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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Mill Rectangle Spiral Z Step
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:27:07 PM »
In the Newfangled Mach 3 Wizard, when milling a circle or rectangle cutout, there is the option to cut inside or outside the shape and to either use a plunge cut or a ramp cut for each z step specified - moving to the depth and then cutting the circle/rectangle; and ramping downward while cutting the circle/rectangle at a rate of one Z Step per pass of the cutout respectively.

So far in the Newfangled Mill Wizard, with milling circles and rectangles, there is the option to cut inside, outside, or groove (which is a nice addition) and with circles there is the option for either a plunge or ramp cut, but only the ramp angled plunge option for rectangles.

I'm looking for the option to spiral cut downward when cutting rectangles, so that if I do not want to cut extra material while the tool is spiraling to the correct depth inside/outside the rectangle, I do not need to manually calculate the toolpath and use the groove option.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Mill Rectangle Spiral Z Step
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:05:43 AM »
Is there a plan in the future to add a Spiral Z Step option to the Rectangle mill? It would be nice to have the option to do a ramp mill like in the Mach3 Wizard, especially when the option already exists for milling circles in the Mill Wizard.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Machine Max Limits
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:35:21 AM »
It looks like there is also a problem with "MaxPlunge". I've added [MachineSettings] with MaxRPM, MaxFeed, and MaxPlunge. and the RPM and Feed Rate load up as the Machine Max Limits, but Max Plunge Rate stays at the default 60.00.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Machine Max Limits
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:04:46 AM »
Ron's initial reply to this topic indicates that the values are supposed to be saved. This appears to simply be a bug.

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Machine Max Limits
« on: December 16, 2014, 08:16:44 AM »
I am having the same problem with setting the Machine Max Limits. I also edited the .ini file, presuming that:
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is the correct section for the Machine Max Limits.

Every time I start the Newfangled Mill Wizard, the Machine Max Settings default to:
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Max Spindle RPM = 4500.0
Max Feed Rate = 100.00
Max Plunge Rate = 60.00

The values of 4500, 4500.0, 100, 100.0, 100.00, 60, 60.0, and 60.00 do not appear anywhere in the .ini file, so I am not sure where these values are being pulled from.

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