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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 10:03:08 AM »
That is either a mill post processor or an old Mach2 one you are using as the tools in Turn should be of the format Taabb where aa is the tool number and bb is the offset number. Yours is calling Taa and the offset coming in the form of Hbb which is the way mills do things and I think Mach2 Turn maybe also did it.

Heres a screenshot of what I see.

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 10:25:36 AM »
I was actually using the same post, but for radius mode with an R in place of the D.

I did use your post and changed it to Diameter mode in DT, but now I get a PP error.


"G83" at line 1 in Rule NPECK
syntax error


DT shows me that and then want me to change the post.
It outputs very little because of this.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 11:21:14 AM »
Ok just downloaded and changed the radius post so that it spits out the correct format for tools, see if this works.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 12:03:25 PM »
I did use this post, but it made no change.
I even tried an older version of Mach 3 and it still will not post a tool number in the Mach 3 screen.

I will try the original screen again, but I don't think that is the issue.


No change on the Original screen.

If it isn't setting the tool number, then it can't set the offsets either, correct?
DT knows the offsets though.

Do I even need them in Mach 3?
« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 12:06:55 PM by Leeway »
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 12:10:57 PM »
You sure you chose the correct post? Just that with your previous code the tools were as you would expect for a mill and that one I posted should have the tool numbers in the correct format, ie T0101
Heres a screenshot of the fist part of code I have just produced with it.


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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 01:03:36 PM »
You did it right.
It was my fault.
The last file when I changed the post, it also changed the file type tp PUN and I didn't realize that. Now that I uploaded the new file from the correct post with the correct extension, it works. Devil is in the details. ;)
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 02:25:33 PM »
Ha ha yes been caught out that way myself a few times.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 03:25:57 PM »
Hmm.
Now that post is throwing all my offsets out double. As if it's a post for Diameter.

I have confirmed that both M3T and DT are set to radius mode.
As soon as the code initiates even though it doesn't show an axis move, it sets the DRO's to a positive value of my offsets. At that time program extents are shown double as well.

Did you modify a radius post or diameter post? It could very well be me too, but I haven't seen this action before.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 03:29:39 PM »
Never mind on that question. I see it is a radius post. Says so at the top.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 03:38:23 PM »
Its the radius one downloaded from Dolphin USA and just changed the tool number/offset.
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