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Issues with Mach3 going random
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:20:01 PM »
I have tried using Mach3 on 2 different motherboards (an Intel dual processor 500Mhz P3 and an IBM P3 1ghz). With both machines when starting a cut it will raise the Z-axis to it required height but will also move X  & Y for no reason.

Below is the latest gcode I tried, the odd thing is it will start the cut and then go diagonal, curve around but ends up where it should. This is a simple square 1" across, I am trying to figure out HOW to make it cut out the exact size I need using cutter compensation.


(File 1 INCH SQUARE.tap )
(Thursday, April 20, 2006)
G90G80G49
G42
G0 Z0.7500
f60 x3.4904 y7.9303
G90.1
G0 Z0.5000
f60 x3.4904 y7.9303

G0 Z0.5000
G0 X3.4904 Y7.9303

F80.000G1 Z0.0000
F60.000G1 X4.4904 Y7.9303
G1 X4.4904 Y8.9303
G1 X3.4904 Y8.9303
G1 X3.4904 Y7.9303
G0 Z0.5000
Re: Issues with Mach3 going random
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 09:43:50 PM »
Try this...

G0 G49 G40.1 G17
G80 G50 G90 G98 
G20 (Inch)
G00 G43 H4 Z0.1
G00 X0.1875 Y-0.4063
G01 Z-0.1 F10
G41 P0.0625
G01 X0.0938 Y-0.4063F20
G03 X0 Y-0.5 R0.09375
G01 X0 Y-0.5
G01 X0 Y-1
G01 X-1 Y-1
G01 X-1 Y0
G01 X0 Y0
G01 X0 Y-0.5
G03 X0.0938 Y-0.5938 R0.09375F20
G40
G01 X0.1875 Y-0.5938F20
M5 M9
M30
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

www.newfangledsolutions.com
www.machsupport.com
Re: Issues with Mach3 going random
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 10:01:29 PM »
Have not tried it, but may I ask what generated that code?
Re: Issues with Mach3 going random
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 12:34:31 PM »
I did it in the NFS wizard ;)
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

www.newfangledsolutions.com
www.machsupport.com
Re: Issues with Mach3 going random
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 02:13:54 PM »
Is the wizard in Mach3 or available for download?
Re: Issues with Mach3 going random (NFS Wizards)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 04:14:14 PM »
The NFS (New Fangled Solutions) wizards are included with the Mach 3 download.  However, you need to purchase a separate license from NFS in order to be able to use the G-Code they generate.  It is located under the "Conversational" button on the Program Run screen of the standard Mach 3 screens (1024.set I believe).  You push the Conversational button and it takes you to the wizards.  You can use every part and function of the wizards as they are in the download without a license, you just can't "post" and use the G-code they generate without the license.  You can even preview the toolpaths the wizards generated without the license, so you can get a better idea of their functionality.  Play around with them a bit and I think you will be impressed, especially for the price.  They are quite powerfull and many find them to be all they need to do the machining operations they require.  Much cheaper than a full blown CAM program.  Check out the NFS website at:

http://www.newfangledsolutions.com

lots of good info there.  Hope that helps.  Clear as mud?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2006, 04:18:35 PM by rbleth51 »
Thanks,
Rob