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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:53:59 PM »
The license is the same as the addons. As long as you have that license any of the Mach addons will run.

It is still supported, however no bugs have been reported in a long time, and no updated kit has been released. I think it is included in the mach3 download.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:12:11 PM »
I believe 2.04X is the latest. I will talk to Brian about fixing this.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:24:49 AM »
OK, sorry, I missed that line. Should stop reading forums after bedtime.

the "G01 Z0.0000 F322.55 " is doing a rapid drop to the surface of the work- its still above the work, in the air, so I move rapid to save time.
Then the F 0.5 is  issued because we are at the surface and starting to plunge into the work.
The next move is the plunge to the first cut so we must use the plunge rate.

The error in the code is that we should then issue a feedrate  because we start to make X,Y moves. In fact because of the model nature of G01, all the following G01 moves will be to slow.

You want to edit the code to add an F322.5 to the line "X5.7321 Y2.7321 "

I thought this got fixed some time ago, but to be honest I have not made an update in some time. Are you running the latest version?

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Wizard Feed Rate
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:51:10 PM »
I am not sure what you see. the comments show you have a feed rate of 322.5500 and a plunge rate of just 0.5. That sounds really strange, did you enter those values in the tool screen? I dont think the program would have calculated such values.

I dont see the code using that plunge rate anywhere.  Please give me the line number where you see  that.

Code: [Select]
(posted for Aluminum )
(Strategy: Equal )
(Rapid height: 1.0000  Clearance height: 0.0500 )
G98 G80 G17 G90 G54 G64 G91.1

G21 G90
(***New Tool Selected***)
(ToolNum: 01  Diameter: 3.0000  )
(Feed: 322.5500  SFM: 152.0000  Plunge: 0.5000  ChipLoad: 0.0100  )
M06 T1 ()
G43 H1
M03 S16128
(***Cut Rectangle***)
(Xorign: 5.0000  Yorign: 0.0000  Length 2.0000  Width: 2.0000  CorR: 0.0000  InOut: 02  )
(Ztop: 0.0000  Zdepth: -0.5000  Zstep: 0.5000 )
(will make  1.0000  cuts of:  0.5000 )
(Rotated around X,Y orign by 30.0000 degrees)
G00 Z1.0000
X4.0000 Y1.7321
G01 Z0.0000 F322.55
X5.7321 Y2.7321
X6.7321 Y1.0000
X5.0000 Y0.0000
X4.0000 Y1.7321
G00 Z1.0000
M30 (end of file)

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Spindle Override
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:17:07 PM »
Yes, that confirms my results that spindle takes a lower value than Feed and Rapid. In the API doc it looks like they take the same values. I see no reason for that, probably an original bug that wold break a lot of scripts now  if  it was changed.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Toggle button
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:14:24 PM »
Thank you Cbyrdtopper that works perfectly. I also did the equivalent for reverse.

That was the last problem on my new control I have built for a friend to replace a dead Centroid.

I had a chance to visit this shop a few days ago. He has made a fully functional colt all of wood. Well, functional in that every internal piece is there, I dont think it will fire. He also makes very fine pistol grips. He has 4 mills running, all  on Mach3 with some amazing control work.


Mach4 General Discussion / Toggle button
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:52:40 AM »
I have built a panel with several buttons and a PoKey56E. I want two buttons to be a toggle for spindle on/off in forward and reverse. I used this code in the signal script.

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[mc.ISIG_INPUT7] = function (state)
   if (state == 1) then   
       mc.mcCntlSetLastError(inst, "Spindle Forward Off");
       mc.mcSpindleSetDirection(inst, 0);
        mc.mcCntlSetLastError(inst, "Spindle Forward ");
        mc.mcSpindleSetDirection(inst, 1);     

Problem is when the button is pressed the signal is called and the function turns on, but as soon as the button is released the signal script sees the change and call the function again, turning the spindle off.

Any idea how to handle this? Is there a way to only see the signal when it rises, not on any change?

Mach4 General Discussion / Spindle Override
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:48:18 AM »
I have built a panel with a PoKey56E and several buttons, and 3 pots. I want to control Feed, Rapid and Spindle overrive.

The example in the PoKeys doc shows converting the analog reading for Feed and Rapid to a number between 0 and 100. It does not show an example for Spindle. I have found the spindle function requires a 0 to 1 number, not 0 to 100.

I suspect this is a bug?

PoKeys / Re: Analog Device for Feed Rate Override on Pokeys57CNC
« on: November 09, 2016, 06:29:33 PM »
I followed your blog entry to setup an analog  input. The register files shows the changing values as I turn the pot, but the script gives and error pointing to the line I added to the PLc script. I have rechecked and I have the line entered correctly.

Any hint on debugging this/

Are your blog reports available to print? I would like to print them to have by my system in the shop.