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Simple Draw test??
« on: March 15, 2017, 03:11:38 PM »
I want to try drawing some random numbers with a maker attached as the tool. I can't seem to find anything simple to do this with?
Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 03:38:57 PM »
Wizards->Write?
Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 03:53:00 PM »
as silly as it sounds I after building the entire machine I can't figure out how to use that lol

I jog the Z down where the marker is barely touching the paper, zero the Z, enter the text in the wizard, and then?

I never get any gcode from the wizard.. idk like I said it might sound crazy but I don't find it user friendly...
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Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 04:10:40 PM »
Make sure you set all the parameters and choose a font.
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Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 04:20:19 PM »
doesn't come natural for me, sorry. terms have no examples of what they do ect.

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Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 05:32:09 PM »
After writing your text, hit the “Action Man” button at the bottom right of the wizard screen and if no message appears hit the “Write Button” which is located at the right of the screen keyboard
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 05:46:16 PM »
Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 06:09:45 PM »
I wrote an explanation of using the "WRITE" wizard under the Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards section of the forum. It is the 7th. line down, titled Mach3 Add-on 'WRITE"

It takes a little playing with, and you can see the letters on the screen after you exit the file. It will compose the G-code, and put it in the directory as the file name write.

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Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 07:01:01 PM »
I wrote an explanation of using the "WRITE" wizard under the Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards section of the forum. It is the 7th. line down, titled Mach3 Add-on 'WRITE"

It takes a little playing with, and you can see the letters on the screen after you exit the file. It will compose the G-code, and put it in the directory as the file name write.

Post a link to the topic.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,32791.msg227748.html#msg227748
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Re: Simple Draw test??
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 11:35:36 AM »
thanks for all the replies. I still don't see how to use it with a marker, like making the machine a plotter, but at least I can get gcode now