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cut gear and cut spline
« on: April 04, 2007, 03:30:01 PM »
I have been unable to generate any meaningful G-Code from either of these Wizards.
Perhaps I need some guidance.

Re: cut gear and cut spline
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007, 08:04:10 PM »
I recently fixed a bug in the gear cutter. It was not adding in the tool radius, but it otherwise was generating good code. Be sure you select one of the 4 views in the upper right corner that define which setup you are using- cutter in front or back or work and direction of travel.

My corrected wizard has been sent to Art to include in the next Mach release, but I think it arrived just about the time he left on vacation. It should be in the next release.

The code generated does uses a subroutine for the Y moves, the code you see in the gcode box is just the main routine. The subroutine is placed in teh Subroutines folder and is called Index.tap

I have not looked at the spline wizard yet, but I have heard it has a lack of features. I will be looking at it soon

ron ginger
Re: cut gear and cut spline
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 09:23:31 PM »
Thanks Ron.  I have found my problem. Cockpit error as usual!