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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam Evaluation
« on: April 30, 2007, 12:13:57 AM »
Hi, Bill, Brian

I just wanted to see the 25 layer DXF, Cutting something like this doesn't sound Lazy to me.

Post your 25 layer DXF (Sounds like a can of worms, Don't take the lid off), Use the reply button more options there,

You wearing me out reading all this, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Loading Mach 3 2 65
« on: April 29, 2007, 03:18:02 PM »
Hi, Bogger44

Post your G-code file, Click on reply button there options to post your files there.

Under Config, General Config "Distance Mode and IJ Mode" the ABS and INC may be set wrong , change the IJ to opposite value.

In your G-code check near the top of your code for a G90, If there is a G91.1 or g90.1 on the same line, Edit and put it on it's own line.

G90, G91, G90.1, G91.1, Can't be on the same line.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: 40000 steps per
« on: April 29, 2007, 02:47:37 AM »
Hi, Glenn

See your using Gecko's, sounds like your using 10 micro step mode ?.

Dose it have the G901 Step pulse multiplier board, For use with G201 and G202 drives 1, 2, 5 or 10 step pulses out for every input step,

Jumper settable resolution.

Pull the cover off of one of your Gecko's and check is there a plug-in board on top of the main board (Just about half the size of the main

board), If so you can use a lower micro step setting 1, 2, 5, Check the Gecko website for G210 and compare the board layout.

If not, what's the ratio between your stepper and lead screw and the lead screw turns per inch.

Check this Out, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: re: Mach-3 for a lathe
« on: April 28, 2007, 09:47:31 PM »
Hi, Dennis

Don't now if you've found the "Tab Key" Pop-up Window, It will allow you to set a step distance in the Cycle Jog Step by clicking on it or entering a value in the Window just to the right,

The "Jog Mode" just below it will allow you to set Cont., Step Modes and (MPG Mode if hooked up also), set it to Step Mode, will help you hear.

There a pop-up calculators option you can turn on also, Under Operator tab (Click on it and any time you click on a value entry display it will pop-up .

Your rite So-Many options and some are hard to find in Manual (Its hard to keep up with all the addons in the manual)

Hope this Helps on the L-Curv..., Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: CNC lathe
« on: April 28, 2007, 09:02:56 PM »
Hi, Dfurlano

Most of the Lathes out there, " I now of " need some conversion or interface work.

I'm sure others will post more info for you.

Just a start Hear, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: re: Mach-3 for a lathe
« on: April 28, 2007, 08:49:03 PM »
Hi, Dennis

Mach's default jog speed (Arrow Keys) is about F6, 6 in a min., A G00 will run at your max Velocity setting speed.

Try a G01 Z-1, Maybe thats what's going on hear, But the run-away issue must be your Step's Per aren't set right.

I've sent you a Personal Msg.

Post your XMl File as Hood Asked, It's in your Mach3 Folder. C:\Mach3\Mach3Turn.XML, or where ever Mach3 is install on your computer.

Sometimes the install to Dir is Mach3R183.....?, If you didn't change it at Select Destination Directory window during your install

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« on: April 28, 2007, 08:11:13 PM »
Hi, Dennis

Have you changed the settings under step 3 on turn options tab.

Post your DXF, There are still some post problems with the current ver. of LC lathe.

Theres a new LazyCam that will be out soon.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: re: Mach-3 for a lathe
« on: April 28, 2007, 03:32:53 PM »
Hi, Dennis

Looking through your previous post's, Gecko's and CNC4PC your double opto-isolated, Have you try-ed increasing your Step's, Dir., Pulse's to 5 under Motor tuning, If its at 0 there may not be enough delay time there for both opto's to see the pulses.

As far as your Vel & Accl, Set them low values (v, 50, A 10 or so), Adjust the Steps Per till there accurate, Then increase Vel to a speed your confortable with or loosing steps then back it off some, Then increase the Accl up the same way and back it off also.

Is this stepper or servo system ?

Hope this Helps, Chip

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: trouble in dxf import
« on: April 26, 2007, 05:15:01 PM »
Hi, Bibox

What Post Processor are you using, LazyCam Pro has a Hot Wire Post option have you looked at it.

Depending on how complex your drawings are manual g-code may be an option, most Post Processors Optimize the drawings to some degree.

Thanks, Chip


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: trouble in dxf import
« on: April 26, 2007, 04:19:43 PM »
Hi, Bibox

Post your DXF & LazyCam Tap files so we can take a look at them.

Thanks, Chip