Hello Guest it is May 10, 2021, 08:47:03 PM

Author Topic: Mach4 CV  (Read 2548 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dude1

*
  •  1,253 1,253
    • View Profile
Mach4 CV
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:58:37 AM »
is the CV working in the latest version of M4 and how do you go about setting the CV wizard.

I like the router screen could we get a 4 axis version Please
Re: Mach4 CV
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 10:16:38 AM »
more info on CV wizard please - bump

Offline Chaoticone

*
  • *
  •  5,626 5,626
  • Precision Chaos
    • View Profile
Re: Mach4 CV
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 04:25:45 PM »
Quote
I like the router screen could we get a 4 axis version Please

Good, glad you like it.  :)

Absolutely! You can edit the router screen and add the 4th axis elements. You could even add a 5th and 6th axis if you want. Your imagination is about the only limiting factor in Mach4. I highly recommend you save the screen as something unique first though and then edit that screen. Best to leave default screens, profiles, modules, etc. as is.

Build 3112 pre-release is available to test. This is a pretty major update. It is recommended you copy a default profile and configure the saved profile for your machine.

Build 3112 of Mach4Hobby can be downloaded here:

ftp://anonymous:guest@machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/Mach4Hobby%20Installer-4.2.0.3112.exe

1) PMC editor is now included. This is basically a ladder logic graphical script/code builder. If you like ladder logic, you should love PMC editor. No programming knowledge is needed for using the PMC editor. A PMC Editor help file is also included in the Docs folder.

2) Default profiles and screens for lathes and routers are now included.

3) Canned cycles wizards for lathe. ***These were donated by MachMotion and they have done a great job. You will want to check these out.***

4) Default screens have had significant updates (mainly to the scripts).

5) Functional cycle timer added to default screens.

6) A TouchOff module has been added (clicking the touch button will open it). Once you open it, read the tool tips that pop up when hovering over GUI elements for more details.

7) Fixed a few openGL bugs that were present in tangential mode.

8 ) A CV feedrate wizard is now included. At the moment, there are 179 settings for it. 1 - 179 degrees. Enter the max feedrate you want the machine to travel at for each angle.

9) Updated installer and uninstaller. Wording in some dialogs were edited to help users avoid mistakes while installing. You can also deselect any control types you wish not to install. The new uninstaller (which is installed when you run the new installer) should not delete existing license, custom screens, custom profiles or custom shortcuts. ***Note: The uninstaller you have now will so be sure to back everything up before running the installer***. Desktop shortcuts added for selected machine types. On the finish page you can deselect launching the Mach loader when finished.



Quote
8 ) A CV feedrate wizard is now included. At the moment, there are 179 settings for it. 1 - 179 degrees. Enter the max feedrate you want the machine to travel at for each angle.


The CV wizard in its current form is about as straight forward as it can be. I'm not sure I can expand much on what I have already written about the CV wizard other than there is a button at the top of the wizard that tells you if the CV Feedrate wizard is on or off. When you click it, it will change its state to the opposite. Other than that, play with it to see what it does. Write you a simple square Gcode (be sure to set CV mode (G64) and the feed rate is within your machines ability). Run it with the wizard on and off. Run it a few more times after changing the feedrate for 90 degree angles. Set the 90 degree feedrate to 1/100, then 1/10 then 1/2 the feedrate you wrote in the Gcode. Run the Gcode after each change and see for yourself how it changes the toolpath in the corners.

;D If you could see the things I have in my head, you would be laughing too. ;D

My guard dog is not what you need to worry about!

Offline dude1

*
  •  1,253 1,253
    • View Profile
Re: Mach4 CV
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 03:57:36 PM »
thanks Chaoticone the cv is clear as mud since probing is working in the ESS now, its time to get stuck in the CV is not that important if I am using Fusion 360 it has corner rounding comp, but when I use V carve pro it is needed