

I cannot control any gcode entered in the user code box, so there may be an error in that code which cause mach to stop processing it and looses the rectangle. Maybe you cold run the stickFont program first, then run the wizard to do the rectangle around it.
89  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Windows 8 Install on: June 27, 2013, 12:46:52 PM
You must use Run as admin on Win8. Right click on the install file and one of the choices is Run as Admin.

It does run on a win 8 tablet, I have one and seeing it run was the reason I bought the tablet.
90  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Instaling newfangled on a laptop to create g code on: June 19, 2013, 09:18:01 PM
On the machine that has a license you can generate gcode.

On any other machine you can run in demo mode. In demo mode you can build a complete job, then save the job file. Take the job file to the machine with the license, open the job file and generate the gcode.
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