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need help mach turn
« on: September 21, 2008, 02:42:52 PM »
first time in mach turn. do i use the lazy cam to bring in the part to mach? i have tryed to bring in a dxf file out of autocad to lazy cam ,and the auto screen of mach, no success of bringing the part visible to either screen as well as g code. i watched the video on turn but still haveing issuses understanding. any help would be great!

thanks alex

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Re: need help mach turn
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 03:16:37 PM »
Hi Alex,

Lazycam has a limited amount of lathe tools, Lazyturn will be much better.

There are some rules to follow when importing profiles for turn in Lazycam, the profile has to be open and a single continuous line, it can not be a spline!

Make sure you output lines and arcs.  The picture is an example of a typical shape that will work fine.

Graham.
 
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Re: need help mach turn
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 03:35:12 PM »
i could not find lazy turn on the site .where can i down loade the program?

thanks alex

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 03:39:58 PM »
Have a look at this thread, its due to be released soon, there is a link in the LazyTurn thread to down load an taster version.

Graham.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,5767.0.html
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Re: need help mach turn
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 03:51:09 PM »
i put in the folder rebooted rhe mach and lazy cam program opened mach and lazy cam up and tryed to open a dxf file and it said in the project window no project loaded.i am getting a little frustrated. thank you for your help. i learned how to use th new lazycam program for milling on this forum, it is a great place for help.

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Re: need help mach turn
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 09:32:06 PM »
alex850,
Here is a link that will give you some info on using Lazycam for the lathe.
The first section should answer a lot of  questions.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,8426.0.html

RICH