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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Won't do offsets
« on: February 24, 2009, 03:37:47 AM »
Hi, Vince

Well I can get it to offset one at a time, Hears the LCam file's for you to work with, LCam still has allot of issues.

It's late, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam File Save Type
« on: February 23, 2009, 11:06:03 PM »
Hi, Darrell

Post your G-code file, I think I have a program that will convert it back to dxf.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: February 23, 2009, 01:29:31 PM »
Hi, Art

I.ve done a little more checking on Post's, They seem to post properly hear, Rad. & Dia.

1. In the LT display there is a issue when setting stock size value, It hangs the ruler values pop-up white windows if you change the value and remains frozen till you reset the  Profile Diameter.

2. In Dia. mode the left side Tool Path Data "Per Pass" value is 1/2 the value it should be, It should show Rough Profile "Depth Per Pass" setting value.

This version is working much faster for sure.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Missing steps in Y axis only
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:29:51 PM »
Hi, Bill

Glad you got it sorted out, Hard to say on the encoder, Defective, Damaged on install, Just try to keep them shielded and clean.

Gecko's do have some safeguards, If it see's more than 128 inputs pulses with no encoder movement thy err/trip out, But on re-set it's not seeing any input pulses, So it has no way to know, That's why you have that big red E-stop Button.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Sub Programs
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:04:33 PM »
Hi, Ernie

Hears an Example to look at.

G90 G80 G40 ;set's Mach to proper mode
G91.1 ;set's Mach to proper mode

G00 x0 y0 z0 ; First Location
M98 P12 L1 ; Subroutine Call,"P" set's file name to "O10", "L" set's repeat times

G00 x0 y1 z0 ; Second Location
M98 P12 L1 ; Subroutine Call,"P" set's file name to "O10", "L" set's repeat times

G00 x0 y0 z0 ; Start Location
M30 ; end & rewind G-code
% ; end of G-code

g91 ; INC mode set
g01 z-.0 f59
g01 z-.05 f59
g01 x-.5 y0 z0 
g01 z-.05 f59
g00 x.5 y0 z0
g01 z.1 f50
G90 ; ABS mode set
m99 ; ---- Subrutine Return


General Mach Discussion / Re: Missing steps in Y axis only
« on: February 21, 2009, 05:19:26 PM »
Hi, Bill

Sounds like your encoder is bad, Swap your Y Gecko to one of the axises that's working, The terminal strips will un-plug.

A Gecko without a encoder will run off in one direction on re-set looking for encoder pulses.

Mach will continue to count if your axis trips unless you've wired the err/trip signal to Mach to halt it.


General Mach Discussion / Re: New error message: "Radius to end of arc"...
« on: February 20, 2009, 06:44:04 PM »
Hi, Mtripoli

On the MDI line enter a G91.1 or G90.1, Probably some other G-code you were running set the "IJ's" from INC to ABS Mode, Try G91.1 first.

A good habit to get into is, In the top of your G-code files, Insert Pre-Amble code to set Mach to a default State to load your G-code Files.

G-code can set mach in to many states, It for the most part remaines that way till set back again.

G20 G90 ; G20 set's Inch mode G90 set's ABS Dist. mode.
G91.1 ; set's IJ's to inc. mode, need's to be on it's own line.

Might be IT, Chip 

General Mach Discussion / Re: got the 4th axis running
« on: February 19, 2009, 11:16:30 AM »
Hi, Josh

Yes, The feed rate will be based on the stock diameter, As your finding, A axis setting will need to be changed depending on the job setup.


General Mach Discussion / Re: got the 4th axis running
« on: February 18, 2009, 09:53:10 PM »
Hi, Josh

The use diameter for feedrate uses the, Setting's page, Set A rot. Dia. "value" to calculate the F speed in relationship to the part Diameter.

360 rollover, When the A axis hit's 360 it reverts to 0 deg. value, With out it checked axis will continue to count up and if you issue a A0 the axis will reverse direction.

Play with these settings and G-code to see how thay respond.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:41:48 PM »
Hi, Art

Most files hear seem to load fine, But I did have some lockup's with generating rough passes that seemed to be associated with Pullout Clearance values.

Testing the new 17-3 now,

Posting seems fine in Radius mode, Have a couple questions about Diameter mode and "PerPass" values, Shouldn't it stay the same as Rough Profile

"Depth Per Pass" value no madder whether your in Radius or Dia. Mode.

Edit: Someone check me on this, It appears that Dia. mode post is off, Per pass is good at .1, But Dia. is 2 times to big.

Hears the DXF, It's round numbers, 1 unit minor dia. by 1.5 unit major dia. by 4 unit's Long. LCam set to Dia and Mach set to dia. mode also.

Getting Late Thanks, Chip