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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #100 on: October 20, 2014, 07:14:55 PM »
Can you attach your pp and I will have a look.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #101 on: October 20, 2014, 07:37:03 PM »
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #102 on: October 20, 2014, 07:49:56 PM »
Ok just poroduced code with your PP and the only M5 I get is at the end.
You sure its not Mach that is stopping the spindle?
What option have you got chosen in General Confiig for toolchange.
What is in your M6start and m6end macros?

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #103 on: October 20, 2014, 08:40:51 PM »
It is set for auto tool change, which it does.


Here are the macro contents.
m6start =

 tool = GetSelectedTool()
  SetCurrentTool( tool )


m6end =

REM nothing here in lathe
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #104 on: October 21, 2014, 03:02:22 AM »
This is a strange one as the code I got from your PP certainly didnt have M5's  in it at tool changes, does yours?

You are not using a Mill screenset by any chance?, in other words does the screenset you use have a .set or a .lset extension?


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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #105 on: October 21, 2014, 09:01:18 AM »
Just regular old Mach 3 Turn with the Blue screen set. It is an Lset. The only thing that has changed was this PP recently from the last PP that you gave me.
No I did not modify it in Notepad like I should have, but used the PP Utility provided by Dolphin.

That may be where I messed up.

On a side note, Dolphin has not answered my quote request. Each time you install a Demo, it over wrote my original version 10 or the last Demo. Tried re installing V10 and now my activation code is too old and it will not let me verify the installation unless I contact Dolphin and beg them for a reset.
Well, if they aren't interested in selling me a new version, how long will it take for them to do something with software they sold 7 years ago?
I understand the need for such security, but why does new Demo software over write my old verified software.
All these issues will help me determine what I end up getting. ;)

Thanks Hood.

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #106 on: October 21, 2014, 01:40:13 PM »
Lets hold the phone, which is what I should have done before. They did leave me a voicemail yesterday.
I called them up and everything is okay now. :)
Maybe not with the posts, but I will post my results here.
I did decide to update to the latest version. There was a problem with the version 10, but I decided to eliminate that problem with the authentication process. Version 11 forward no longer uses a third party to authenticate the software. An email or phone call is all that is needed from V11 forward.
I'll let you guys know how it works out. Thanks a bunch, Hood.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2014, 12:34:58 PM »
Here is the Version 13 of the last post that you gave me, Hood.
I had to send it in and they updated it for me. Works great now.


http://thesharkguard.com/T_Mach3RadToolZonly4_V13.ppr

http://thesharkguard.com/T_Mach3RadToolZonly4_V13.ppx

Everything seems to be working okay in simulation. 2D sim that is. I still have a glitch in 3D sim, but they are working on that.

I'll let you know how the lathe runs.
I did do a compare on the two text files of the Posts. They only changed a few things, but those were important things. :)
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #108 on: October 24, 2014, 02:53:11 PM »
Just to go back to the spindle issue, does your G Code have M5's in it at the toolchanges? When I used your PP it didn't, the only one being at the end of the  file.

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2014, 03:04:06 PM »
That is all there is in there now as well.
Now the code wants to fluctuate the spindle rather than stop it. Kind of like it is wanting to do constant surface speed rather than set spindle speed. That isn't as bad. It shouldn't be doing that either though. I'll look closer at it when I get a chance. Gotta get some parts turned out first. :)
Thanks Hood.
That new 3D simulation in Dolphin is pretty cool. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet.
There are a few videos on Youtube in the Dolphin channel.
Lee