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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: how to bore 90 degrees
« on: September 19, 2010, 01:31:33 PM »
OK do you want to DRILL/BORE a hole or cut a circle with a mill bit.

IF drill/ bore you can use the canned cycles and switch planes G18/G19

IF cut a circle I don't think the wizzards can do code for other than the standard G17 (XY) plane.

BUT you may be able to get the Gcode position values from the wizzard and switch axis in the code then use the correct PLANE.

There is always a way just depends on how bad you want to do it(;-) LOL

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: how to bore 90 degrees
« on: September 19, 2010, 12:14:13 PM »
OK you lost me(;-)

90deg boring head ??  Do you mean a standard boring head with a bit that is 90 deg to the shank??

Bore hole vertical plugin??   I don't recall ever seeing that anywhere.

DO you have a picture of the setup?

IF you mean you want to use a boring head to bore vertical holes then I can help. It is done in Gcode

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: feed rate
« on: September 19, 2010, 11:57:38 AM »
If that does not fix it permanaently.

x = GetToolChangeStart( 0 )
y = GetToolChangeStart( 1 )
z = GetToolChangeStart( 2 )
a = GetToolChangeStart( 3 )
b = GetToolChangeStart( 4 )
c = GetToolChangeStart( 5 )
if(IsSafeZ() = 1) Then
SafeZ = GetSafeZ()
if  SafeZ  > z then StraightTraverse x, y,SafeZ, a, b, c     ******  LOOK here it does a straight traverse at rapid IF condition is met

StraightFeed  x, y,  z  , a, b, c                                   ******  THEN it does a straight FEED  possibly at feedrate
else
Code"G00 X" & x & "Y" & y                                             *******  OR just returns at Rapid
end if

ALSO please remember that IF you manually reset the Feedrate to a RAPID rate during a tool change MACRO. Then double check your program code right after it returns to work. MAKE sure it recalls for the proper Frate or else it may try to cut at a rapid rate.
SOme Cams reset the Frate every time. SOME only reset it IF it changed from the last MODAL rate

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: G31 does nothing, in probing wizard and MDI...HELP
« on: September 19, 2010, 11:42:50 AM »
OK try it again from the MDI and IF you get no movement OR DRO changes , look at the bottom of the screen at the STATUS line. It gives you system messages that may give us a clue.

G31 with zero feedrate will give you the same as you see

AS WELL as what Stirling says will also give you the same.

The status message should help

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: G31 does nothing, in probing wizard and MDI...HELP
« on: September 18, 2010, 11:21:17 PM »
Can you give me an example of the code you used in the MDI.

DId you set the feedrate??

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: feed rate
« on: September 18, 2010, 11:10:11 PM »
I think the answer is in the M6end macro. It deals with safez IF z >safez then it does a traverse move and that may be at Frate IF Z=< than safez then it moves at rapid rate.

Might want to check that. It may explain the different rates.

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: feed rate
« on: September 18, 2010, 08:19:19 PM »
What is in the M6end macro??  A tool change is 2 parts M6start and M6end

(;-) TP

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##### FAQs / Re: Migrating Machine - Parallel Port Will Not Run
« on: September 18, 2010, 06:38:08 PM »
The new computer has a 3.5v port not a 5v port like the old one does.

Add a new pci card that has a 5volt port OR a new bob that will convert the 3.5v signal up to a full 5volt.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Acceleration
« on: September 18, 2010, 06:11:52 PM »
OK How would you prefer it to work???

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: What purpose does this gcode serve
« on: September 18, 2010, 03:03:41 PM »
OK just finished looking at some old SC notes. The tool change was left in as a means of setting different feedrates,etc for different conditions. In most cases a simple plasma Program may not need it BUT it is left in there just in case.

Hope that helps, (;-) TP