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General Mach Discussion / Re: got the 4th axis running
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:29:50 AM »
Hi, Josh

Hears a little bit of A axis G-code for 8 holes .250 deep, Also has a couple examples of Gear teeth cutting.

It uses some INC G-code and Subroutine Call's, Setting's page, Set A rot. dia. to 2 inch's and zero axes above part. 

Have some fun, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and a tube bender
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:12:38 AM »
Hi, Scott

New there was probably a better way, I can get part of your suggested code to work, But getting allot of Syntax Errors when trying to toggle the ON/OFF state in the button script.

Just in over my head as usual, Got to get some Sleep, Been at the Airport all night working.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and a tube bender
« on: February 15, 2009, 10:37:30 PM »
Hi, Brenton

I think this will do what you want, Put these in your buttons, Got to run out, Il'l be back in awhile.

'CW M3 Button*********************

If IsOutputActive( OUTPUT1 ) Then
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT1 )
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT2 )

   Code "M5"
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT2 )
   ActivateSignal  ( OUTPUT1 )
End If

'CCW M4 Button***********************

If IsOutputActive( OUTPUT2 ) Then
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT2 )
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT1 )

   Code "M5"
   DeActivateSignal( OUTPUT1 )
   ActivateSignal  ( OUTPUT2 )
End If

Edit: Well out a little later than I expected, There may be a better way to do this, Haven't tested it thoroughly hear for proper operation.

May need a lockout relay to ensure CW & CCW don't interfere with each other, Proceed with "Caution" !!!!.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with outputs
« on: February 14, 2009, 12:56:25 PM »
Hi, Robhi

What are you trying to turn on, Have you used the appropriate M-code to turn it on & off ?.

Have you tried changing the Active Low state in ports & pins ?.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: What version of LCam??
« on: February 06, 2009, 12:18:10 AM »
Hi, Brian

I just downloaded the LazyCam 3.00.2_Update, The LazyCam.exe in it is 3.00 and not the 3.00.2 ver., Don't no Why though.

The LazyCam_Update is the one you want, It has the updated dll's used in LazyTurn and should be the latest.

Sound's like that's the one you have installed, Most of the dll's file's have a Date of 03/31/2008.

Hears a copy of LazyCam 3.00.2.exe, Just re-name it to LazyCam and copy it to your C:\Mach3\ folder (Std. default location}.

I've never had any issues with installing new ver.'s on-top of previous ver.'s hear.

Hope this Helps, Chip

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: japanese font can't be used
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:07:27 PM »
Hi, k.kuramochi

Hears the original dxf, Whin I uploaded it the font letters changed to numbers.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: japanese font can't be used
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:40:55 AM »
Hi, k.kuramochi

Got your dxf, Several issues, The file name isn't recognized, I renamed it ttest.dxf, It's standard dxf AC1014 format but your Japanese Font is not recognized by LazyCam, Only 2 of my cad programs would even see it as Font's, See below.

There is a Autodesk/Autocad utility that may convert the format for you.


Direct to the 2 files you may need:  http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=8109007&linkID=9240618

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: G04 Dro number
« on: February 04, 2009, 11:43:41 PM »
Hi, Olov

I don't think theres a DRO for that, There is a Check Box in General Configuration to treat the G04 value as mil-a-second's or second's though.


FAQs / Re: MAXNC15
« on: February 04, 2009, 11:21:03 PM »
Hi, Artrans

Don't be in a hurry hear, You need to do some research on G-code, Lot's of info hear, Top of this page under Support, Documtation section you'll find Mach3 manuals that will give you lot's of info.

Your g-code will cut your rod in 3 part's as it is now, You need edit the dxf and remove some of the lines, Look at the second picture hear, This is how the outer part of the rod should be drawn.

Don't get frustrated, It took you awhile to learn the in's and out's on transmissions also, I'd Guess.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: japanese font can't be used
« on: February 04, 2009, 09:43:15 PM »
Hi, k.kuramochi

Post your dxf file so we can look at it.

Do you have the Ignore "Text Entities" box un-checked in Setup, Loading Options in LazyCam.