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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCAM stopped posting GCode
« on: March 02, 2008, 02:42:08 PM »
Hi, Scot

Dose your Setup, Posting Option look something like this ?

Post your DXF file, Use the REPLY button then Attach Option.

Some dxf's can have problems, Dose LC Post your earlier dxf's properly ?

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Axis only goes one way
« on: March 01, 2008, 09:22:13 PM »
Hi, Monte

That will do it every time.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Axis only goes one way
« on: March 01, 2008, 09:10:11 PM »
Hi, Monte

Check in Config, Ports/Pins, Motor Output's, Change the Dir & Step Low-Active state, thay all should be set to "X" or "Check", If your axises don't run in the correct Direction , Use "Reversed" in Config, Home & Limits page.

Hope this Helps, Chip

PS: Can't remember where to turn him off

Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / Re: Problems with Mach3
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:22:26 PM »
Hi, Chico

Another one that's easy to miss is config, ports/pins, Motor Outputs, Step/Dir Port assignment to port 1.

May be It, Chip

Hi, Rene

M1 is optional program stop, Just pauses G-code.

Remarked out allot of the top code, Added some lines of G-code hear and there..

I think it will do what you want, It's sloppy but should work, Looks good hear.

Set cutter to touch top of material at corner and zero axies.

Check with solidcam, See if thay have a Mach3Mill.Post.

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCam Pro question
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:59:14 PM »
Hi, Saumur

Is it a Lathe profile your looking for ?

Your dxf diden't clean up weii, Loaded it in BobCad, traced it and saved under dif name.

Is this what its should look like.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Mach3R3.037 & Windows Task Manager CPU % Load
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:20:54 AM »
Hi, All

Running Mach3R3.00.37 hear On two computers at home for testing and Internet use and Mach Support. Both around 2.000 mhz and 2 gigs Memory,

One Dedicated to Mill/lathe Testing, No Internet, Minimal Programs open at a time.

The other, 3 monitors,, 8 or 9  programs running  all the time, Cad, Internet, Skype, You name It, I think there's a Kitchen sink hooked up on this one somewhere.

For the most part, Both Run Mach3 Just Fine, This one the sink drains slow from time to time and causes "Pul's Int." to be a little wacky sometimes.

Have a couple of questions dealing with CPU % usage.

1. When running a G-code file with or without M30 or M02 at the end of G-code, CPU usage returns to 00-06 % when finished.

When running a G-code file and Feed-Hold or Stop is used, CPU usage romaines high, Sometimes 85-95 % CPU usage in Tool-Path page "Larger View Screen more CPU required".

If you change Screen/Pages, "Remember your still in feed-hold or Stop", But the CPU Speed then Drop's to 00-06 %.

Shouldn't it fall to this, Without switching Screen/page's ?

2. I've noted in MDI & MPG Moves, The View-Screen's doesn't update to it's True Position after a move.

It only updates on/during the next move sequence or a mouse click "In the screen view area".
This doesn't appear to happen while running G-code with or without a Feed-Hold or Stop. Been this way for a long time.

3. Is the Mill feed-hold Jog inhibit going to be Reinstated, It seems to be working in Lathe ?

4. Do you think Item "1" may be causing some of the issues with MDI, JOG, Macro's and VB-scrip's ?

CPU Load can Creep up to 98/100 % at times and if you Minimize Mach in this state, You Can't Do Much At ALL in Windows, The Pic below took a lot of fiddling to get .

My Temp Fix Hear is, Change Screen/Pages back and forth a couple times in Mach3 before Minimizing to do other Windows Work.

Thanks, Chip

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Drawing an Airfoil for LCam
« on: February 28, 2008, 11:57:12 PM »
Hi, RC

Would you post the link for the airfoils.

Is this the one ?  http://isoar.ca/~andrewm/rc/airfoils/index.html

Thanks, Chip

Edit: Thanks, RC, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: lazycam pro not importing dxf's
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:49:31 PM »
Hi, RC

It's set to .001 hear working pretty good, On the Cut data it will post a rapid hight of 1 inch if I don't use "Set Layers/Set All Layers" Button.

Hears my LC XML, Re-name yours & re-name this one to LazyCam and see if it helps.

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: lazycam pro not importing dxf's
« on: February 27, 2008, 04:37:41 PM »
Hi, Mike

Using LC 3.00.2 hear it loads fine hears a pic and a .LCAM file of it.

I think if you'll setup some tools and set the cut height's and close LC, It should save them as defaults.

Hope this Helps, Chip