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General Mach Discussion / Re: ramping speed on turns
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:28:24 AM »
Ok. That makes sense.  I got tired of fighting with LazyCam (you get what you pay for...) and started using SheetCAM, which is much easier and does not have nearly as many issues with the imports etc. I will have to chase that setting down for feed rate for a radius.


General Mach Discussion / ramping speed on turns
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:57:40 AM »
Hi.  I am not sure what has changed, but when I rand Mach3 over the years it always slowed down for radius turns.  It is now overshooting the turns.   Slowing down the feed rate helps some, but it is still an issue and slowing down the machine on straight shots make the job take longer.   I have a custom built CNC router and it seems to have started being an issue after I did maintenance and lined everything up, but I could have sworn the machine used to slow down for turns before.  I could not find settings to this.   Should I be dealing with the motor tuning and change the acceleration and deceleration? or is there a specific knob for radius % speed? 


General Mach Discussion / 4th rotaray axis
« on: September 22, 2011, 03:19:13 PM »
Hi.  I am finishing up a 4 axis CNC router table. The forth axis is a rotary table.  I have it working, but in the motor tuning, I do not want inches per pulse, I want dgrees per pulse.   I also want to the readouts to be in degrees instead of inches.   Is there a way to do that?


General Mach Discussion / Spindle On/Off
« on: September 22, 2011, 03:16:33 PM »
Hi.  I am finishing up a 4 axis CNC router table.   I wanted to turn my spindal (router) on and off.  I could not find anything to set the spindle on a simple IO line like the sptepper motors, etc.  I do not want to use a PWM, etc, just on/off remotely using the program.   I do not have speed control.  Just want to pull in a relay.  I have a relay board that will pull in with a simple TTL input from the parallel card, just not sure how to set it up.   I am assuming this is fairly easy, just need some help doing this?


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:25:40 AM »
I never got it to post, just lived with it.  I tried it on two identical machines and same thing eiher way.   I am just using a single board with a dual core 1.8G atom processor running XP

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: May 27, 2011, 08:42:10 AM »
sorry, the g-code is in the mach3 directory and i can load it and it runs fine.  just the auto post does not work, which i can work around, but its annoying and i am always worried about messing up and grabbbing the wrong file/version.

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: May 27, 2011, 08:38:14 AM »
Mach3Version3.043.022.exe   windows xp v2002, sp3, all up to date

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: May 26, 2011, 11:22:52 AM »
unfortunately, still no dice.  Have both running, lazycam says it aint running...

Attached screenshot...

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: May 25, 2011, 10:42:30 PM »
well, since this was a rebuild I just copied the directory, then when nothing worked, I did the install and installed Mach3 and LC at the same time.   But I guess since I did the copy 1st maybe that messed things up.   Should I do an uninstall and a reinstall?  Thanks

LazyCam (Beta) / Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:36:14 AM »
Hi.  Just crashed my old PC and finished installing and setting up LazyCam and MACH3 on new computer.  All works fine so far except when I am in lazycam and hit the post to mach3 button I get a message that it cant find mach3 running.  I have it running, but it does not know it.   Any ideas,  I really liked this feature, makes life a lot easier to make sure I am using the latest G code, etc.   Thanks!

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