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Probeit from http://www.craftycnc.com/probe-it-wizard-mach3/ has an auto G68 routine, but you will need to buy a probe.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 2.5d probe technique
« on: October 20, 2015, 04:28:21 AM »
With ProbeIt, run your perimeter routine, writing to a DXF. When finished with the perimeter, DO NOT CLOSE THE FILE.
Now change to the Surface X/Z page and do your surface probing. The Z data will be written to the original DXF. Now you can close the DXF, and view as 3D in your CAD.
I use Probeit for edgefinding, centering, bore and post indicating, confirming tram and lots more. Best $30 ever.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Part --> Material realization display
« on: March 01, 2015, 12:04:12 AM »
Re-assigned an un-used button - works perfectly.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Part --> Material realization display
« on: February 28, 2015, 10:04:30 PM »
That's clever. I will try my hand at editing the screen set.
Thanks.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Part --> Material realization display
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:17:12 PM »
How do you get Mach3 to show the stock size?

I don't recall seeing a reference to this feature before.

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Using the tooltable option
« on: January 14, 2015, 04:08:04 PM »
OK, I have done some further testing.
I always install programs in custom locations, usually on a different drive to the system. It allows me to sort programs into categories.
I have now re-installed MACH3 to the default c:\MACH3 location and your dropdown now reads the description correctly.
Strange - I would have thought that if it could find the file, it would read it correctly. Maybe there is something unusual in the format of the .DAT file.
Anyhow, it now works correctly. Incidentally, the problem and fix apply to both WIN XP and WIN 7.

Thanks for your help - love the wizards.

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Using the tooltable option
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:34:05 PM »
Using a home constructed system, so nothing unusual.
I understand the description should be added in MACH3 config, but the issueis that your dropdown does not read the description in the tooltable.
See attached image

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Using the tooltable option
« on: January 13, 2015, 03:51:09 PM »
When using the 'Tool Properties' page in the NFS Wizards, if I use the 'Select Tool From Table' option, the dropdown shows the contents of the MACH3 Tooltable as expected.
However, the dropdown shows the tool number and size correctly, but displays 'Unknown' as the description.
How can I populate the MACH3 Tooltable to display a meaningful description in the dropdown?

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