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MillWizard Rectangle Pocket Gcode Explanation?
« on: January 18, 2020, 02:47:04 PM »
I'm trying to make a rectangular pocket using MillWizard (2.0.5 although it says v4).  I want the outside of the pocket to be defined by the corners (0.5, 0.5) and (1.5, 2.5).  I pick SW corner and parameters Xorign: 0.5000  Yorign: 0.5000  Length 1.0000  Width: 2.0000 and a 0.250 end mill.  I wouldn't expect to see negative coordinates in the Gcode but I do.  Is there something I don't understand about this?  Here is the Gcode file:

(***New File Started***)
(created by NFS Mill, V4)
(New File Started 01/18/20 13:22:02)
(posted for Aluminum )
(Strategy: Equal )
(Rapid height: 0.1000  Clearance height: 0.0500 )
G98 G80 G17 G90 G54 G64 G91.1

G20 G90
(***New Tool Selected***)
(ToolNum: 04  Diameter: 0.2500  )
(Feed: 10.0000  SFM: 500.0000  Plunge: 10.0000  ChipLoad: 0.0001  )
M06 T4 (1/4 MILL)
G43 H4
M03 S7639
(***Rectangular Pocket***)
(Xorign: 0.5000  Yorign: 0.5000  Length 1.0000  Width: 2.0000  )
(Ztop: 0.0000  Zdepth: -0.5000  Zstep: 0.1000 )
(Cut Direction: CW)
(will make  5.0000  cuts of:  0.1000 )
G00 X1.0000 Y-1.0000
Z0.0500
G01 Z-0.1000 F10.00
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.0500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.2000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.1500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.3000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.2500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.4000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.3500
X1.0000 Y-1.0000
G01 Z-0.5000
Y-2.0000
X1.1071 Y0.8929
X0.8929
Y2.1071
X1.1071
Y0.8929
X1.2143 Y0.7857
X0.7857
Y2.2143
X1.2143
Y0.7857
X1.3214 Y0.6786
X0.6786
Y2.3214
X1.3214
Y0.6786
X1.3750 Y0.6250
X0.6250
Y2.3750
X1.3750
Y0.6250
G00 Z-0.4500
Z0.1000
M09
M05
M30 (end of file)
Re: MillWizard Rectangle Pocket Gcode Explanation?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 04:41:53 PM »
Oh.  It's a bug with the latest version.  The previous version works as expected.  Except with that version (and maybe the latest also) selecting CW doesn't change the path to CW - it remains CCW.