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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 11:35:25 PM »
Got it all resolved.   I went into port & pins and then into turn options where I checked off "Diameter".    Next I had to retune the "X" axis motor to reflect
motor steps were in diameter.

Yes, I & J or I & K are much better for radius machining.    Using R is not that accurate.   More obvious in larger circles though.

Thanks for the help.

Jim Glass

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:30:45 PM »
OK, I got it now.   I renamed the 1024.Lset to 1024.lset.   Not sure if the capital "L" was a problem or not.   Anyway, I now have lathe driver in a mill window.
It even states that at the bottom of the screen, "New driver installed"    "Lathe".    Even the work progress widow looks like it is making a lathe part.

However, I'm still having trouble machining a radius on the end of the workpiece.    My code works fine in Mach3Turn but not in LATHE.

Here is the code:

G01    Z0.00     {TOOL AT END OF WORKPIECE}
G01    X0.00     {TOOL AT CENTER}
G02    X.325  Z-.16    R.16       {TURN .16 RADIUS FROM END CENTER TO X.325  Z-.16}

What it does.   Starts at the end and center of workpiece.    Swings an arc away from the workpiece in the Z+ direction then back to the workpiece.   It swings an arc but never touches the workpiece.    I also tried R-.16

I'll bet I need to switch it from radius mode to diameter mode or something.   If so how?

Almost there.

Thanks,  Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 05:23:39 PM »
OK, the 1024B.lset was a mill set saved as a lathe set but Mach3 doesn't save it.   It always resets to 1024.set.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:55:58 PM »
Well,,,,that didn't work.    I don't understand how you take the file 1024.set and copy it somewhere, rename it 1024.Lset, then copy it it back where it was.
There is already a file there with the 1024.lset name.    I'm unaware how to have two files with the same name in the same folder.

I got creative and renamed 1024.set to 1024B.lset and copied it back over to the Mach3 file.    When I go to view and select 1024B.lset   Mach3 does not remember the setting and resets to 1024.set.    I also tried reloading Mach3 after the changes.

I was able to run the "A" axis from mach3turn but there are no buttons for the A Axis so no way to JOG "A".

Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:36:41 AM »
I checked the Mach3 folder and did not see a file called "screenset".     

I found these:

1024.lset
1024.set
Screen4

Do I need to open another folder or file in Mach3 to find screenset.   I already checked the LATHE folder and found no screenset.

Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:12:03 AM »
Russ,

Can you tell me how to change .lset  ?      I think that will do the job.

Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:19:52 PM »
I have been thinking about this.    I think Mach3 is running in the wrong plane.    I'll bet if I switched "Z" with "Y" it would work because it would be working in the correct plane.

Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Third axis for Mach3turn
« on: April 06, 2014, 07:21:17 PM »
I'm getting along fine with Mach3turn but Mach3turn only shows the X and Z axis.

I'm setting up a toolchanger and found an Icon called "lathe" so I got it all set up to run my lathe and the toolchanger.   The toolchanger is the "A" axis.
All is well until I wanted to turn a radius.   The radius is more of a bevel than an arc.

It appears in this LATHE window Mach3 still thinks it is running a milling machine.   I detected that in the progress window.

I need to convert this LATHE window in Mach3 to lathe mode rather than milling mode, OR

Or, I need to add the "A" Axis to Mach3turn.

Which is ever is easiest.

Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Activation file?
« on: October 07, 2013, 11:44:30 AM »
That worked, thanks Jeff

That file information got lost somehow in 2012.    I made a hardcopy of that info and cannot find it.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Activation file?
« on: October 07, 2013, 11:31:53 AM »
Thanks Jeff

This is a legitimate license purchased directly from Art soft.

Let me try this.

Thanks,
Jim

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