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LazyCam (Beta) / LC 2.54
« on: June 27, 2006, 09:41:56 AM »
Nice job thanks for all the great changes.

I must be doing somethng wrong, cause i seem to have a lot more toruble than others.

Found a couple of things that puzzle me.
1. once the Gcode file is in Mach 3 i cannot get it back in LZ.
2  Something is strange about the strainght leading option.  IT make funny things happen with the arcs.  Don't have the problem with arc leadins
3 minor annoyance - when working with layer command lead ins are turned on off every time you tab l across field.  I think it should require an input.

I've loaded a couple of tries on the same file so you can see.

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: suggestion
« on: June 19, 2006, 11:23:16 AM »
Thought of a real easy way. 
Just add a zero to each line number or mulitply the existing line number by 10 at the output.
thanks in advance as alway

LazyCam (Beta) / suggestion
« on: June 19, 2006, 04:33:33 AM »
could you set line numbers to increment by two or four so we can add lines without renumbering everyone.
for that matter a renumber command would be nice.

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: I'm missing somthng
« on: June 18, 2006, 09:42:51 AM »
sent dwg not DXF

LazyCam (Beta) / I'm missing somthng
« on: June 18, 2006, 09:39:34 AM »
Brian somewhere im missing something and need some help.
I'm sending two files to you with simple DXF and Output Gcode.
before starting LZ i have tool number 1 with dia .25 (system set to inch), 0 tool height offset.
open LZ change holes to drill.
Layer control
tool = 1
final depth = -.25
rapid height =.25
start height = 0

Load G-code to Mach3
bring tool to work surface
zero all coordnates

start part

???? why in line N9 does it try to cut at +.15 not at - 25.
When it drills the holes the machien does go to -.25
puzzled  ???

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: trouble with 2.53
« on: June 16, 2006, 10:29:42 AM »
Ok Brian, i got another one for you.
still using the same DXF file.  I want to predirll hole off line.  The holes will be used to mount the stock to the fixture.
I now want to have one of the holes as my alignment (start) point.
When i mouse click on the origin to move it i get a microsoft error, and it shuts down.

Is ther another way to reposition the origin relative to my fixture.???

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: trouble with 2.53
« on: June 16, 2006, 07:48:07 AM »
Brian could th error be cause by not having a tool assigned in the layer file.
i changed tool from 0 to 1 and was able to creat and run dummy file.  If so you may need to put some error checking in the code. 

Also pressed create g coded button and returned to M3.  Display only showed small rectangle on toolpath display.  Had to hit display regen to see toolpath. 

Problem is I don't know what I don't know - the learning curve is is always steep at first.
Keep up the good work

General Mach Discussion / Problem with Setup Screen
« on: June 14, 2006, 03:13:29 PM »
Having a little trouble with the Alt5 setup screen.  When I put in a value for the Diameter of the edge finder (.200) the coordinate system only jumps .050".  I think is should read .100 instead.
Am  I doing something wrong or
Did i misunderstand the use of the setup tool or
Is the math routine wrong. ???

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Wizard suggestions -
« on: June 14, 2006, 11:49:14 AM »
Great work on the wizards.
Just finished watching the video and have a couple of suggestions.

On "rectangular Pocket"  you have "finish amount"  and "finish Feed Rate"  Why not add them to circular pocket wizard as well.
in the video that was a whole set of extra steps.  IF there is a tool change required it would still work as in the video.

On Circular Groove you call it "pitch" on other its called ramp angle.  Are they the same should they be called the same.

Sorry Just stupid things I noticed that caught me on the first look. 

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: trouble with 2.53
« on: June 13, 2006, 06:14:00 PM »
Tried it without Mach3.  Still same problems.
Here is the DXF file (pretty simple). 
I import it, remove leadins on the two holes.
change hole from mill to to drill
Change other leadin to .25 units
grab holes and hit set depth on left tool bar.
Dies right there every time.

How do i get non-orthognal views with LazyCam ( i want to see depth passes)
It does not seem to work for me.

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