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601  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 28, 2010, 03:33:25 AM
Hmmm... Looks like some setting here. But then, just checked the other arc wizard and it shows a nice tool path with reversed arcs checked.

Will see if the incremental arcs may be affecting it, though it doesn't look to be the case here...

Dan
602  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 28, 2010, 02:57:01 AM
Another note. I like my programs in feed per revolution, but I work a lot from the MDI as well where I need it in feed per minute, since often the spindle is off. Sometimes I forget to program G94 after the program and commanding a move in the MDI with a feed like F100 results in a rapid move. Can the Gcode have a G94 in the end?

It may not be convenient for people working in G95 from the MDI, but at worst they will get a very slow feed if they forget to do a G95 after the program. I think it is better than a rapid into the workpiece.

Dan
603  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 28, 2010, 02:48:31 AM
Wes,

Attached are the screen shots and the corresponding Gcode.

The syntax for a tool change in Mach3 has been changed years ago, not requiring the M6. Tool changers don't require it neither. I have a tool changer and I only program Txxyy and it knows to refer to the M6Start macro.

Dan
604  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 28, 2010, 01:49:45 AM
Ok Dan,

Give this a go... please be careful as it needs to be tested before you can rely on it. Also Mach does not display the stock correctly but the cuts look ok from the DROs. I would recommend cutting air a few times before using it to do any work.



Wes,

All the other wizards work with "Reversed Arcs" checked. This one seems to require it be unchecked - otherwise the arcs look a mess. Anyway, it cuts a convex arc (like OD Arc 3). Also the Z Start and End (May be should be changed to Z Centre..) are swapped.

The gcode file puts out TyyyM6 for a tool change. The M6 needs to be omitted.

Dan

Dan
605  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 28, 2010, 01:14:48 AM
Here are the correct size images.

Dan
606  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 27, 2010, 02:29:09 PM
Wes,

A quick image. See attached.

Dan
607  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 27, 2010, 01:21:43 PM
Dan,

Here is what I got so far on the wizard you have requested. I am still finishing up on the code. Let me know what you think.


Wes



Hi Wes,

Looks great! Exactly what I was meaning. Just a minor display note - the workpiece image is not symmetrical about the centre line.

Dan
608  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 3 PAGE LATHE SCREEN - WIZARD ADDITIONS on: November 27, 2010, 11:40:03 AM
Hi Rich,

Use the simple threading wizard for internal threads all the time. Define the start and end diameters correspondingly and it will do internal or external.

Dan
609  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: Three Page Lathe Screen on: November 27, 2010, 01:19:30 AM
Hi Wes,

OK, so where do I get the latest screen set and wizards from? If you can do the wizard I would be glad to test it.

Since you're working on this, can you please start a topic for suggestions and new wizards development?

Dan

610  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: Three Page Lathe Screen on: November 27, 2010, 01:03:50 AM
Hi Wes, Rich,

Thank you for your work on the lathe wizards. Much appreciated!

Would you please direct me where do I download the additional wizards from and how do I install them? Are they tied to the above particular screen set?


And if I may ask for something (don't know if it's the right place), I would like to have a wizard that does concave OD arc. It is the opposite of the wizard called "OD Arc 3".

Thanks,
Dan
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