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There are just some combinations of Tool Comp and Fixture offsets that Mach3 cannot deal with(BUG) Other combinations will work fine. It just depends.

(;-) TP

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Pecking
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:20:04 PM »
This may help


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OK I took some more time to recreate your code AND you have run into one of the Mach3 bugs dealling with Tool Comp.

Ther is NOT way around it and Mach3 will never be fixed for that problem. 

Sorry, (;-) TP

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Pecking
« on: January 13, 2015, 07:16:57 PM »
What RPM are you drilling at ?  A drill that small needs to be zinging along RPM wise to cut smooth.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Probe set up in Mach 3
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:43:50 PM »
WHICH Dig Wizard are you trying to run ??  ONE is broken and will not run in Mach3 anymore.

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing Slaved Axis Y(A)
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:30:28 AM »
IF you are going to Home slaved axis (YA) then you need to use RefCombination() to do the slaved axis  (YA).

Just a thought, (;-)

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Lock Settings with Macro
« on: January 13, 2015, 02:35:18 AM »
You can LOCK/UNLOCK the system menus from the operator Menu.

Somewhere in the Normal Screenset (1024.set) add a button and create the code to toggle to the Simple screenset.
DoOemButton(232)

Then create a Simple Screen page (*.sset) with 1 page  Page Zero. Leave it empty EXCEPT for 1 button to return Back to the normal page.  Make this button code as a password function.

IF Question("PassCode ?") = 123456 THEN
DoOemButton(232)

End IF


NOW When you are ready to leave the machine Press the screen button to leave. It will go to the empty screenset THEN from the OPERATOR menu LOCK out the menus with a password (Remember the password)


To return to normal  Press the button on the empty screen enter the PassCode to toggle back to the normal screen. Then GOTO operator menu and UNLOCK the Menus.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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AS to =/- XY if you noticed you moved from a +XY position to a -XY position . To start out it is BEST to keep all the points in the +XY quadrant where all numbers are Positive.
It is NOT a must do but makes it much easier to read and understand the moves.

Read up in Peters book on tool offsetting G41/42/40 it talks about the leadin /leadout moves reqiured to do tool comp. Basically you are giving the machine ROOM to do the compensation move to create the offset around the part you must also Leadout a move to uncomp the toolpath.

With Mach3 IF you do not use a leadin/out move Mach3 will do its best to make a comp move with the moves you give it to work with MOST times it creates some very unusual moves to try and make it work. Normally it does not work.

(;-) TP

(;-) TP

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Just glancing at the Gcode, You are making it hard to read by using 2 quadrants to program in  +XY and -XY. It would be much easier to follw if you stay in 1 quaudrant  +XY .

Next I do NOT see where you have used a leadin for the tool offsets. YOU MUST use them or you may get some very weird moves as Mach3 trys to compensate for the LACK of the leadins.

Same for Z comp you must give it room to be able to comp the toolheight before it starts to cut.

What have you set the G54 and G55 offsets to ??

(;-)TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Introduction and question about Mach3
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:40:39 PM »
Win8.1 it was I believe

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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