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Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« on: September 24, 2006, 05:52:42 PM »
Sorry if this has been answered before...

I started looking at the Mach turn screens and I notice that they all show horizontal lathes.  Is it possible to change this?

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 06:03:36 PM »
You can modify all the screens in Mach by using the Screen editor, this can be downloaded from the download tab at the top of the forum.

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 06:55:31 PM »
Tried it and I don't see a way to rotate the toolpath window 90°

Also, is it possible to change the built-in M-codes and G-codes?

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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 10:15:10 PM »
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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 06:48:40 AM »
There is no way to turn thetool path other then setting the monitor on its side at this time :)

If you retro the machine it would not be that hard to add for you...


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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 01:28:20 PM »
Personally I cant really see any need to rotate the toolpath view even if it is a vertical lathe.    Hardly going to confuse the operator.

Did your old controls have a toolpath display?

There is no reason Mach can't control your machines, as long as you can interface to Mach, and in most cases thats not much of a problem.
Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 07:23:27 PM »
You are right in that we don't currently have a toolpath.  I could just create screens without them so that wouldn't be an issue.  Yes, unfortunatly if I leave them the operators we have would be VERY confused.  We'd find them leaning over all the time trying to figure it out.  Might get a number of wrenched backs and things like that. :)

Seriously, though.  I really do need to find out if the built-in M-codes and G-codes can be changed.  Our existing programs have different usages for a number of the codes.
Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006, 07:03:51 AM »
Gcodes can't be changes but you can change most all of the Mcodes :)


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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2006, 01:57:16 PM »
Well maybe if I can get the company to spring for 20 licenses we might be able to work something out?  I could provide you with a list of the G-codes and how WE (GE, AB, Fanuc) use them and you could adjust the program to fit?  Or I could do it if I had the source.  Either way would be fine with me.

Set me up with the different modules that contain the G-codes.  I tweak them for us.  Send them back to you to be compiled into a finished program.  That way all I have is bits and peices and not everything.

Just a thought
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Re: Mach 3 for vertical lathes?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2006, 02:13:39 PM »
It could be added to a plugin but you are looking at one hell of a bunch of work :( What Gcodes are you having trouble with
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