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Scale button in mill
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:21:24 AM »
Hello!
I've used mach 3 lathe for quite a while and it works great for me.
I just bought a 4 axis mill and I'm trying to do some engraving on brass rods telling the machine the A axis is the Y axis.
I then use the text engraving wizard to create the paths.
In order to keep the letter dimensions correct I need to down scale the A (Y) axis to a value that depends on the rod's diameter.
So far so good, I did my math and I know how much I need to down scale it.
Problem is that when I click on the scale button it blinks but when I start machining it goes back to 1.000 (no scaling).
For now I did a workaround, I changed  the motor pulse number to make a mechanical scaling but the software one would be much better.
Ideas? Why does it revert to 1.000?
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 06:57:17 AM »
Check to see that there is no G50 in the code preamble or in the Initialization String.

Russ
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 07:42:30 AM »
You rock! Thanks!!!
It leads me to a new question: how can I force the text engraving wizard to output a string different to the one there is now?
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 07:54:28 AM »
You can open the macro and remove the G50.
M7** depending on which font you are using.
see attached
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 08:10:16 AM »
Thanks!!!!!
I need to find the same thing in the turn wizard to change every M3 command into M4, I'll look for it inside the turn wizard folder.
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 08:31:06 AM »
You can reverse the content of the M3, M4 macros .... for whatever reason.
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 08:37:49 AM »
Ok, this buys you a beer factory!!! :)
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 08:41:30 AM »
 :D
You can change it in the wizard's Post Code button script too.

Russ
 :)
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 08:49:34 AM »
When I open the hidden script nothing is in it, all the other scripts work. ???
Re: Scale button in mill
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 08:59:30 AM »
You have to open the wizard, fill in the info for a profile, then under Operator tab at the top of the screen you select Edit Button Script then click on the flashing POST button to access the  generated macro.