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Offline Jacko

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Text Wizard
« on: August 06, 2006, 11:24:10 AM »
Can anyone answer this query please?    I have no trouble using the text wizard when running mach 2 but when I change to mach 3 all I get is loads of lines of  G01 x50 y50 I50 J50 and error messages saying  "zero radius arc on line  ***********  Everything else seems to work ok.  Thanks in advance.  Is there a more comprehensive Text wizard available anywhere?
Jacko
Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006, 07:18:51 PM »
Could you please tell us the settings that you are using?
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Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 05:54:39 AM »
Hi,
    I guess you mean settings within the wizard.  I type "ben"-  letter height 40 - seperation 100 - feed rate 300 - metric units - start point x50 y 50 - italic font - When it loads the g code there are 54 lines which most are " G01 x50 y 50 I 50 J50" and this "zero radius arc line 11" error message.
I loaded mach 4 on my office pc ( not the machine pc ) the other night just to have a look at lazy cam and the same thing happened when I tried it out.  Very odd.  As I said I have no trouble when using mach 2.
Jacko

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Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 08:10:13 AM »
I just used the settings you said above and it seems to work ok for me.
Here is the code I get
G00 G49 G40  G17 G80 G50 G90
G21
M04 S0
G00 Z2
G00 G90 X50Y50
F300
G00 Z2
G00 X50 Y50 I50 J50
G00 Z0
G01 Z-0.25
G01 X68.236 Y50 I50 J50
G03 X81.0408 Y66.8476 I68.232 J63.2928
G03 X76.3628 Y71.1384 I75.2632 J65.244
G01 X63.82 Y71.1384 I50 J50
G01 X76.3628 Y71.1384 I50 J50
G03 X85.7104 Y85.5268 I75.3652 J82.0172
G03 X79.4248 Y90.0236 I79.436 J83.398
G01 X65.0572 Y89.9988 I50 J50
G01 X70.9196 Y89.9988 I50 J50
G01 X55.8624 Y49.9996 I50 J50
G00 Z2
G00 Z2
G00 X95.7476 Y61.4852 I91.072 J50
G00 Z0
G01 Z-0.25
G03 X112.636 Y67.3432 I96.8668 J85.5316
G03 X115.6032 Y72.0596 I106.3584 J74.584
G03 X111.8504 Y77.5516 I111.3912 J73.2096
G03 X103.0632 Y74.8972 I110.6076 J65.7944
G03 X95.3592 Y56.884 I116.742 J58.3928
G03 X103.268 Y50.044 I102.7208 J57.4036
G03 X116.0612 Y57.0484 I101.9612 J67.616
G00 Z2
G00 Z2
G00 X133.9284 Y69.6372 I126.544 J50
G00 Z0
G01 Z-0.25
G02 X138.736 Y75.7912 I147.8844 J63.6892
G02 X144.2812 Y71.6448 I140.9092 J72.9164
G01 X136.1188 Y50 I126.544 J50
G01 X142.3948 Y66.672 I126.544 J50
G02 X148.27 Y74.7828 I161.2104 J59.226
G02 X153.044 Y76.6212 I153.3736 J68.6476
G02 X158.2592 Y69.1452 I153.2676 J71.22
G01 X152.3812 Y55.0044 I126.544 J50
G03 X157.8956 Y50.8568 I155.67 J53.6372
G03 X162.748 Y57.088 I147.2592 J64.1448
G00 Z2
G00 X173.216 Y50
M30

Are you installing from the same download on alll computers? maybe it is corrupt, might even be a corrupt write file that is not getting over written with the new install (dont know if thats possible) but you could try deleting the write wizard folder then reinstalling Mach again and seeing if it works.
Hood

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Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 06:11:16 PM »
Hi Hood,
            You are a good lad trying to help out.  I uninstalled mach 3 ( which doesnt uninstall the "addon" folder and so I deleted that manually and then downloaded mach 3 again .  I still get the same results.  I can use other wizards like "cut circle" - "cut arc" etc but the "write wizard" keeps giving me the same results as described before. Who said computers were easy!!!!
Jacko

Hood

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Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006, 06:18:17 PM »
Strange, hope you find the answer, it will probably be something insignificant but finding it will be a pain.

Hood

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Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006, 09:18:37 AM »
I have been wondering, if when i use the text wizard the IJ mode should be set to "incremental" instead of "absolute" in the "state" dialogue box.  When i change it "incremental mode" and run the text wizard I still have the same problem.  When i then check the mode in the "state" box it has changed itself back to absolute.  Why is that then?
Jacko
Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006, 11:18:07 AM »
I found last week that if you create the code, then save it, exit and restart Mach the file comes out as big circles - it seems to be something that is initialised by the wizard, but is then reset when you start Mach - i.e. something is changed by the wizard and not referenced in the G-code.

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Dave
Re: Text Wizard
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2006, 12:58:31 PM »
This is an arc error :) Add a G90.1 and you should be okay
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