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Re: cut rectangle wizard
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 05:52:43 PM »
Hi All.

Just a quick follow up on the original post and the current state of the Rectangle wizard (as I see it...).

In the opening post, Andy mentions two issues: the size of the approach and exit arcs and the cutter being on the "outside" if the Climb and Inside settings are selected.

The recent changes do indeed address the arc size, however the location of the cutter is still on the outside when Inside and Climb are selected. So if a 1" square with a 1/8" cutter is selected, the counter-clockwise path occurs but a 1.25" square results.

Thanks!!

David
Re: cut rectangle wizard
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2007, 06:47:22 PM »
Hi Again,

I was just playing a bit more with the rectangle wizard and discovered I misstated the situation. And if anyone sees this differently, please correct me. My experience base is modest at best.

In the first case, the settings for this is a 1/8" clockwise cutter with a feed rate of 7.5, and a 1" square with the lower left corner at 0,0, and Climb mill on the Inside.

(Program Posted for Aluminum )
G0 G49 G40.1 G17
G80 G50 G90 G98 
G20 (Inch)
(***** Cut Rectangle *****)
M6 T4
M03 S3000
M7 (Mist On)
G00 G43 H4 Z0.1
G00 X0.8125 Y0.5938
G42 P0.0625
G01 X0.9063 Y0.5938
G02 X1 Y0.5 R0.09375
G01 X1 Y0.5
Z0
G01 X1 Y0 Z-0.0125
G01 X0 Y0 Z-0.0375
G01 X0 Y1 Z-0.0625
G01 X1 Y1 Z-0.0875
G01 X1 Y0.5 Z-0.1
G01 X1 Y0
G01 X0 Y0
G01 X0 Y1
G01 X1 Y1
G01 X1 Y0.5
G02 X0.9063 Y0.4063 R0.09375
G40
G01 X0.8125 Y0.4063
M5 M9
M30

This causes the cutter move Clockwise inside the square. With a clockwise cutter, isn't climb mill supposed to move the cutter in a counter-clockwise direction??? The feed rate is not posted, so in my case the default of 6 in/min takes place.

The second case is same as the first except that Conventional milling is selected, so Inside is still in effect.

(Program Posted for Aluminum )
G0 G49 G40.1 G17
G80 G50 G90 G98 
G20 (Inch)
(***** Cut Rectangle *****)
M6 T4
M03 S3000
M7 (Mist On)
G00 G43 H4 Z0.1
G00 X0.8125 Y0.4063
G42 P0.0625
G01 X0.9063 Y0.4063
G03 X1 Y0.5 R0.09375
G01 X1 Y0.5
Z0
G01 X1 Y1 Z-0.0125
G01 X0 Y1 Z-0.0375
G01 X0 Y0 Z-0.0625
G01 X1 Y0 Z-0.0875
G01 X1 Y0 Z-0.0875
G01 X1 Y0.5 Z-0.1
G01 X1 Y1
G01 X0 Y1
G01 X0 Y0
G01 X1 Y0
G01 X1 Y0
G01 X1 Y0.5
G03 X0.9063 Y0.5938 R0.09375
G40
G01 X0.8125 Y0.5938
M5 M9
M30

This second case causes the cutter to move Counter-Clockwise outside the 1" square producing 1.25" cutout. Again, no feedrate is posted in the code.

Since I posted the previous message that was less than accurate, I wanted to cleanup my mistakes. I thought the feedrate was posted in the code with this and other wizards, but I may be mistaken about that too.

I use several of the wizards on occasion, and am quite impressed with what they do. So I thank you Brian and all others who contribute to creating and maintaining them. I do apprecaite the energy.

David