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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2006, 02:35:33 PM »
Which codes woudl require the change?

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2006, 09:04:34 PM »
Well there are a number of them...

G10 - Set to Radius programming
G11 - Set to Diameter

G70 - Inch programming
G71 - Millimeter

G33 - Constant lead Threadcut
G34 - Variable lead Increasing
G35 - Variable lead Decreasing

G53 - Cancel Part Offsets

G60 - Clear Inhibit zone
G61 - Activate Inhibit zone
G62 - DeActivate Inhibit zone

G92 & G98 - Insert Cartesian presets
G99 - Cancel Presets

G93 - Velocity/Distance feerate mode


That would be a start.

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2006, 10:44:20 PM »
Hi:

 Kinda what I figured. Its not so much the code, its functions you need. Some of those dont exist in Mach./ There is no way to add them, and it wouldnt be trivial to do so.

G10 - Set to Radius programming
G11 - Set to Diameter

   >> This one woudl be easy, since both radius and diamter do exist.

G70 - Inch programming
G71 - Millimeter

  >> This is already implemented.


G33 - Constant lead Threadcut
G34 - Variable lead Increasing
G35 - Variable lead Decreasing

  >> Again, these dont exist, so impossible..

G53 - Cancel Part Offsets

>> G53 is there, but not modally so.

G60 - Clear Inhibit zone
G61 - Activate Inhibit zone
G62 - DeActivate Inhibit zone

  >> No inhibit zones exist to control in MAch

G92 & G98 - Insert Cartesian presets
G99 - Cancel Presets

  G92 exists, but G98/G99 have different meanings..

>>G93 - Velocity/Distance feerate mode

  Again, not too bad..

 All in all, its a case of wanting features, not so much code changes. Sorry, wont happen in any short term..

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2006, 11:10:12 PM »
Oh well.  Guess I'll have to write my own CNC program.  Shouldn't take more then a week or two to port the base code over from one of the other machines.  Then pretty it up.  Now if I could only get the cool driver you have...

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2006, 11:20:04 PM »
yeah, the driver part was the most difficult.. :)

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