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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2011, 10:02:14 AM »
Well, after some testing, I gotta say it works great using the tool offsets in M3T.

I removed all the offsets from Dolphin turn. The code stays the same now. Oh yeah, the last PP you posted works well. It still doesn't rapid back into the previously bored depth, but as I mentioned, it's an easy copy/paste fix.
 While I can no longer follow the code on screen like I could before to see what it's doing, M3T is smart enough to deal with it like it should.
Now when I change up anything, all I do is update the tool chart and touch off each tool and viola.
Not sure why I was so confused to start with, but there you have it.

It works great.
I will post another link to a different video when I get a chance to run some profiles.
Thanks again.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2011, 10:04:12 AM »
I also set all my tools at 0 on Z depth. Those collets I added makes that a simple task. Nothing crashes now. ;)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2011, 10:06:15 AM by Leeway »
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #62 on: February 08, 2011, 10:18:12 AM »
I couldnt understand either why Gang tooling would not work with the tool table offsets but good you got it working as its really simple to set up and keep track of.

Regards the peck in the last PP, it should rapid back in, can you attach your .cnc again so I can figure out where its going wrong for you.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #63 on: February 08, 2011, 11:38:09 AM »
Here you go.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #64 on: February 08, 2011, 12:17:38 PM »
Seems to be working fine here, changed the Z transition to 0.05" and it rapids back to 0.05" before the last depth then continues, see code
; TOOL definition
N180 G0 Z1.0
N190  ( Twist Drill / Center Drill )
N200 M06 T0303
N210 G94
N220 G97 S3600 
N230 X0.0 Z0.05 G94
N240 G01 X0.0 Z-0.1607 F8.0
N250 G00 X0.0 Z0.05
N260 X0.0 Z-0.1107
N270 G01 X0.0 Z-0.3213
N280 G00 X0.0 Z0.05
N290 X0.0 Z-0.2713
N300 G01 X0.0 Z-0.482
N310 G00 X0.0 Z0.05
N320 X0.0 Z-0.432
N330 G01 X0.0 Z-0.6426
N340 G00 X0.0 Z0.05
N350 X0.0 Z-0.5926
N360 G01 X0.0 Z-0.8033
N370 G00 X0.0 Z0.05

Have attached the .cnc so you can see the settings.
If its not right let me know and I will see if I can figure it out.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2011, 02:13:06 PM »
I see what you mean. Yes it does work like this. I wasn't trying the deep drill. I was doing the long long long hand. ;) 
Now then the only other thing I was adding was goto at the end of the program. I send it back to zero all.

Thanks a million for this PP. I'm sure it may work well for others too.

One other thing I will mention.
When I have Mach set to stop at tool change, upon clicking cycle start, it posts an error that says no spindle speed posted yet.
I use ignore tool change mostly. I just test code one tool at a time first initially. A little safer that way.
I have moved the S2400 up one line to solve this.
Not sure why it sees that as a problem, but doesn't when ignore tool change is used.
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2011, 02:42:55 PM »
I think probably it is best for you to choose auto tool changer however I think I know what the problem is as I to had that problem with the first Mach3 post I used from Dolphin, give me a few and I will change things and see if it helps you.
Hood

OK try this
« Last Edit: February 08, 2011, 02:58:36 PM by Hood »

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2011, 10:41:26 AM »
Now you have gone and made it perfect. ;)

Thanks a bunch for all the help. I did take your advice and use the auto tool change method.
No more complaints.
Lee

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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2011, 12:47:07 PM »
No probs, its quite easy to make these types of changes in the post processor :)
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Re: Mach3Turn Offsets?
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2011, 01:37:36 PM »
I did change mine that I use for Sheetcam some, but it is also easy to screw one up.
Lee