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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #670 on: December 31, 2008, 11:54:34 PM »
Well ..... Hank, I want to thank you.
You helped me to discover another "RULE". (don't recall seeing it earlier)

The termination of the profile at the LEFT (Z-) end of the drawing MUST extend, in the -z direction, BEYOND any other entity in the drawing.
If the profile ends with a downward arc, the end of the line must NOT go beyond a line tangent to that arc, and perpendicular to the center line of the part.

This end is where it looks like ART draws a line perpendicular to the centerline out to define the Stock OD.....which creates the intersection fault.

I feel better now...your CAD is probably OK.
RC
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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #671 on: January 01, 2009, 12:01:22 AM »
Hi, Hank & RC

Got a little side tracked hear, Good to see it's working now.

I think most of the load issues in LT are fixed, There may be a few remaining though, Time will tell.

I now the connection tolerances are tight, But need to be that way for testing and developmental reason's, I'm Sure.

Hopefully they can be loosened up in the future.

Happy NEW YEAR to Everyone, Chip

 

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #672 on: January 01, 2009, 07:09:45 AM »
Hi guys

Happy newyear to all.

Art
That's a good one, the new button.

Greetings:
Willem

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #673 on: January 01, 2009, 09:06:39 AM »
Hi All,
There will always be two problems associated with the use of LazyTurn ( or any CNC software ).
What you created for the import and the practical turning of a part. It's a matter of degree and
books have been written on each.

Here is an updated list of CAD related item's originaly posted back some time ago.
Sometime in the future i'll translate the Greek wording to plain language and include others.
Maybe a generic CAD check list would be more appropriate. Till then here it is for what it's worth.
RICH
 
 
 

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #674 on: January 01, 2009, 09:12:41 AM »
I have a really quick and stupid question.

Didn't LT used to "animate" or simulate the cutting toolpath in earlier versions?

Was that just discontinued for testing and will it be available in the final version or am I thinking of something else that had the animation?

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #675 on: January 01, 2009, 09:34:03 AM »
Dave,
I think your thinking something alse. Currently,if you want to animate you post and open in MACH Turn.
Don't know what Art is planning, but there should be some kind of simulation.
In a sense, simulation is done via the diagnostic ouput, it's fast, and as LT progresses maybe a change in path color or  style could show the dfference between say the rough / rough finish / finish.

RICH
 
PS: I use MACH V3.041( just for simulation not no more)  since there are screen display problems in the current MACH TURN.
    Turners need to sqeek louder to Brian in the near future. Let's form a gang. ;D
    Gang option not necessary, egg on my face,  Bozzo here forgot to try the latest veresion!
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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #676 on: January 01, 2009, 10:21:12 AM »
Hi:

  It did used to simulate, but what it simulated was the removal of stock material, thats a function of the intermediate roughing step which I discontinued for now till I get finiish
profiles. That new button wasnt a joke really, its just not yet finished. ( Some of my buttons during development get downrigth nasty LOL, so finish test profiles may come along soon if my theories hold to be true. :)

Art

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #677 on: January 01, 2009, 10:29:17 AM »
I's funny, Art, I didn't think I was imagining that one and when I finally found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXRsj313BfQ


I came back and saw your reply  :D

Happy New Year to you, sir-  ;)

Dave
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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #678 on: January 01, 2009, 11:01:25 AM »
Hi RICH, HNY !  :)
Here is a suggestion, how bout putting a STICKY topic at the beginning of this board with your Rule Book and basic user manual ?
It would be easily accessed by all and could be modified and updated as we go along. All disclaimers would of course apply, subject to change without notice and all.
 It would also maybe save digging for the info or being directed to it.
68 page topic......I think this is a record !
Just a thought.
Regards,
RC 8)

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #679 on: January 01, 2009, 11:04:14 AM »
I think that's a fantastic idea RC-

Dave
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