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General Mach Discussion / Drilling with turn.
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:57:05 AM »
Hi all,
Hust getting back to my lathe spindle add-on for the Bridgeport mill but hit a snag.

This code...

G98 G81 X0. Z-6.262 R2. F365.

Does nothing at all, skips over it.
Would that be a know thing, something i'm doing wrong or something else??

I have a CS-Labs controller running Mach3.

Any ideas??

General Mach Discussion / Clearing the current tool by code....
« on: June 02, 2019, 02:28:55 AM »
For one reason or another  ;) I want to clear the current tool with a macro code.

I have tried SetCurrentTool(0) but although it clears the tool DRO it does not clear the tool offset or the tool description label.

Can it be done properly?

This is on Mach Turn BTW

General Mach Discussion / Turn tool-path display oddities...
« on: May 30, 2019, 11:53:27 AM »
Still fiddling with Turn and my mill/Lathe setup - some oddities with the tool path display have arisen i think, just my knowledge lacking probably.

Pictures attached,

1st one is with a simple thread path loaded, no tool called, display looks fine to me, the Z-Min & Z-Max DRO also look good.

2nd one shows what happens when i call T1 which although not a threading tool, IS set with correct offsets in the table. The numbers are now meaningless and the display even less so :)

3rd one is the tool table entry for T1

4th pic is the path display after scrolling way to the right - it seems to think the part is now massive??

So, if if call T1, set my Z by touch-off, press path regen, the file will run ok but the min/max numbers are useless

I have index-homing so i set my tools using Hood's method which references them to the machine home position if i understand correctly, hence the large offset numbers.

Any ideas why things are a bit screwy - i know its tool related but in what way and can it be fixed by my changing something i do??


General Mach Discussion / OemButton 250 Help
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:00:53 PM »
I see button 250 is disable an axis movement but how is it re-enabled?

There is no opposing button code.

I am setting up my mill for turning and once positioned i want to disable the Y axis and C axis (knee) so they cant be accidentally moved or jogged

Unless there is a better way??

General Mach Discussion / Mill or Turn?
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:02:05 PM »
Hi all,

i want to add basic turning to my mill conversion by building a servo driven spindle to mount on the table.

Is Mach3 Turn just a screen-set or totally different build of Mach?

Does Mill understand constant-surface-speed commands?



General Mach Discussion / Messaging is wrong
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:27:54 PM »
The message box on screen, i think its called "Error" and is a label, displays the wrong message - is this affected by the "Look ahead" option setting??

It displays commented lines/section headers in the code file.

The message is usually one message ahead :)

General Mach Discussion / Get Optional Stop/M01 to stay off?
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:03:07 PM »
For some odd reason I have "Ignore Optional Stop" turned off in config, my screen always defaults to having it on

Is there a way to force it to stop working???

Is there a way to import a wizard screen set into a main screen set??

Both open normally in Machscreen - i have tried making a new page but its shows as a transparent page with images of page 0 on it??

Never tried anything more adventurous that sticking a DRO on a screen before !

Possible or not??

General Mach Discussion / Edit a wizard?
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:39:04 PM »
Can wizards be edited?

I see there is a .set file but also a .def one.

Are they editable like screens or secret voodoo and not to be touched ;)

General Mach Discussion / Probing - what would i need?
« on: March 31, 2018, 06:12:16 AM »
Hi all,

I'm currently using a Haimer 3d taster for setting my work coordinates, works well but its manual ;)

What would i be looking to get to setup auto edge detection routines and I guess I would also need to setup auto tool height setting as i currently use an off-machine tool height setter and the two are relative are they not?

I have watched some u-tube stuff but they all have multi-million £ Renishaw kit and thats just fantasy for me :)

Is there a workable budget setup?

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