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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard
« on: January 03, 2013, 04:42:04 PM »
Just bought a licence as I thought the wizards would be useful for my mill and lathe.

Started with turn programming up some pins I need to make. They consist of a few parallel steps and then a tapered countersunk head. When I started working on the taper I noticed something strange -

When I programme the taper from Z0 to Z-1 the toolpath shows the taper as expected. However when I programme a taper from z-1 to z-2 I get a strange result in the toolpath window - the taper seems to be inverted - see the attached screenshots.

Is this a bug in the wizards? Haven't tried running the lathe as it's too cold to go into the garage!



It's taken me a while and a lot of experimenting but I have found that Mach version 3.042.033 is the last one that will succesfully run on my PC. Any version after this gives me terrible timing issues.

Is there a fix for this or am I limited to this version?



Thanks for taking the time to reply

The parallel port is onboard and built into the motherboard. I've had a look through the bios and turned everything non-essential off and have also tried setting the bios back to its defaults

I tried deleting the driver and running the driver test again but the same issue came back. I've installed the latest lockdown version of Mach.

The annoying part is that this PC used to run Mach brilliantly - tried lots of things and still no success :(


Having been running Mach for years one of my CNC PCs threw a wobbly (well windows to be precise!) and I've had to complete a fresh install of windows and Mach 3. I've now hit a problem that has got me banging my head against a brick wall! When I run the drivertest I get a good constant pulse and the system is described as excellent. However when I start Mach the first thing is it takes about 10 seconds before the screenset appears. Thne if i go into diagnostics the pulse timing i get a couple of seconds of timing at abround 25000 then a few seconds down at about 30, then back to 25000, then 30 ish and so on.

I've done a fresh install of WinXP following the optimisation guide on a clean drive, changed the graphics card and the ram, removed everything bar the essentials. The PC in question has happily run my mill for the past couple of years.

Any help would be much appreciated.



Flash Screens / Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« on: November 02, 2008, 07:51:37 AM »
Thanks Brett

I look forward to hearing from one of the other guys.



Flash Screens / Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« on: October 30, 2008, 02:38:53 PM »
I'm guessing not based on the lack of replies!

Flash Screens / Flash Screens & Wizards
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:29:18 PM »
I'm just starting to get into flash and have just completed the tutorial videos and have been looking through the Mach Nation screens. Looking for somewhere to start, the idea of a few wizards came to mind so , as you may have guessed, my question is can you make Flash wizards?



Finished Screens / Re: Mach SoftLight
« on: September 26, 2007, 05:51:08 AM »
Great looking screenset there.  ;D

Do you consider this to be fully functional now? If so I may switch over tonight and try it.

Any plans on one for Lathe?

JetCam screen designer / Re: List of Jetcam requests :)
« on: September 24, 2007, 10:51:46 AM »
Hey Stan

How are things. I've been soo busy making things recently I haven't been doing much Mach development! I was just wondering how things were getting on with the screen designer?



Competitions / Re: ******Guess and win a G100 Grex******
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:05:55 AM »
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