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Who would like te G70/G71/G72 cycles added to mach3 lathe

YES finally!!
38 (92.7%)
NO why bother..I got a cam program
1 (2.4%)
Whats G70 G71 G72??
2 (4.9%)

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Offline Mcgyver

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POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« on: August 22, 2008, 11:55:35 AM »
Today I just mailed Brian barker about the missing cycle's G70 G71 and G72 for lathe finishing, roughing and face roughing...
Unfortunately these cycles arent supplied with mach3 lathe... ... for me these cycles simplyfie lathe programming by hand enormously..
Even if a cam program is used these cycle's make the programming more simple..
He said the the implementing of this function wasn't on the "to do list" in the every near future.. and that he only got 5 or 6 requests  in the last 5 years....

I think adding this function is a huge addition to the value  of mach3.. and will make the use of this program more professional....


So If you also believe that the cycles mentioned above are a big improvement fill in this poll and let me know......
If brians list gets bigger with requests they might considder to take the time to add the function.....


PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE WHEN VOTING!


Best regards ..

Mcgyver
« Last Edit: September 06, 2008, 03:25:28 AM by Mcgyver »

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 03:16:47 AM »
Oh yeah...

I hope this function gets added.....

I dont like the way my cam program makes a toolpath.... >:(

Makes my cnc programs a lot shorter too  ;D and a lot easyer to program by hand....


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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 03:25:13 AM »
Same here.

I hope the function will be added...

Thanks for the effort!  ;D


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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 05:27:02 PM »
for sure, functionality should not be lost  :).
« Last Edit: August 29, 2008, 05:28:59 PM by hutchison »

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 12:35:39 AM »
i asked for this before, i really hope it gets implemented. 

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 08:24:37 AM »
Would`nt agree with your (YES finally!! ) choice of words. Mach3 gives sooo much for the money.
But I agree it would be a great asset to have. Cant imagine having to work without those cycle functions on my machine at work.

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 11:45:51 AM »
Yes  you are right ... maybe poor choice of words... Mach does have a lot to offer..and is great value for money... I'm also used to program with these cycles.... programming without these cycles is not handy in my case thats why i started this poll..


I hope Brian Barker has a positive answer for us soon! and that he can find the tyime to make this function work!

Thanks for the reply's guys!


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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 11:51:13 AM »
i believe the coding for this is done on emc linux.  i was looking at switching over to EMC because of these exact canned cycles that are missing.  ultimately a peck drill cycle would be good as well.  if its there please excuse my request as i haven't looked at all the features in a while. 

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 03:26:11 AM »
I agree G70 G71 G72 is a must for lathe programming

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Re: POLL: Mach3 Lathe and G70/G71/G72 roughing, facing, finishing
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008, 09:12:17 AM »
Is there Still interest in this???

I am working on a Macro/Plugin solution for this very thing.

I use OneCNCXR2 Lathe Pro, I dont know about other CAM programs but I can talor my Post Processors very easily.

The Standard Output for this Function in OneCNC is:

G71/2 U{cut depth} R{retract amount}
G71/2 P{Start Line#} Q{End Line#} U{Leave in Z for finish} W{Leave in X for Finish} F

G70 P{Start Line#} Q{End Line#}

If you can Configure your Post Processor to Post out the above information like this, I think we can have this fuction.
The commented out stuff (G71) etc. is just for your use, you dont have to use it.

Put this in you Post Processor to put the info out like this if you can. (note the {*********} are place holders in my Post Processor that puts the numerical value to the Parameter.

(G71) (U)#100={cut depth} (R)#101={retract amount}
(G71) (P)#102={Start Line#} (Q)#103={End Line#} (U)#104={Leave in Z for finish} (W)#105={Leave in X for Finish} F
M7771

The above would be the same for G72, and G70,  M7772 belongs to G72, M7770 belongs to G70
My G71/2 also post out a few lines of code after the last (G71), and that is ok, I got it to skip over this, and handle that information within the macro.

Let me know if this is something you would want, and/or can do....

Scott
« Last Edit: September 26, 2008, 09:14:30 AM by poppabear »
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