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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: New LazyCam has lots of problems
« on: December 04, 2006, 11:02:28 PM »
Hi, Art

The last 2 ver of LC fixed the most important items for me, Thanks.

Now theres only items of less importance for me anyway.

Just trying to report items that I haxe found on more than one computer and don't function as implied

Its a dirty job, thats why we spend so-much time helping others where we can.

Ill edit my previous post to reflect what is fixed or now usable for me.

Thanks Again, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LCAM V.2.66 download
« on: December 04, 2006, 07:35:48 PM »
Hi, Gianni

In Downloads above, Mach releases ( Free Unlimited Trial Version) Download LazyCam its listed as updated Nov 19-2006 but its ver. 2.0.020 updated today about moon.

There is a later version of LC in Mach3 R2.0.021 in Downloads, New I Think.

Hope this helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: New LazyCam has lots of problems
« on: December 04, 2006, 02:27:12 PM »
Hi, Art & Brian

Using LazyCam Ver 2.0.020 Mid day today , Nice Job what a Fast Re-D-O-O,  It seam's Less Confusing and More Stable..

Thanks for fixing the G41/G42 issue's..

I have Att. Test File0002.DXF, I've used it for a long time to est with.

When loading this file I find the following Issue's,

1. Auto Optimize is set to Optimize, Doesn't Optimize the first layer 0, Its Just a Square..

>> Redrew the square its fine now (Auto Optimize doesn't work in auto, did before till last several versions)

>> Auto Optimize un-checked imports fine Now, Thanks ! ! !

Auto Clean & Optimize Buttons, Leave Layers 0 and 1, Removes all remaining layers 3, 4, 5..

>> Auto Clean dosent change drawing as above now this is Good.<<

>>Optimize Buttons, Leave Layers 0 and 1, Removes all remaining layers 3, 4, 5. ? <<

Earlier Ver. of New LC, worked fine all 5 layers.

2. Layer 4 has Dot's only, 5 dot's, If Default startup is set to remove Dot's, It leaves 2 out of the 5.

>> All Dots still not removed, can remove them manually OK, Just pointing out. <<.

Items 1 and 2 would really help out, 3 and 4 just info.

>> Items 3,4 the same <<

3. If Mach & LC resides in other than Mach3 Folder, like Mach3R2.0.010.

The Gcode post's In Automatic to (Mach3R2.0.010\ gcodetest55Dotpolyline.tap), rather than Mach3R2.0.010\gcode\test55Dotpolyline.tap.

After first  "Auto-Post", LC error's (File Creation "Error" OK), Need's a back-slash gcode "\" test55Dotpolyline.tap.

This has been posted by several folk's, other than Me..

4. Also if  Mach3 Resides in (Mach3 Folder) and (Automatic Generate File Name is Un-Checked), File is posted correct, But doesn't Auto-Up-Load to Mach3.

Please give it a Look.

>> Thanks Again ,Chip

Thanks, Chip.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Help! Please! this Chaos has to stop!
« on: December 03, 2006, 12:06:15 AM »
Hi, Greg

If your using Backlash, CV Mode needs to be off, set to Exact Stop Mode.

Are all axises losing steps.

Thanks Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Pimp my Lcam
« on: December 02, 2006, 12:17:53 AM »
Hi, Brian

Just an up-date, New LC, Didn't fix any of the issues I sent you, o-well.

Thanks, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Pimp my Lcam
« on: December 01, 2006, 03:35:18 PM »
Hi, Brian

Any idea when new LC ver. will be out fixing the AutoClean and Optimise features with multi layer DXF ?

Have you had time to look at my DXF file below, post it and see the errors that I was talking about ?

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Slave A & X problems.
« on: November 29, 2006, 09:57:15 PM »
Hi Zoltan

I took a look at your XML file, The only thing I see is your X axis is set in Motor tuning, To X 44, 12000, 500 and A is 2000, 120, 4.

I think A is set to default settings, Probably whats Wrong.

I've never used pin 1 for motor output, I Think it was used for printer strobe, Just shied away from it, It may be fine though.

Most use X- 3, 2, Y- 5, 4, Z- 7, 6, A- 9, 8.

Try this XML,

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Bridgeport extrak retrofit
« on: November 29, 2006, 09:15:45 PM »
Hi, Rogerbsstt

As Hood stated, 1 pin will do it all, series wired normally closed switches, gives you Home and -X ,-Y and Z.

Then setup Soft limits will cover the rest.

You'll really like the extra Z spindle feature.

Thanks, Chip 

General Mach Discussion / Re: Bridgeport extrak retrofit
« on: November 29, 2006, 01:02:31 PM »
Hi, Rogerbsstt

I have a series 2 Bridgeport, just starting conversion, It has a Z table with stepper also, they used an air cylinder assist for counter balance (shop air), Will allow 1000 Lbs on table.

Has a Quill-master Z spindle (air / hydraulic) 8 position adjustable stops, not sure I'll leave it or not. Encoder will be added ether way.

Hope your conversion is going well.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Question on Probing and Mach3
« on: November 28, 2006, 01:18:42 PM »

Hi,Art, Brian and All

Is there a way Mach3 can follow a X,Y path, set to pick-up Z value (set to probe at X Y move distance  say .250) and incorporate it into a new file with X Y Z moves.

Need to trim off some excess edges, on some (one off) curved shapes 2 x 4 feet, plasma, Water-jet ?.

Any Thoughts Ideas ??

Thanks, Chip