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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Rotating Drawing
« on: January 24, 2008, 04:10:15 PM »
Hi, Jim

Maybe it's the Driver, Is it ps/2 compatible mouse, Tried changing the driver, Updating it. ?

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lcam 2.0...
« on: January 24, 2008, 02:13:43 PM »
Hi, Steve

LC should work fine, The Pro ver. adds Offset's, Pocketing and Turn Features.

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Rotating Drawing
« on: January 24, 2008, 01:52:05 PM »
Hi, Jim

Look in Windows, Start, Control Panel, "Mouse", Hardware, Properties, Advanced Settings, Check/Select "Wheel Detection" is set to "Assume wheel is present".

You'll  be prompted to Restart Windows, Using Win XP hear.

Hope this Helps, Chip

Hi, Pchumphry

The lower part that's "gray" is part of the "full" screen.set. See below.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Tony

Like I stated, At the moment I would just like to see a good Cut Profile, and let Me worry about the Tool/Tip BA Relationship, Maybe make it a check box option.

Hi, Jhowelb A rapid now and then, Keeps you on your toes, HU !!, Find that Rapid X## Z##, Edit in a Z## move just before it.

I think theres a Tun-up for Turn Soon, I hope.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Guy's

As far as i now, It set's a tool & tip angle relationship, In the Pic. below, The .5 BA, LC Skip's the part of the profile where the tool/tip would interfere with the profile.

The 5.5 BA, LC Cut's the complete profile where the tool/tip doesn't interfere with the profile.

At the moment I would just like to see a good Cut Profile, and let Me worry about the Tool/Tip BA Relationship.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem zeroing to part
« on: January 20, 2008, 02:09:56 AM »
Hi, Michael

It could be allot of thing's, Use the REPLY Button and attach your G-Code Fie.

Did you get a startup XML file for the Mill, And setup/startup instruction's.?

Your RhinoCAM may be posting code for a larger Tool Diameter than your using. ?

On the MDI Page, Click on the Input Line, Type G01 X1 F10 Enter, Did the X axis move 1 inch. ?

Steps Per in Motor tuning may be set wrong.

Just a Start.

Let US  Now, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor ratings for dyna 3000 lathe
« on: January 20, 2008, 01:24:15 AM »
Hi, Kaderick

If your using Gecko's or a Control Board with Current Setting Feature, Your power supply should be close to the max volt's for the control board/box.

Example: Gecko's are rated 80 volt's and up to 7 Amp's w/Heat-Sink, Current is set on the gecko, Limiting the Amp's to the rating of your Stepper Motor.

You don't really need to now the volt's with above type controls. Your motors after running for awhile should be hot enough that.

If you put your hand on it, You really feel the need to Turn it lose in 2-3 seconds, Pretty warm.

If you have a  stepper, 2.5 Amp's, "X" 3 ohm's = 7.5 Volt's "Ohm's Law", The margin between 7.5 and 80 volt's is 26.666 times the volts you need.

This difference is used up as the stepper goes faster to maintain the Amp's at 2.5 until 80 volt's is reached, then the torque drops off.

That's where you start losing step's more or less, Some what simplified, Lot's on the Web to see on this.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: milling problems
« on: January 19, 2008, 05:25:51 PM »
Hi, Johan

Could be a backlash problem, how far off is the square and circle.

Check in Config, General Config, Are you in Exact Stop Mode, Should be.

Try reducing your Feed Rate, Program Run Screen, Override down arrow. 

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie questions... Lazy Cam/Mach 3
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:14:37 PM »
Hi, Bruce

There is a learning curve, Just jump in with latest ver. of Mach3, Non lic. ver have a 500 line G-code limit.

LazyCam has changed for many reasons and is getting better all the time, It's still Bata version.

Allot of the Videos need updating, It's just a mater of time, But there very valuable and give you incite into Mach3.

I'd suggest Making a Folder/Sub-Dir, C:\Mach3Install to save your Install versions in, Then if you have problems you can re-install an older ver if Needed.

Slow your feed rate down on Program Run Screen/Override or change the F speed  settings in your G-code.

Hope this Helps, Chip