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General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH VERSION R3.042.020 - MACH3TURN
« on: December 02, 2008, 12:25:32 PM »
Hi, All

I think the last ver Without the View problem is Mach3R.42.001.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:18:45 PM »
Hi, All

It's a Chess King, This is correct mode, Hear anyway, Radius mode and Reversed arc's unchecked.

I appears after Mach3R3.041 there are Display Issues in Mach3


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: ViaCad
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:06:15 PM »
Hi, TMan

Hears the DXF file of profile I used. Used LazyTurn to generate the Rough path and LazyCam to generate the Finish path.

Then combined the 2 post's and edited them into 1 post "G-code" File.

It's a pretty steep learning curve, The DXF's you use for generating your G-code need to Only have the Final Profile.

Hope this Helps, Iet us Now.

Thanks, Chip

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: ViaCad
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:37:04 AM »
Hi, TMan

Hear are some pic's of your dxf

# 1 is as you drew it, to much Info.
# 2 is as needed to generate a profile.
# 3 is pic of code generated.
# 4 is G-code to load in Mach3 Turn.

Getting late no time to exp further, tonight, Chip

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:02:57 PM »
Hi, Art & All

Having quite a few issues with latest LazyTurn, With openGL's with many dxf's that loaded fine before.

Any one else having display issues like this with Mach3R3.043.020 latest ver, First 2 pic's are latest ver, 3'rd is Mach3R3.041.

Pic's are LazyTurn/LazyCam Turn combo Post's I been tinkering with rough and finish code.

Hears a G-code.tap file of Graham's King Chess Piece with Arc's, It's use is where I noticed the Issue.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:42:10 AM »
Hi, Rich

It's not bad at all to do, Hears your test shape and G-code txt file.

Putting a lead-in in the dxf in some form could reduce the need for any transition G-code, It's to early to tell till things stabilize some.

The second pic shows some attention needed, But It's really nice for now.

I used a .1  (.050) step generated and a .025 offset in rough to allow material to be removed for final pass.  

Thanks, Chip

LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: November 30, 2008, 02:48:35 AM »
Hi, Rich

Your comment "- Have an option to save the profile outline only in GCODE ( Eventualy you'll be able to get it out of the code but it would be nice
                        to have for small turnings)."

You can basically do this now with LazyCam Turn, You need to edit the transition area for the Rough and Finish G-code, Copy the Finish G-code at the bottom of the Rough G-code file, Hears a Pic. and G-code example.

Edit: It was late, Didn't edit in change notes.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Inlay Question
« on: November 29, 2008, 08:32:48 PM »
Hi, Pete

Took a quick look, Think you need to put a box/border around the text to pocket out too.

Post your dxf please.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: ViaCad
« on: November 28, 2008, 08:37:42 PM »
Hi, TMan

Your dxf is 3-D, You need to draw the profile in 2-D for LCam to load it or use a Cad/Cam program to work with it as is.

edit: Draw it in std. X Y view, LazyTurn will post the G-code in X Z for turn/lathe use.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: November 28, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »
Hi, Art

This profile still seems to have issues, (8 Test.DXF below)

The post save feature 3 ver back would save without temp file needing to be used. ?

Looks like you may have sorted out the inch small values issue, What did you find. ?

Thanks, Chip