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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Determing THe X and Y direction of the workpiece so it can be in any direction
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:45:14 PM »
(;-) Screensets are like religion, I try to stay OUT of those discussions.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: How to invert toolpath to match toolpath in CAM for Mach3 Turn
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:16:38 PM »
There is a setting For Mach3 turn to use a REAR toolpost. This will do what you want.  Check the manual.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Determing THe X and Y direction of the workpiece so it can be in any direction
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:14:57 PM »
You would use a probing routine design to set teh G68. Basically it probes 2 points in say the y then calculates teh Angle deviation then applies that Deviation to teh toolpath.  IF the probign show the axis out of align by 2.5 degrees you would then use G68 from teh MDI or from teh MDI page then is a system rotate entry. Enter the angle offset and Mach3 will rotate the coord base that amount.

IF you do a search you can probably find a macro to do that function. OR there are several SCREENSETS that have the function built in .

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Keyboard M-function?
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:06:28 PM »
Anytime you use a hotkey to control a dangerous function you should use a 2 key solution. Set your hotkey to something like {Ctrl  L}

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Determing THe X and Y direction of the workpiece so it can be in any direction
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:36:11 PM »
You cannot just change 1 axis alignment. The 2 act in unision. I do not know of ANY controller that can do that.

NOW with that said you COULD program formulas to alter the path of Y based on X. BUT that is NOT  a standard feature in Gcode. THAT is unique to Mach3 and would have to be dealt with from a MacroScript.

It can be done though, But it COULD get ugly very quickly(;-).

With a G68 you can probe one axis then set the XY coords base to rotate the required number of degrees to line up both axis to the part axis's

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Determing THe X and Y direction of the workpiece so it can be in any direction
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:12:47 AM »
Yes it is called G68 " Coord Rotation"  .

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 Not Allowing Multiple Codes Without Restarting
« on: November 09, 2015, 04:57:22 PM »
AHHH and outside controller AND you have probably created a giant Ground loop problem with your lighting rewiring. It seems the problems started with the relighting project ??

I sounds if though you are having COM LOSS issues over the USB.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 Not Allowing Multiple Codes Without Restarting
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:21:51 PM »
Can you post the Gcode files for testing ? Does it do it every time you try them ??

(;-) TP

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##### Tangent Corner / Re: It just stopped working !
« on: November 08, 2015, 03:41:04 PM »
His real name is TweakieMan, he is one of the Super Heros.

(;-) TP

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##### General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with G91 and G90 in macro - tool changer
« on: November 08, 2015, 03:36:04 PM »
You code is a bit odd in that you are calling and IF inside of a While Ismoving() statement

Try it like this

Code" G91"
Code" G01 Y9 F40"
Code"G90"
While Ismoving()
Wend

If Isactive (Input1) then
DoOemButton(1003)
else
Message" Function NOT active"
End
End If

You do need to plan for a timeout function to wait for it to happen. You can use a Do Loop with an excape function to exit in the event of an endless loop.

(;-) TP