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Offline Greolt

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2009, 10:22:25 PM »
Greg, the Diameter DRO is actually the Radius, I think. Try entering the radius.

Gerry

Yes I have tried all sorts of numbers in the "Rotation Diameters"

I can make the distortion worse but can not make it appear anything near correct.

Greg

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 12:24:55 AM »
i just noticed something in my mach

if all my axis's are not zeroed when i load the path the path comes up skewed like yours, my y was at 103mm and it scaled out the whole ring over Y..  if i zero out XYZA then regenerate its fine again.

maybe try that?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2009, 12:27:25 AM by Chris.Botha »

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 01:27:32 AM »
No that makes no improvement for me.

I did another toolpath to show it a little better.

As is shown iin NCplot (white wireframe) is correct and in proportion.   In Mach it is otherwise. 

An interesting anomaly if you can see it is in the side view in Mach. 

Look carefully and you can see the cuts paths are layed on their side.  I don't know how better to explain it.

The basic problem is it should look exactly like the NCplot view but it doesn't and I don't know how to make it do so.

I am concluding, rightly or wrongly, that this is a bug in the Mach toolpath view.   

I would love to be shown that I am just doing something silly.  ;D

Greg

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 03:12:53 AM »
no idea? which version you using? besides the scaling bug i just found i have never really paid attention to the toolpath display as it sucks me dry, but generally if i do look at ti to verify something ti seems to be in proportion and accurate.

im on 04020

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2009, 03:26:58 AM »
Looks like I fixed it.

Uninstalled and did a clean out and fresh install.

Same Version R3.042.027 as before.

Put back my same XML so that was not causing it.

Must have been something not right in the program.

Anyway see the pic.  It now looks fairly much like it should.

Greg

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2009, 03:30:47 AM »
good on you...

i got call from my wife today saying she turned on mill pc and it said #%$^^@$%^%^PffffffffffrtgttttttttttzzzzzzzzzzzzzshnaaaaaaaaaaazlllllZAPPPPPPP!!!

such is my life.....

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2009, 04:31:20 PM »
all ok.. was just a loose pci card. All up n running again.
Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2010, 05:56:44 PM »
Hi to all.
Assuming Chris hasn't designed and made this himself, does anyone know where I can find the screenset he shows earlier in this thread (reply #11)?
I really like the look of it, as it's much simpler and easier on the eyes than the standard one.

Thanks for any help.
Martin.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 06:01:23 PM by blowlamp »

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Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2010, 06:19:42 PM »
I think Chris has designed it, might be worth a PM to him though  as he may share it with you.
 If not then making a simple screen up to suit your needs wouldnt take too long, the screen editing programmes are fairly easy to get to grips with.
Hood
Re: Getting a rotary toolpath to show correctly in Mach?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2010, 04:30:59 AM »
Will take a look, Hood.
Thanks for your help.

Martin.