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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #190 on: October 06, 2008, 08:28:35 PM »
Clive,
Post your dxf file and I'll give it try in Lazcam.
RICH
Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #191 on: October 07, 2008, 01:14:12 PM »
Hi Rich
I tried it with the sample file "ainsideprofile.dxf" so its not the DXF file.

Clive

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #192 on: October 07, 2008, 03:27:31 PM »
Clive,
I assume you mean "ainnerprofile.dxf" which is in the MACH3>LCAMSAMPLES folder created on your drive when Mach was installed?
If that's the one, it imports, clean and converts just fine in Lazycam.
RICH
Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #193 on: November 05, 2008, 03:14:34 PM »
From the "OTHER" forum.....Breaking news.
AND IT"S NOT EVEN WINTER YET !
Way to go ART !



Hi Guys:

There is an experimental version of LazyTurn to be put on the downloads site
shortly, it is primarily a test of LazyTurns DXF importing and rough profileing
code. It will post Gcode of a created rough toolpath. There are no docs , but
its pretty intuitive, none are really needed. There is a thread on the web group
for any questions about how it works, and Id like to see any DXF's
that look good, or any that fail.

Dont install the LCam update unless your playing with Turning as Im unsure how
the updated dll's will afect lazycamuntill I get some reports. SO this is for
experimenters only who want rough profiles done. LazyTurn needs a couple more
things done before I can put out a finish pass, first the graphics of the
"material left over" is only accurate for a button tool at present, once I make
that accurate to all tools I can do a "finish-rough" stage to remove material
harmfull to a finish tool, and then ,finally, a finish pass.

Currently you can load a dxf, setup a tool library, and generate rough
profiles at any pass per depth, then post the file. Seems to run well in Mach3.
Any experiences welcome.. just enter the web based forums lazyturn thread.
Update should be posted on the web soon, its been sent to Brian.


Thanks,
Art

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #194 on: November 05, 2008, 05:43:47 PM »
Thank's for the notice RC,
I hope that all those interested in a neat lathe software program would "come alive" and get involved by trying it out
witin the described capabilities. This is one of Art's pet personal projects and he's providing effort for the CNC turning
community that frankly you won't find otherwise. It's only by use, via a diversity of users, that can quickly find and show what otherwise would take a long time. The quicker he can indentiify faults with the roughing cuts the faster he may
get to the end. So cnc turners, try it and bitch now ( ok, lets reword that to be politicaly correct  " providing positive feedback" ) or forever hold your piece! ;D

What would be the best way for playing around safely? ???
IE; Do an additional complete install of Mach *********.15 / including Lazycam under a different directory so you can delete it if need be?
RICH
Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #195 on: November 07, 2008, 10:13:15 AM »
Definitely interested in participation but can't find the download. How about posting a link here?
Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #196 on: November 07, 2008, 11:10:17 AM »
This just in........

Hi Guys:

The test I spoke of earlier of LazyTurn is included in this file..

http://www.machsupport.com/downloads/LazyCam3.00.2_Update.exe

Once installed, you can play with Lazyturn by running lazyturn.exe in the
resultant folder.
If you change its install location rom c:\Mach3 to another locatin it shoudl run
as a standalone package of an updated LCam, and LTurn.



Thanks,
Art
Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #197 on: November 07, 2008, 01:58:50 PM »
Hi Art

First I get a few errors of missing dll files but after copying the necessarily files from the Mach3 folder it starts.
I try to load the pulley.dxf (used somewhere before) i get an error "no appropriate turningprofile was found" after that i get an error "Clazyturnvieuw an opengl error occurred:ongeldige waarde " (the last part is Dutch)

Greetings:
Willem

Sorry, my mistake, i have taken an older version of Lazyturn so above message is not correct.

Greetings:
Willem
« Last Edit: November 08, 2008, 04:34:50 AM by W.Jansen »

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #198 on: November 07, 2008, 07:36:04 PM »
Hi Art,
Attached is the dxf file and some comments.
RICH

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #199 on: November 07, 2008, 09:32:23 PM »
Hi, Art

Now this is looking Pretty Lazy, Pic.'s of Graham's King.

Thanks, Chip