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THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« on: January 09, 2011, 03:27:08 PM »
This thread is about how the wizards can be interfaced into the new lathe screen.
Usualy done by clicking the Wizards tab. In Phils lathe screen  a button was added to invoke the flyout.
 New wizards are being done, addtional wizards exist that can be added to the screen,
in few cases some may duplicate efforts done by others,....etc.

 I created this thread for general discussion on the wizards as a whole and not about in depth specifcs on the individual wizards.
See the references below for whats going on or was posted in the past. Hopefully puts wizards into perspective.

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WIZARD OVERVIEW
The attached pics show most available wizards ( ones i have or found ) and additional screens will need
to be provided or the current one modified.

Just a comment on the Rich / modified pic.......Each of these wizards have been modified to work in diameter and radius 
mode and will post comment information along with the code. There are some new wizards also, but a few are different
or improved such as the taper ones which  provide additional choices. They are numbered for a reason.
A friend did the changes...not me...my changes would never work!  No, I have not tested them.

I am sure that there are other wizards out there which can be added, developed or were missed in my searching.

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REFERENCES:

DaOne / Wes
-Drill Wizard:   http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16533.msg112079.html#msg112079
                        It will allow standard feed, feed in and feed out (reamer), peck drill or chip break.
                       Feeds and speeds will also be set in the wizard.

-Different appoach to wizards:  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16533.msg112487.html#msg112487
                                                  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16452.msg111244.html#msg111244

- added multiple start threading to the simple thread wizard:http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16452.msg112559.html#msg112559
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WIZARDS developement thread: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16630.msg112681.html#msg112681
ODARC WIZARD http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16630.msg112757.html#msg112757
ZARZUL'S WIZARDS:http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,4206.0.html
                                   http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,2111.msg12386.html#msg12386
                                   http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,2091.msg12247.html#msg12247
                                   http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,1866.msg10818.html#msg10818
MACROS
OD BORING FINISHING FACING: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16282.msg110023.html#msg110023
PECK DRILLING MACROS: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,15205.msg101682.html#msg101682
SIMPSONS MACH'G CENTER  4TH AXIS: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,11422.msg72469.html#msg72469
SCOTTS THREADING  WIZARD: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,2050.msg11971.html#msg11971


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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 03:29:04 PM »
WILL BE ADDING SOME GENERAL COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS IN THIS REPLY
LATER, ;)
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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 10:16:47 PM »
Rich,

   Here is another thought, that could be considered for both Wizards and Screens (in a way),
in the "Tab flyout" (the MPG fly out window Page 50 in screen designer), we could "Redo the MPG to more space efficient, AND then put a Stack or "Wizard Buttons", these buttons would have the name of the wizard that they would call. So, no matter what page your own in Lathe, you hit the TAB key, and click the "Wizard" button, and it would pull your that wizard......  then you would not need to Scroll around in the Wizards drop down list.

it would be fast and convienant, and easy to do.

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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 10:45:56 PM »
Scott,
Good thought, so tab, click, select, run, and maybe  click again to to return to a spot ,...i quess i am trying to create or emulate the conversational stuff that was mentioned.
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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 03:14:11 PM »
Is there a way to over ride the "Angle <=0.1 degrees" error in the OD Taper Wizard? ( The one at the bottom left corner of the wizard selection screen ) I have to turn some tapers that are a 1mm reduction in diameter over 322mm length. This creates a taper of 0.088 degrees. There doesn't seem to be a need for this error to occur. It works fine with tapers above 0.1 degrees. Are there any other options that I can use straight away ?
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I had a few parts left over - still it's always the same when you try a bit of "do it yourself"

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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 08:13:16 PM »
Do it manualy via the MDI   G01 ******************  Z*********xx F******************.
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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 05:24:54 AM »
Better still write the code

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G21 G40 G00 G90 G43
T0101
G97 S1000 M3
G00 Z1.
X20.
G01 Z0 F.25
X21. Z-322. F.1
G00 X25.
Z1.
M30
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You can change the X figures to match your job.

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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 02:38:11 PM »
Thanks.I ended up writing the G Code by hand and then pasted it into excell. Then I could insert a couple of relevant dimensions and create many different G codes - sort of like a wizard but limited to the specific job I was doing.
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I had a few parts left over - still it's always the same when you try a bit of "do it yourself"

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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 06:50:30 PM »
hi where do i find the wizards that go with the "flyout modified hcir.jpg" above. Rich suggested i look at these and they look great i'm just a bit new and confused as to how to add them. I have added a few wizards with sucess they were zipped and like to find this package If I could
thanks steve

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Re: THE LATHE PROJECT-2011 - WIZARDS SCREENS ONLY
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 12:42:29 PM »
Can you put a G95 posting option for the turn wizards ?
Thanks,
Glen.
I had a few parts left over - still it's always the same when you try a bit of "do it yourself"