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The only version of the wizards is bundled into the Mach3 package. There is no separate download and no updates have been made to the wizards since updates to the Mach3 software were ended.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Manual Spindle Start Switch?
« on: May 06, 2020, 12:27:08 PM »
OK, no longer need a script. PoKey has added pots to the last page of their config dialog. You just select the pin numbers and it works.

Well, it almost works. On my system the Feed pot works, bout only to 100%. The rapid pot is configured the same way and wired the same way, but does not move the slider. I didnt try the spindle, I dont have spindle output on my system.

So again, a Mach feature almost works.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Manual Spindle Start Switch?
« on: May 06, 2020, 07:57:34 AM »
Thanks. I am using a Pokey57E and I have pots connected for Rapid and Feed over ride. They require a script in the PMC folder that reads the pot and calls the Feed and Rapid override function. What I dont know is the correct name of the Spindle over ride function.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Manual Spindle Start Switch?
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:31:35 PM »
OK, a switch to start it is  nice, now how about a pot to an d analog input to over ride the spindle speed. I have done this for Feed and Rapid, but I didint find a spinOverrride script.

Anyone done this?

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:53:59 PM »
The license is the same as the addons. As long as you have that license any of the Mach addons will run.

It is still supported, however no bugs have been reported in a long time, and no updated kit has been released. I think it is included in the mach3 download.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:12:11 PM »
I believe 2.04X is the latest. I will talk to Brian about fixing this.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:24:49 AM »
OK, sorry, I missed that line. Should stop reading forums after bedtime.

the "G01 Z0.0000 F322.55 " is doing a rapid drop to the surface of the work- its still above the work, in the air, so I move rapid to save time.
Then the F 0.5 is  issued because we are at the surface and starting to plunge into the work.
The next move is the plunge to the first cut so we must use the plunge rate.

The error in the code is that we should then issue a feedrate  because we start to make X,Y moves. In fact because of the model nature of G01, all the following G01 moves will be to slow.

You want to edit the code to add an F322.5 to the line "X5.7321 Y2.7321 "

I thought this got fixed some time ago, but to be honest I have not made an update in some time. Are you running the latest version?

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:51:10 PM »
I am not sure what you see. the comments show you have a feed rate of 322.5500 and a plunge rate of just 0.5. That sounds really strange, did you enter those values in the tool screen? I dont think the program would have calculated such values.

I dont see the code using that plunge rate anywhere.  Please give me the line number where you see  that.

Code: [Select]
(posted for Aluminum )
(Strategy: Equal )
(Rapid height: 1.0000  Clearance height: 0.0500 )
G98 G80 G17 G90 G54 G64 G91.1

G21 G90
(***New Tool Selected***)
(ToolNum: 01  Diameter: 3.0000  )
(Feed: 322.5500  SFM: 152.0000  Plunge: 0.5000  ChipLoad: 0.0100  )
M06 T1 ()
G43 H1
M03 S16128
(***Cut Rectangle***)
(Xorign: 5.0000  Yorign: 0.0000  Length 2.0000  Width: 2.0000  CorR: 0.0000  InOut: 02  )
(Ztop: 0.0000  Zdepth: -0.5000  Zstep: 0.5000 )
(will make  1.0000  cuts of:  0.5000 )
(Rotated around X,Y orign by 30.0000 degrees)
G00 Z1.0000
X4.0000 Y1.7321
G01 Z0.0000 F322.55
X5.7321 Y2.7321
X6.7321 Y1.0000
X5.0000 Y0.0000
X4.0000 Y1.7321
G00 Z1.0000
M30 (end of file)

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Spindle Override
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:17:07 PM »
Yes, that confirms my results that spindle takes a lower value than Feed and Rapid. In the API doc it looks like they take the same values. I see no reason for that, probably an original bug that wold break a lot of scripts now  if  it was changed.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Toggle button
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:14:24 PM »
Thank you Cbyrdtopper that works perfectly. I also did the equivalent for reverse.

That was the last problem on my new control I have built for a friend to replace a dead Centroid.