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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:45:01 AM »

I am attaching some DXF files with the following comments

A 1 , 2 , 3 and 6 cleaned and got code. I had to play around with the code but ok.
A 4 , 7 and 8 cleaned and converted but will not create profile no matter how much i play 
around with tools or parameters. I am allowed only 4 attachments will post the others in the next post
Any suggestions


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:32:12 AM »
Thanks Budman68
When someone tells you how you really feel stupid.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:12:02 AM »
Mother of all stupid questions
Here goes;
How do you attach a file say DXF to your post ?


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 28, 2008, 09:06:22 AM »
This reply makes me feel a lot better ;D

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 28, 2008, 02:16:30 AM »
Hi Guys

I am using ver 3.00.2 but have never seen a screen like that with the tool and the red arrow lines.
Am i living on the wrong planet or what? ???

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 26, 2008, 01:37:48 PM »
Hi Rich

Will do and will keep you posted. At the moment we have the Air show and
these are the only two days of the year the workshop is CLOSED.
Should be back in the den by Monday or maybe Sunday evening.
Take care

Spnar ;)

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 26, 2008, 01:32:05 AM »
Ok so it seems that we are on our own with Lazy Cam.
We have a similar problem weather wise you hate the cold and i hate the heat.
You should come over here July and August and you will get your batteries charged
up for a couple of years. ;D
Back to LcAM all i am asking for is a definition of the parameters. I am new here so
maybe i am wrong but if you are the man who wrote the code then i am sure you know
exactly what you want us to input in those dialog boxes.
Could you please shed some light.
Or should we just drop it and wait for Lturn
Yes it dose work with some dxf imports but very strangely enough it wont work with
very similar drawings.
I check my profiles with a drawing which shows the tool i will be using and move the tool
around so that i am sure i have the right clearances and radii .Still most profiles will not reach
a stage where i get code.
My only way out is as you said using wizards and connecting code.

I still believe that $75 is dirt cheap for this program if only we could get it to work ;)


LazyCam (Beta) / Lazy Cam pain
« on: September 25, 2008, 02:31:49 PM »
While i greatly appreciate the very valid effort by Rich.I still find it very hard to make some sense
out of this program.My efforts are up to now primarily directed to turning and have tried to follow
LazyCam manual for turning rev0 by Rich.For those who have downloaded this manual in chapter
Turning Tools and parameters Rich gives us a simple DXF and very rightly urges us to play around
with parameters in Tool selection.
If you change the back angle to 1 deg and create profile you get a turning pattern which looks Ok
If you change the back angle to 30 deg and create profile you get the same pattern
There are various examples of back angle settings which give the same pattern.
Having paid for this program i think i will persevere a little longer
What i really cannot understand is why the originators of this program havent at least given us a CLEAR
definition of what the various parameters and settings mean.
What is Back angle
What is Width(Grroving tool only)
and many others
No excuse of a Beta version here.
Even Rich who well ahead than i am in DECIFERING this utility is assuming things as he goes along
Please help us in understanding this program and start using it.That way we can share our experiences and maybe
come up with ideas to IMPROVE IT. ???

General Mach Discussion / Re: lpt problems
« on: September 17, 2008, 04:42:21 AM »
I am starting to thinkthat this has nothing to do with software or drivers .
This is some switching IC in my PC acting funny.
Yes the rev counter works and the revs it shows are realistic. It is only when the signal on pin 13 is kept high for some time that i notice this
On my pc inputs 11 and 13 are LOW from the pc.If this persists i will have to add another port and work from that.
I have checked on the net to see if there is any reason for this behavior with no luck.

Spnar :-\

General Mach Discussion / lpt problems
« on: September 16, 2008, 05:17:41 AM »
Hi Guys

I have set up the spindle index on input 13 port 1 and while testing found that if i leave this input high for a few seconds i get a pulse high
output from 2 , 3 and some other output. I tried input 11 which is the other available input i have with the same result.
From what i gather pin 13 is used as SELECT when this port is used for printer.I tried to change from SPP TO EPP with no success.
Can anyone tell me what is going on. ???


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