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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Making Clamp Files
« on: July 10, 2007, 08:00:34 AM »
Mach 3 is installed in C:/Mach3, which is where LazyCam is. LazyLic.dat, Wizlic.dat and Mach1lic.dat are all in C:\Mach3 Directrory. Runing XP@home OS

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Making Clamp Files
« on: July 05, 2007, 05:59:11 PM »
Brain
I was runing version 2.080 and now runing 2.081, same problem, when I name the chain and hit OK it says "Failed to open".


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LazyCam (Beta) / Making Clamp Files
« on: July 03, 2007, 11:02:05 AM »
I seem to need some help in making clamp files as in the Video Tutorials. I basicly drew up a rectangle in cad, saved to dxf and brought it into Laxy Cam version 2.080. I select the chain, it turns red and then right click, I get the options window and then click on "Save chain as shapefile". It then brings up a window to name it, which I type in Clamp and hit "ok". It then tells me the following "File Open Failed.".
Now I have watched the video several times and rechecked the steps, easy since I use two screens and have the video on one while I follow along with lazy cam on the other. Just cant seem to get a shape file.

Anyone else having this problem, anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Jim

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Well didn't know about the chance of loosing steps with STOP, the only reason I prefered it to hold is that it did shut down the spindle and air supply I use for cooling.  So thanks for explaining it, I am still very much a newbie with CNC, at my age its good to be a kid at something....


thanks again
jim

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Ok will try and explain better. When runing some G Code you can press <Alt-S> which is a Stop,,then press <Alt-R>Cycle Start to carry on with the g code. I was just wanting to change the hot key from <Alt-R> to the <Space Bar>

Jim

Going to guess this is not possible

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I have searched thinking it was simple to do, now not so sure. Would like the space bar to do a normal stop such as the (Alt-S) does so that after can just hit cycle start to keep going. Anyway of doing this???

thanks for any help

Jim Neifert

PS thanks Brain and Art, things are working great. I did have a minor problem when I built a new computer, darn someone forgot to put a parallel port on the new motherboard!!!!

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Not Loading DXF
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:04:31 AM »
Ok now seem to have another problem. I added the holes for the PCB, saved it all and it loaded up in Lazy Cam. Now when I try and use the drill holes tab I get the following. It gives me the option to ignore and when I do things still seem to work just I have not yet figured out how to set the hole and rapid z deapth yet.

"Debug Assertion Failed
 Program C:\Mach3\LazyCam.exe"

"File:C:\program files\microsoft visual studio.net 2003\Vc7atlmfx\includeds\afxtemplih"
 Line:288"

Think I put that all in right. This is more for those of you working on Lazy Cam than a question from me, I still need to spend time with it before I ask to many questions.

Jim
Abbotsford, BC

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Not Loading DXF
« on: May 24, 2007, 08:23:51 AM »
Thanks Chip, that was exactly what was happening.

Jim

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LazyCam (Beta) / Not Loading DXF
« on: May 23, 2007, 08:08:03 PM »
When I try and load this DXF , Lazy Cam tells me its loaded only there is nothing there ! Ok I am old but my eyes are not that bad.

I loaded another DXF when I first downloaded the new lazy cam and it worked fine, just this one will not load up and of course it is the one I wanted to cut.

And thanks Brain and Art, and anyone else working on mach 3 it has been working perfect since my small problems in the beginning.

Jim
Abbotsford, BC

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Competitions / Re: ******Guess and win a G100 Grex******
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:33:12 AM »
1 lb of material / 30 minutes of cutting X 1 hour to see it was coded wrong + 1 trip to store for new vaccum bag = 2,389,473 to the 12 power of chips

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