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General Mach Discussion / Re: Introduction and question about Mach3
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:08:02 PM »
I remember there is a version(32bit) of Win 8 that works with the LPT. Art discovered it.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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If you do NOT want to do the offsetting with it just use a Knife that doe NOT have a trailing offset and set up mach3 to do Tangential cutting.

There are MANY  functions you have to master to do CNC well (;-). Remember that the actual controller is dumb as a stump, it only does what you tell it to do. OFFSET Knife cutting is NOT a normal CNC machine function it is ONE of the specialties machine functions.

Drawing   (Create the part)
CAM         (Convert the Part drawing into Gcode)
Gcode     (Understanding the Motion)
Hand Coding   (Creating the Gcode by hand)

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB.
« on: January 10, 2015, 12:36:10 PM »
Mach3 does not seem to have that problem I can exit with the X and it asks if I want to save. Same for Lua wizards .

Next Glitch. I created a known part (one I cut all the time) in the WIZ. It has 3 sections that are drill pattern(G81) 1 Hole rec and 2 hole circle.  ALL is well at this point it produces Gcode as expected. BUT IF I go and change the first drill pattern to be a CirclePocket it will change ALL the Drill patterns after that point to be a circle pocket as well.

I included a JOB sample for you to see.

Also could you include a Tap cycle (G84)  In the Drill Function selections for all the drill patterns. It would save having to go back and edit the GCODE to change from a drill cycle to the tap cycle.

Thanks for your time,

(;-) TP




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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB.
« on: January 10, 2015, 11:15:51 AM »
Any chance of fixing that glitch ?

(;-) TP

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The compensation for an offset cutter is normal controlled in the CAM side. I would take a look at SheetCam and use their KNIFE plugin to create your Gcode.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 1 out of 3 axis work
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:49:53 PM »
Make sure your luber ports are open and are lubing the ways. A quality way lube goes a long way to keep the ways slipperly(;-)

(;-) TP

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Obiviously you have not been in the CNC Gcode field very long (;-)

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB.
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:42:45 PM »
Sorry but it did NOT ask that I just went back and checked (;-)

I save the Gcode file then closed the WIZ. It closed without asking (;-)

OK I closed it from the X icon at the top of the page not from File exit.

(;-) TP

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CS-Lab / Re: incremental encoder 10.000 RPM
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:56:42 PM »
Just a thought but only the index signal needs to be one per rev for the thread start point The Controller would have no idea that the encoder was geared to the spindle as only the count per rev would change with gearing.

10,000 /2 = 5000 rpm at the encoder.

Add a seperate indexer signal on the spindle. One per rev.



(;-) TP

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Exiting the Wiz without it saving JOB.
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:01:45 PM »
HIYA Ron , After about a 1/2 hr of work in the Wiz I saved out the Gcode and then Closed down and I realized too late that I did not save the jog (;-).

It would be nice to have an auto save of the job before you shut down the WIZ or at least the option before you could change anything like new job or save gcode to SAVE  before you loose it all.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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