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Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« on: July 12, 2015, 07:55:32 AM »
I'm trying to turn a hemisphere on the end of a bar, the same diameter as the bar.  When I try to use the wizard, when I click the post code button Mach 3 crashes and can't be re-launched without re-starting the PC.  Is this a known bug please?  I would say which version I'm using but to do that I'd need to restart the PC!

Is there another sphere wizard anyone can recommend?
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 08:52:58 AM »
I've now checked the version number and it's Version R3.043.022
Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 12:00:25 PM »
Curiouser and curiouser!  If I run the wizard on a demo copy of Mach 3 on my laptop and save the code to a usb stick and load it from there into the workshop computer, when I load the file into Mach it crashes.  Another interesting thing is that once Mach has crashed the PC will not close down properly from the start menu, I have to do a hard turn-off.

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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 04:05:12 PM »
From where and what wizard are you using?
The Turning / Lathe Turning Wizards by Brian / Kiran?
OD Arc?

RICH
Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 04:14:06 PM »
Hi Rich, yes, those exactly.

Thanks, John


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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 04:17:41 PM »
I just tried that wizard and it posted code just fine.
What is running on the workshop pc besides Mach3?

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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 04:52:11 PM »
Sounds like you may be using an external controller and the code is making it hang for some reason.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2015, 04:16:48 PM »
Nope, Mach 3 on an XP PC through the parallel port.  Nothing running other than M3.  Also disconnected from the Internet and disabled Norton.  One thing I noticed is that single G03 statements run fine, but both with this wizard and the od fillet wizard which will generate a hemisphere with the right parameters, they crash when there are a lot of G03s.  Also just once I've got an error message from Windows when trying to shut down to say that shutdown failed because the M3 driver was still running, though the GUI bit had crashed and couldn't be restarted.  I will try to see what happens if I reduce the number of G03s by making the cuts deeper.  This only happens on my w/s Dell Optiplex, not on my Win7 laptop, but the latter runs only in demo mode of course.


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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2015, 04:30:33 PM »
  Another interesting thing is that once Mach has crashed the PC will not close down properly from the start menu, I have to do a hard turn-off.

I think I used to kill it with the Device Manager instead of a shut down.
Haven't had that issue for a loooooong time though and don't recall what  caused it.
That wizard has always worked well for me, used it multiple times.
Russ

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Re: Mach 3 Turn OD sphere wizard
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2015, 09:45:40 PM »
Post your code for the one that causes the crash.
What version of Mach are you using?
Are you using the generic lathe screen set.

Don't know what is the problem is, but, can try it using my OptiPlex and another computer to see if it happens here.
Like Russ never had an issue with those wizards.

RICH