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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 problem with writer wizard
« on: November 05, 2019, 04:34:20 PM »
Thank you that works. Now to see how it works and what can I do it with my machine.
Thank you.

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Mach3 under Vista / Mach3 problem with writer wizard
« on: November 04, 2019, 09:57:28 PM »
Hi everybody hope someone can help me. Im using the Mach3 demo version to learn and see what it can do before buying the license.
The problem I have, and I like to know if the write wizard works on the demo version, I have read on some post that it does but when I try to use it , it wont let me type any inputs (numbers), if I type 1 for tool # when Im going to the next like feed rate it change the tool # to 0 and it does that on any other I type for. it change everything back to 0.
Any help be appreciated in advance.
Thank you.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Problem running programs on Mach3
« on: October 15, 2016, 03:06:15 PM »
Hi, Gerry thank you for your reply. Thats  why I dont know how is was working perfect before (several years ago). This is my old program. Im new to the Gcodes so I dont know if this is written correctly but so far is working for me , I still learning.

Old program.

N1 T1 M06
N2 G90 G00 X0 Y0
N3  S1200 M03
N4 G0 Z.5000 M08
N5  X3.1175  Y2.2500
N6  Z0.1000
N7 G1  Z-.6000  F6.00
N8 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N9 G0  Z.2000
N10  X3.1575
N11  Z0.1000
N12 G1  Z-.6000 
N13 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N14 G0  Z.2000
N15  X3.1975
N16  Z0.1000
N17 G1  Z-.6000 
N18 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N19 G0  Z1.7500 M1
N20  X3.205
N21  Z0.1000
N22 G1  Z-.6000 F10 
N23 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N24 G0  Z1.7000 M09
N25  X0.000 Y0.0000 M05
N26 M30

New program.

N1 T1 M06
N2 G90.1 G00 X0 Y0
N3  S1200 M03
N4 G0 Z.5000 M08
N5  X3.1175  Y2.2500
N6  Z0.1000
N7 G1  Z-.6000  F6.00
N8 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N9 G0  Z.2000
N10  X3.1575
N11  Z0.1000
N12 G1  Z-.6000 
N13 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N14 G0  Z.2000
N15  X3.1975
N16  Z0.1000
N17 G1  Z-.6000 
N18 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N19 G0  Z1.7500 M1
N20  X3.205
N21  Z0.1000
N22 G1  Z-.6000 F10 
N23 G2 I2.0000  J2.2500
N24 G0  Z1.7000 M09
N25  X0.000 Y0.0000 M05
N26 M30

As you can see the only difference is at G90 to G90.1 but I told you it work perfect before with the G90 only. Im just making a circle on a piece of aluminum. For what you say I need to have both on my program . Does one have to be first or it make no differen .

G90.1 G0 X0 Y0
G90

OR

G90
G90.1 G0 X0 Y0

Thank you for all you help.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Problem running programs on Mach3
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:52:44 AM »
After checking all my settings on Mach3 and my Gcodes,  X,Y,Z points a lot of times for couple days, finally last night I found the problem.
I dont know why or when it change, but my programs have G90 for absolute programs, after searching online all the Gcodes I found out that if I use IJK in my program now it has to be G90.1 instead of the G90. My programs worked perfect before with the G90.
I tried last night and it cuts the part where it suppose to and its display on center of table.
One other thing I notice when it was running the program is that on the Mach3 screen spindle section, the spindle tab was blinking I think I saw something on the tutorial video, it should be a setting to stop the tab for been blinking. I look for it, beside that now is working perfect, I try the  other sample parts programs later this month.

Thank you.

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Mach3 under Vista / Problem running programs on Mach3
« on: October 12, 2016, 01:32:24 PM »
Hi, like the topic say, I have problems running the programs on mach3. hope somebody can help me or give me ideas what Im doing wrong.
Several years ago I was planning to machine aluminum parts (simple parts) on my table top mill so I download the demo version of Mach3 to my XP computer to try it first. I made several sample pieces and it works great but I had some medical and family problems so I couldnt continue to try it, after several years now I like to try it again. The problem was that my old XP computer where I had the program burn out so I had to buy a new one with windows 7, I download the Mach3 demo version again and I think I set up everything ok but when I load my old program to cut a sample part  it just star cutting on the wrong position. I rehome the machine a zero on my part several times but still want to cut on the different place than where it suppose.
When I load the old program  it shows the part on one side of my mill table (upper/right side) even though I zero my piece on the center of the table, it also shows the circle on my aluminum piece on the upper right side. I made a new program to see if that would fix it but the new program is different than my old one and I use the same drawing.
Does any body know if they change something on Mach3/Lacy cam in the past years?

Im cutting a circle on an aluminum piece. 4" X 4.250" and the center of circle is at X 2.00 Y2.250
Let me see if I can post the codes and some pics so people can see what Im talking about.

Thank you

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Ok I try that later today hope it works on my Autocad 2005 LT the same as yours. Which Autocad version do you have?.
Thank you

Jaime

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Hi Gerry thank you for the reply. I been thinking for couple days now how I did it. As far I can remember what I did was like I said.
First save the drawing as DXF file then I export it and save it as WMF after that I dont remember,but now that you mention  I think  after I save it I have to import it back to Autocad and they become DXF or something  like that and when Im done the text its lines and arcs.
I think it was this forum I read how people were doing it cause they have the same problem as me  with Autocad LT.
I keep looking and trying to see if I rmember how I did it, and see if some body here knos how its done.

Jaime

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Hi, like the tittle say. I need help to transfer Text from autocad to mach3. I did it before  last year but  I havent use it anymore and now that I need it I forgot how .
I have Autocad 2005 LT. It doesnt have the right tools to make the easy way.So by searching on line last year I found out how to do it and change the text to the right format to be lines and arcs. I only remember half of it.
After making the text in Autocad I need to save it as DXF then I have to export it as WMF  and save it, but I dont remember if thats the right steps or what to do after that.
I been trying like that but I dont get the text to become lines and arcs so I know I missing something.I just cant remember how.I been looking all over on line again but I cant find it any more.I know people were explaining it  in some forums.
If somebody know of remember how its done thank you for you help.
I know there are some free programs to do the same  but that was easier for me and it works perfect.

Thank you in advance.

Jaime

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Still confuse about Mach3
« on: June 14, 2013, 10:54:37 AM »
Hi RICH,, I almost got all the money to buy the program. Im saveing little every pay check but lot of bills every month. so its going to take me little longer than I was thinking from the beginning. For now I still setting up my machine and want to make sure everything works ok for parts I wan to make so when I buy the program it be ready. I dont want to get more than 500 lines. I know demo version only give you 500 lines but I only getting 50 lines now.
Its something wrong with program? Do I have to download it againg?.

thank you

Jaime

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Still confuse about Mach3
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:06:31 PM »
Hi RICH, I got the text working now. I did some changes in autocad and now when import the text to LC its showing normal, but when I inport it to Mach3  it only shows 50 lines and it should be about 150 -180 lines total. I run the mach3 with the 50 lines and it works ok.
For now I only got the demo version of Mach3 but it say's the limit its 500 lines for demo version. DoI have to change some setting  or Im doing something wrong again.

thank you

Jaime

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