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rectangular hole pattern
« on: May 24, 2007, 03:59:53 PM »
Hello all

I just used the rectangular hole pattern wizard and had an interesting problem.  I am doing a 5 high by 7 wide pattern.  On the first pass I got 8 holes wide, then the tool moved up one space, drilled a hole, skipped a hole and drilled seven wide (in the x axis).  This contiued in the same pattern untill compltion.  Fortunately the 8th hole was always off of the work piece and I was able to save it.  Has anyone else had this problem? 

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 08:46:56 PM »
I ran a 5x7 pattern and it looks OK- I didnt actually drill it, but the screen display looks right.

Tell me the rest of your setting- x, y, length , width. tool size, etc

Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 01:40:17 AM »
X.375 Y.31  width(y)2.125   length(x)3.1875   G73 Z-.36 R.1 
I was using a center drill in preparation for drilling with a 27/64 drill bit.  The spacing of the holes was correct, just one extra in each row and a skipped one at the beginning of each row (except the first one).  If you need more information, ask.  This was an easy one to edit, but I am curios if anyone else has seen this.

Thanks for your time and the rapid response.  The information that I get from the Mach world is worth many times the price of the program.  Keep up the great work folks.

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 02:44:06 PM »
If it makes a difference, I used the rectangular hole pattern wizard from the Newfangled Suite.

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 03:39:54 PM »
I tried your numbers and it works exactly as expected for me. The first hole is at x=.375, then it moves across in x, then up one and back to X .375.

Can you post the code you get, maybe I can get a clue from that.

Also,are you sure you are using the latest version- it should be the one that has the material screen with the dialog box, not all the individual material buttons. There should be a V 2/74 in the upper right of the first screen.

Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 05:59:58 PM »
I just checked and it is verion 2.72.  I rtried it again and had the same results.  I will download the new version and see what it does.  Thanks again.

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 01:44:58 AM »
I upgraded today and tried the program.  It gave me a rectangular bolt pattern which had the same pattern as shown on the icon.  The previous (2.72) program gave me an array pattern of holes which were offset as discribed in the earlier post.  I am looking for the array style pattern, columns and rows.  Is there a wizard for that style of bolt pattern?  Thanks for your time and patience with me.

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 08:39:47 AM »
The wizard will do either a frame of holes, or an array. Note the big icons, just slightly below and left of center screen. You click whichever form you want.

I have not found a case where it does the skipped row you refer to. I will keep looking, but for the next few weeks Im on a road trip and will not have access to a machine. I will be reading mail and doing whatever debugging I can without a machine
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 11:49:57 AM »
Thanks for the reply and I apologize for missing the obvious.  The icons were right in front of me and I did not see them.  I got the desired results from the program this time.  I am still amazed and delighted by the cooperatiion and willingness to help shown by the members of this group.

Marty
Re: rectangular hole pattern
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008, 12:49:46 PM »
I am having problems with this wizard. 1. the grid lights will not stay on 2. the drill cycle buttons will not cycle. Posted code is incorrect as it only out puts rectangle with spacing leaving out the holes. Using the included wizard, Brians. I have the same result except that it will output x/y coordinates with no z movement.
Perplexed.
Lic file is in mach3 and mach3 shows as lic. Also latest version installed. Running on xp pro.