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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2012, 02:05:19 PM »
Pro is not Lathe so I wouldn't focus on that. I use both their Mill and Lathe programs though and have nothing but good things to say. Depending on your background, it's pretty simple to go with. I'd ask them if they would allow posting code before just to see.

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2012, 02:41:55 PM »
Your answer is but an email away.

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2012, 12:09:03 PM »
well spoke to Dolphin on the phone seam nice to deal with they are having a special on version ten right now but version ten only accepts DXF files no Iges no big deal i can save any file as a DXF no biggie for me Dolphin did give me a trial version to post code with but i am having a problem getting to work right now.

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2012, 01:36:28 PM »
Guys when i download Dolphin dose it download both the lathe and mill or do i have to down each separately ?

Dennis   

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2012, 02:16:55 PM »
I think it is both and either your licence or dongle then determines what you can use.
Hood
Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2012, 01:42:09 PM »
Hood
I found it the program has a switch from mill to lathe now comes the learning part how to use the program, what dose the program like for a DXF file a side profile or a 3D billet that the program would split or ? any help as you have been there is greatly appreciated.

Dennis

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2012, 02:11:32 PM »
I find the easiest is to produce a dxf of half of the part and if it has  internal work then providing a zero point with construction lines before you export into DolphinCAD is the easiest, or at least it is for me.
Below is an example of one part I make with the  DXF I used for the threaded stainless end.
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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2012, 02:20:21 PM »
Heres what it looks like in DolphnCAM with and without the billet defined.
Hood
Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2012, 04:23:23 PM »
Hood
Ok so the drawing is a 2D line drawing with a top view looking down at the part I can do that, Then if it has an inner well the drawing is defined outside and inside Dia is this correct ?
one thing i have found i had an Iges file and converted it to a DXF but when i opened the file into Dolphin it was just an outline 3D drawing not a solid any ideas this was in mill.

Dennis 

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Re: re:CNC Lathe program
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2012, 06:07:07 PM »
Iges files contain only the surface. They are hollow loke a chocolate bunny. When converting to a drawing, only the surface limits will be shown. My Edgecam does the samw to me.

For lathe work I normally draw the 2d and olny half the part.

Hal