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Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:07:19 AM »
Hello Ron,
 I tried doing a Rectangle Pocket .......
2.5" long by .5" wide using a .375" tool, but i got a pop up window while in the Pocket config window that states "Width must be larger than tool times 2."

So i tried a Mill Rectangle and the tool path shows lead in and out going beyond the width of rectangle.Look at screen shot.

Is this on the list or?

Thanks,
Troy
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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 11:16:04 AM »
Are you sure it will cut outside the box? remember what you see in the toolpath is the center line of the tool path

Put up a job file and I will make some tests.

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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 11:30:16 AM »
If i increase the width of pocket, then lead in and out appear inside of toolpath. Attached is job file. Ill give it a run on the mill and see what happens.

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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 11:50:30 AM »
Gave the Rectangle Gcode a try on the mill and the lead in & out starts outside of toolpath when trying to do an inside cut.

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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 07:48:10 AM »
So any reason why the cut starts outside of box?

Troy
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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 10:13:49 AM »
It certainly was not planned to do that. I think I will just have to change the validate code to not allow rectangles that are to small for the code we use. Something will be done in the next release.

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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 10:28:35 AM »
Ok. Sounds good.

Just for thought.... do i understand correctly, the way NFS Mill and NFS addon generate Gcode is different? Asking because i can do a .500" wide pocket with a .375" dia endmill with no errors.

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Troy
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Re: Rectangle Pocket & Mill Rectangle
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 11:10:31 AM »
Yes, NFS Mill is a total new program. It is done in C++, the Addons were done in VB. We changed the whole process of generating code so nothing of the old VB code was included.

I will look at the old code to see if it helps improve the new.