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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Rookie needs some help.
« on: December 08, 2011, 04:57:11 PM »
OH TURN, SOrry no help there.

But I AM CONFUSED. If this is turn and you have a manual tool changer and a manual spindle what is the need for this routine. If it is the same tool then the cam should have just programed on through without a tool change.

If it is a tool change needed you have to manual do it anyway SO the standard manual tool change routine in mach should do what you need.

Yes no ???? , (;-) TP

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You input numbers (decimals) that are your unit of movement (metric or imperial)

Origin is where you want to refrence your START for engraving to. You will notice that there is a selection for left,center,right. That puts the Gcode in relation to the point of origin you selected.

Angle is the angle of rotation for a line that is ARCed.

You can play with the settings and just see have it displays.

Also if you are going to convert straight to Gcode you need to fill out the PARAMETRS from the pull down menu. This sets up the Gcode base on HOW you want it to cut on YOUR machine.

Hope that helps, (;-) TP

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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Rookie needs some help.
« on: December 08, 2011, 09:30:13 AM »
THere are ways to do what you want BUT not what I would consider SAFE ways.

You DO NOT want to be working with a spindle changing tools out when in a CB software HOLD. 

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Number pad Pendent
« on: December 08, 2011, 09:16:21 AM »
Most of teh keypads were set to the same as the key functions of the keyboard and were not programable.  To use you would have to change the HOTKEYS to that of the pendant. WHICH may change from the original keyboard configuration.

The keypad hand pendants do work well though you just have to change things around to suite the keypad.

(;-) TP


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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Mach3 not Doing what GCode says?
« on: December 05, 2011, 08:10:00 PM »
HIYA Steve The G0/G00 G1/G01  are interchangeable so that mach can comply with both type of coding.
Same with teh rest of the single digit Gcodes

G4/G04 etc.

Kyle your idea of 4 axis code and the rest of the world will differ (;-) Hotwire machines running parralell axis' are special things.

I will look into what you are seeing BUT if you can give a little more detail it would help. I assume your A and B axis are parralell to XY as pairs  and the A/B are linear axis as well?

Can you post a picture of what shape it is suppose to be cutting

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Laser trigger Output Family
« on: December 05, 2011, 07:55:09 PM »
Long ago I tested a routine that used a laser rangefinder.  You can do it as a probe routine but not as an on the fly routine. The Mach interface is not fast enough at 10hz.

You would need an analog to digital convertor to get a value into mach. Or a simple PLC maybe

Then use the G31 routine and let a set value from the LRF trip the G31 then use the Z axis value as the height offset.

That way you can use the XYZ Points generation M40/41) to create the Pointsfile as an auto function (no extra programming needed) and very dependable.

It worked very well back then but teh unit I tested with was not that accurate(lowbuck) just did it to test teh theory.

Just a thought, (;-) TP


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YOu will probably want to use a MPG to jog with to get into position for a REFIRE  the Shuttle mode is great for that. The rest should be easy enough.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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I think that should be MACHCLOUD  (;-)

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Diagonal Lines not smooth - Router
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:41:34 PM »
Do you see this in the Mach toolpath as well??

(;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: wizard license where do you put it?
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:07:17 PM »
Put it where the Mach3.exe program is located.

(;-) TP

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