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81  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 26, 2013, 12:12:26 PM
Ok, I found the problem. We were limiting feed rate to 1 decimal, but in this case the plunge rate was .01, so it got formatted to 0

We have been doing a major bit of cleaning up and should be able to post a new version to the web site later today, or tomorrow.
82  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 25, 2013, 09:07:39 PM
Ok that is what I need. I get the result you described on the latest build. I will look at this tomorrow, to late tonight.
83  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 25, 2013, 06:54:07 PM
Ok, the code error is on line 24 where a G1 is called with an F 0.0

I think that was fixed, but it may be in the latest V 1.0.11 that Brian has not yet posted to the web site.

I would still like to see the job file, not the Gcode. The job file lets me reproduce your settings and entry values exactly so I can see what you did to get there. Use the Save Job button.
84  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: edwardian script itc on: July 25, 2013, 04:20:43 PM
Did you see the list of fonts at the bottom of http://ncplot.com/stickfont/stickfont.htm

There is not one named edwardian, but there are some old style. Sorry, I have no other source of fonts.
85  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: edwardian script itc on: July 25, 2013, 02:23:48 PM
Do you mean font?

If you have a font file in the correct format then you can simply place it in the Fonts folder and use it. There are several fonts on the StickFonts web site and there is an editor to create your own fonts. See http://ncplot.com/stickfont/stickfont.htm Note some of the fonts are free, as is a simple program to generate gcode. The font editor is not free.

86  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 25, 2013, 02:19:41 PM
The program is supposed to test for things like feedrate of zero and throw a message box with an error.

Please post a job file here with this problem so I can see whats happening.
87  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 24, 2013, 05:06:25 PM
I follow this forum several times every day, and I have responded to every problem report. We do not release a new version for every problem, but do release one when we have enough new features to warrant it.

I assure you that the toolpath display works correctly in many hundred test cases and now for many users. Please provide me with a job file that demonstrates your problem and I will determine what is causing the problem. If it points to a bug in the code it will be fixed promptly.

If you feel you have been ripped off contact Scott at license@machsupport.com and he will refund your money.
88  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Tool Path Still Not Displaying on: July 22, 2013, 08:22:30 AM
If teh tool path doesn't display its a sign the gcode has an error that stops parsing the code.

Please post a job file here that has the error so I can see whats happening.
89  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.
90  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.
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