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Hello,

Has anybody had difficulty creating a secondTurn profile and deskto icon from the Mach3 launcher?  I pick my current Turn profile to clone and what I keep getting a profile one for Mill that needs all the settings repopulated and  no icon appears anywhere that I can find.  Has anyone run into this?  Is there a way to fix it? 

I'm trying to work around an issue with BobCAD where arcs come into Mach3 backwards, you need to click a box in Mach3 to reverse them but it blows up all the built in Turn Wizard code generating functions.  Building separate BobCAD and a Turn Wizard profiles is apparently the fix.  This is a long term known BobCAD issue with Mach3.  Visual Turn is looking better and better all the time.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Damon

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YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

It was the software as I was beginning to suspect.  Updated to the latest version, installed the 32 bit key, set my Surestepper rev... it ran perfectly right out of the chute!  Couldn't believe it.  Lathe runs flawlessly.  Hopefully my 4 axis mill also still runs flawlessly.  I'll check that tomorrow night.  Right now I'm having way too much fun playing with canned cycles.

Thanks again!  I really do appreciate it!

-Damon

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I painstakingly went through the threading guide last night, it's a very good document.  After going through it twice and checking my settings and config I was left thinking the problem may be in the software itself.  I'll find out tonight for sure. 

Thanks again for the help, I really appreciate it.

Damon

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I will take a deep breath and update Mach3... From what I have read so far this may well cure the problem.  I'll give it a shot when I get home tonight.

Thanks again,

Damon

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It is a licensed install and yes it is pretty old.  I have never actually run an update on this program.  Will my settings stick or will I have to go back and set all of them again?

Theoretically it refers to the last saved config file right?

Thanks,

Damon



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Thanks for the response.  I actually went through the velocity and acceleration drill in my problem solving process.  It had no impact other than to slow the events to a more observable speed.  I turned the speed and acceleration down extremely low.  At the G00 lines in the treading wizard the lathe still shuddered.

I can run any other wizard with no issues and they all contain G00 moves.  This is where I'm perplexed.

Could it be something in the threading macros I need to change? G76, G32


Thanks,


Damon

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Yep, it's definitely doing something weird between threading passes. 

Steppers freak out and miss the entire rapid sequence and start the next threading pass where they stopped. 

Definitely seems like it's the G00 rapid return sequences that are the problem.

Thanks again for the help!

-Damon


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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum but have been a Mach3 user for some time.  I just started using Mach3 Turn for my converted lathe, everything is working perfectly aside from the threading wizard.

So here's what happens:  Cutter moves to the start point (Z0), steps in to cut, makes a pass, steps in to cut again and continues to cut in the same direction until it's out of code or hits the chuck.  (ouch)  The code clearly has a G00 rapid with coordinates to return back to the origin (part Z0) but the lathe is isn't responding.  Very odd.  Almost seems like it studders during the rapid and doesn't move.

The preview tool paths look correct.

Other wizards work fine, they also generate G00 moves, no issues, no lost steps, parts turn out perfect.


Is this a setting problem???

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Again, everything else is working perfectly on the machine, this the only glitch I have.


Thanks,


Damon


www.damonjurkiewicz.com



Important Data:


Mach 3 Version R2.63
Simple threading (Lathe) 1.17

G Code Sample

(Taper = 0)
(Infeed Angle = 29)
(Total_Depth = 0.035)
(StartZ = 0)
(EndZ = 1)
(Seq = 0 )
(Min_Decrement = 0.006 )
(Dia Mode )
G95
G0 X0.75 Z0
G0 X0.725
(Decrement = 0.025 pass 1)
G01 Z0
G32 X0.7 Z0.0069 F0.2
G32 X0.7 Z0.9825 F0.2
G01 X0.75 Z1F0.2
G00 X0.75 Z0
G00 X0.725
(Last Pass ID_OD = 1)
(Decrement = 0.0099 pass 2)
G01 Z0
G32 X0.6901 Z0.0096 F0.2
G32 X0.6901 Z0.9825 F0.2
G01 X0.75 Z1F0.2
G00 X0.75 Z0
G00 X0.725
( Last pass at depth of 0.0001)
G01 Z0
G32 X0.69 Z0.0096 F0.2
G32 X0.69 Z0.9825 F0.2
G01 X0.75 Z1F0.2
G00 X0.75 Z0
G00 X0.725
( Spring pass number 1)
G01 Z0
G32 X0.69 Z0.0096 F0.2
G32 X0.69 Z0.9825 F0.2
G01 X0.75 Z1F0.2
G00 X0.75 Z0
G00 X0.725
G00 X0.75 Z0



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