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Probing
« on: March 21, 2011, 06:47:33 AM »
After two years of modding my mill I finally have a working CNC machine (Big thanks to all here who helped me over that time)

I have a touch probe that works perfectly - however I would like to use it for edge finding.  I used to have a screen for that but now I cant seem to find it.  Does any one else have a way to edge find & center find a circle/round stock?

Many Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Probing
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 07:35:18 AM »
Andy,

Don't know if this is what you are think of but there is a probing routine which can be enable as a plugin. You need to restart Mach after it has been enabled.

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Re: Probing
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 08:46:56 AM »
Thanks Tweakie, 

Will this let me edge find as well as digitaly probe?

Cheers.

Andy

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Re: Probing
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 09:13:31 AM »
Andy,

No idea, I have never used it.

Just noticed that the MachStdMill has good probing routines - may be worth a visit.

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Re: Probing
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 06:16:28 PM »
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Probing
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 12:28:11 AM »
Feel free to take a look at MachStdMill at www.CalypsoVentures.com
It has the operations you asked about and a lot more.
For the full set of probing operations currently supported, see the Beta downloads (The user manual is avail separately if you like to read before trying).

I expect the beta to become release 1.1 not too long from now.

Disclosure: I am the author of the package so I could be accused of being biased, but I don't know of any other mach package that has the extensive probing support that MSM offers.

Dave

After two years of modding my mill I finally have a working CNC machine (Big thanks to all here who helped me over that time)

I have a touch probe that works perfectly - however I would like to use it for edge finding.  I used to have a screen for that but now I cant seem to find it.  Does any one else have a way to edge find & center find a circle/round stock?

Many Thanks,

Andy
Author of the MachStdMill Extensions for Mach3
www.CalypsoVentures.com
Re: Probing
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 01:08:47 PM »
Hi Dave
Just reading through the post and came across the above is your program only a probe program or a full functioning mill package?

Thanks
Dennis 
Re: Probing
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 01:41:18 PM »
It's a full function Mill package: All the stock mach features Plus additional enhanced functionality. Probing is just one set of feature sets MSM adds to Mach. 

Dave

Hi Dave
Just reading through the post and came across the above is your program only a probe program or a full functioning mill package?

Thanks
Dennis 
Author of the MachStdMill Extensions for Mach3
www.CalypsoVentures.com
Re: Probing
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 05:07:59 PM »
Dave
Thanks i will take a look at the trial offer i see that you are in the SF bay area as I am were about are you located ?

Dennis
Re: Probing
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 05:26:24 PM »
Dennis,
Located on the peninsula, between the Dumbarton and San Mateo bridges.
Dave


Dave
Thanks i will take a look at the trial offer i see that you are in the SF bay area as I am were about are you located ?

Dennis
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 05:30:37 PM by DaveCVI »
Author of the MachStdMill Extensions for Mach3
www.CalypsoVentures.com