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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 06:03:14 PM »
Dennis,
Never tried Dolphin Mill. Use LazyCam, Cambam and MeshCam.

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 06:36:58 PM »
No. never even looked at it I am afraid. I know a couple of people who do use it and it seems to work for them but it is not Mach they are using.
Hood
Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 01:13:00 PM »
Hood
I have tried visual mill and visual turn, mill worked but the finish was poor the turn did not work, for most of my mill work i use a great program D2NC it's a 2D package but it works well with Mach I need a turn program i just received a reply from Dolphin saying the demo doe's everything except generate code but that they guarantee the code though like i have not heard that before maybe you can give me some advise on how the Dolphin turn works for this purpose as a hobbyist i like to build model's of planes and cars and such so what i would like the turn program for is to make thing's such as landing gear, rims for tires so facing a rim and turning it to accommodate a tire would be what I want would this program do that ?

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2012, 01:29:07 PM »
It should work fine, it does for me anyway. I do OD turning, ID turning, threading (both OD and ID)
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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2012, 01:35:17 PM »
Dennis, if you have Ver10 demo then I could take your .cnc file and produce the code for you as a test, if its ver11 demo then I probably cant.

Hood
Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »
Hood
Well i have not down loaded the demo yet so i would think it to be the latest version when i do but i can check that thanks for your kind offer.

 Dennis

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 04:44:32 PM »
Email them and ask for a demo that can WRITE the gcode you cannot test it without being able to do so. You may have to remind them of that fact(;-)

I would NOT even consider a program test that could not write the Gcode as part of the test.

I have done that several times and the companies sent a limited time version that would write code.

Can't hurt to ask, (;-) TP

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2012, 05:05:25 PM »
Dolphin has a rather nice emulation for the pathing and if what you see works then with the right post processor all should be fine.
You will find that you use it a lot or at least i did when trying it out. But your right, Terry,  nothing beats backplotting the code and overlaying it on the drawn profile or runnng the code to see that all is well.

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2012, 08:39:43 PM »
There a many GOOD cams with LOUSY post for low end machines that do NOT work well for the low end applications.

(;-) TP
Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »
Thanks to you all for your input Dolphin just sent me an email saying they have dropped the pro version to $399 but if the hobby version is the same as the pro ver then it's not a savings is it ?  i would like to run the program code first before i buy i have been burned way to many times.

Dennis