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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2015, 03:11:30 AM »
Post your xml as well just in case there is something in it.
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Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2015, 04:48:58 AM »
Version is in post 2.  Yes using generic screen set.


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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2015, 04:08:25 PM »
Well I've taken the radical step of uninstalling and reinstalling, but having done that I should ask what the best version is for turning please?  Currently have 3.043.022

Now I'll have to remember how I configured the system for two different machine tools....


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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2015, 08:27:30 AM »
I think 062 is the most commonly used version now for turn.  I've been using 057 for a long time on my lathe.  I keep saying I'll go to 062 but I'm nervous about changing.  Me, superstitious? Nah. ::)
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2015, 08:42:05 AM »
OK, thanks Dickeybird.  I'll download '062 and give it a whirl.

Presumably '066 is the latest for Mill, can I have two versions on my computer at the same time please?  Or doesn't that work?

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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2015, 09:43:42 AM »
Current changes from 057  and some affect lathe.

Take your pick for what you want to use. At least use something greater than say ...038

RICH

1/24/12
3.043.057
-- Softlimtis for turn fixed
-- Pause in can cyles and cutter comp  fixed
-- M10 M11 and ExPy commands fixed
-- Looking at A Axis moves but I was not able to make it for this Rev...


1/31/12
3.043.058
-- Added the ability to run Gcode while in Pause (feedhold) Also allows Inc joging in feed hold
-- Fixed doing a toolchange from MDI and locking the machine in a running Gcode state. (would not allow jogging after a toolchang in MDI)

3/30/12
3.043.060
-- Lathe - Ignore tool change not working (Fixed and tested)
-- Lathe - G53 move in Dia mode (fixed and tested)
-- Lathe - Tool Tip Rad taken out of the axis display (needed to allow zeroing and so on)
-- Lathe - Solid Object  (worked on it a bit but needs far more work and will take days, added to the TODO list)
-- Sleep function in the script editor was killing the update of
the software. I needed to remove the stopping of jog if there was a loss of focus. The trouble is that if a display thread is sleeping and you
check to see what it's name is it will not return untill it is done sleeping. So that feature has been removed... (fixed and tested)

4/3/12
3.043.062
-- Lathe - Program extents worked on. The fixture offset was getting added in
-- Lathe - worked some more on the Dia vs Rad. There was a problem with setting an axis to a position
-- Lathe - Fixed the vars that get sent to the m1083 macro. The tTaper() was not getting set

Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2015, 09:49:48 AM »
Thanks Rich, I'll go for 062 then.
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2015, 04:35:31 PM »
OK, have installed '062, worked out how to restore the right xml, and tested the wizards out.  Work exactly as expected, no crashes.  Now I just need to get my xbox controller working again and the mill profile.

Many thanks for all the help!  As always, this forum gets me to a fix quickly.
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2015, 05:33:29 PM »
OK, have installed '062, worked out how to restore the right xml, and tested the wizards out.  Work exactly as expected, no crashes.
Thanks John, that's good to know.  I'm waiting for the sun, moon & planets to align themselves properly & when they do, 062 will be installed on the ORAC.  Now where did I put that Voodoo doll...
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2015, 10:01:20 AM »
Mission accomplished.  I discovered how easy it is to reinstall the Xbox plugin, and the I used the OD Fillet wizard to turn a hemishere on the end of my bar by settingh the radius equal to the bar radius and the length equal to the radius.  Simples!