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General Mach Discussion / Jerky transition between inline arc movements
« on: October 29, 2011, 04:22:44 PM »
I fairly new to Mach3 (but well versed in shopbot)
I have played around with CV settings, but cannot get my cnc to transition smoothly between arced paths that meet straight lines and each other in line using G02 commands in a tool path file. I have cv on with distance set to 2(mm), and find I need this to stop arcs forming around any angular change in direction (with a bit 4mm dia and over). The machine slows up like it were going round a sharp corner - but it isnt, but not on every transition.
The following code does it around 4 times, though it is cutting a single large circle:

(Start of cutpath 11102921.01)
G00 Z25

(Path 1)

G00 X309.93 Y332.19
G01 X309.93 Y332.19 Z0.00 F1000
G02 X309.93 Y212.01 I-184.93 J-60.09 F3000
G02 X239.29 Y114.79 I-184.93 J60.09 F3000
G02 X125.00 Y77.65 I-114.29 J157.31 F3000
G02 X10.71 Y114.79 I0.00 J194.45 F3000
G02 X-59.93 Y212.01 I114.29 J157.31 F3000
G02 X-59.93 Y332.19 I184.93 J60.09 F3000
G02 X10.71 Y429.41 I184.93 J-60.09 F3000
G02 X125.00 Y466.55 I114.29 J-157.31 F3000
G02 X239.29 Y429.41 I0.00 J-194.45 F3000
G02 X309.93 Y332.19 I-114.29 J-157.31 F3000
G00 Z25
G00 Z25
G00 X0 Y0
(End of File)

Any help most appreciated.


General Mach Discussion / Re: DRO font size
« on: August 22, 2010, 03:45:19 PM »
Hi, thanks for the replies.
Checked, and win screenfontsize is normal.
Downloaded screen4 and sorted decimal places, so am ok now.
We'll get there...

General Mach Discussion / DRO font size
« on: August 21, 2010, 06:18:16 AM »
Hi, I am a complete starter with this program, just downloaded and set up, and just joined forum. I need to get up to speed on basic using as quickly as possible.
Is there a good site/forum for getting going and basic config?
My first issue is font size in DRO's, especially in the surfacing wizard, where I loose the values as the font is too big for the slot. I work in metric, with xp on a 1400  * 1050 screen. I have tried changing the font size in Function cfg's but it just goes back to 18. Can I reduce number of zero's after the decimal point? Can I change it so it justifies from the left? Any help on this most appreciated, as this is the principal function for a new machine we are getting in soon, and I would like to get it sorted and expand from there.



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