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Let me give that a shot and see what happens.


It happens when transitioning during G1 mode from a long cut down the X axis to an immediate Y cut, i.e;

G1Y10  (arc happens during this transition)

Looking at it closer I wouldn't call it an actual slant or diagonal, It is more like a smooth arc to join the Y axis intended direction. X never fully gets to G1X10 before it begins the curve to join the Y axis.

Thanks again for your help


Thanks for the help. It happens on each pass as it goes out, always on the same corners. I don't have any slop in any of the axis and the other two corners cut just fine.

HI everyone,

I am in the process of surfacing my table on my 3DRouters.com 4x8 gantry CNC machine. I went into the Rectangular pocket wizard and gave it the dimensions of the travel limits and to mill down to a depth of .01" (delta of high and low points on the table).

My question is this: It mills along just fine from the inside-out but on two corners it seems to "get ahead of itself" and runs a diagonal from say, the long travel from the X axis to the Y travel when approaching the corners. This only happens on two corners and they are opposite of each other.

It is almost like it doesn't complete the run down the X axis before it wants to run up the Y axis (as an example). Here is a crude ascii art of what I'm talking about:

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|                                                                                  |
|                                                                                  |
|                                                                                  |

(Where the "/" are the corners being missed).

I wonder if there is something in setup (ramping?) that is set to fast?

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated

New to Mach 2 in Houston  ::)


I know your soliciting suggestions so let me throw this one out there:

On the existing wizards that use drilling (Rectangular Hole Pattern and Holes Around A Circle come to mind) how difficult would it be to specify Circular Pockets instead of a straight drilling operation?

This would allow the same wizards to be used with bits that are too small to drill the hole by themselves.


Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Multiple Circular Pockets?
« on: July 09, 2006, 12:49:43 PM »

Thanks for all of your help last night. You are truly a man in touch with your customers.

For those that were not in on the many emails BEFORE I purchased my license, Brian came to the rescue with a solution to the problem I was having:

I had a need to mill about 400 circular pockets .402 inches in diameter with a .25 inch end mill .50 inch deep. Because I did not have a drill bit of this diameter I could not use the Rectangular Bolt Hole pattern wizard. Even if I *did* have a bit that size, the shank wouldn't fit on my 1/4" router.

We discovered a minor bug in the wizard that would not allow any circular pocket with anything less than a .51 inch diameter to be milled with the .25" bit I was using. Brian quickly found the problem, fixed it and sent it to me in about 10 minutes... All of this for an as-yet-unlicensed user!

The update worked great, I bought my license, and irritated my neighbors to no end by milling circular pockets till midnight!

I just had to come here and give Brian some kudos and to let everyone know (if you didn't already!) how committed he is to his customers!

Pegasus In Houston

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Wizard Update Notifications?
« on: July 09, 2006, 12:40:52 PM »
Question for Brian:

As you make changes to the Newfangled Wizards, do you have a method in place of notifying the licensed users of updates? Your work on this product is fantastic and really helps us guys (girls?) go from concept-to-completion in a minimal amount of time. Just being able to stay out of a CAD program is worth it to me!

Thanks again,

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Multiple Circular Pockets?
« on: July 08, 2006, 07:16:03 PM »
I have a question. I have many circular pockets that I need to mill (about 400 in all).

My problem is that I can only “post code” one pocket at a time, mill it and then go back to the wizard and do it again. Is there a way to APPEND the POSTED code so that it doesn’t create a new program every single time?

I would love to be able to enter the coordinates, POST CODE, then enter another position, POST CODE and so on until they are done.

Will this wizard allow it (Mach 2) or am I missing something?

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