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LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« on: April 18, 2007, 04:29:10 PM »
Hi Guys:

  Till the video is done, not many know exactly how to do a turning profile.
The rules are that the line, after cleaning must be one chain. And it has a line on the right going up to stock diameter showing its an outside profile, or a line going down to bore size to show
its an inside profile. Here are a couple so you can see what I mean..

Art

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Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 07:21:45 PM »
Hi, Art, Brian

Using Mach3R2.0.065 hear, Looks like you've been working on Turn and LC in general, Lot's of Fixes noted hear.

Assuming that lots of this code will be used on new LC, hear are a few item's I've found.

Using  AOuterProfile.dxf  posted above,

LC is using the Step Distance Units as Bar Stock size in some fashion, Bigger step distance bigger bar dia.

Also cut order in G-code is mixed up, LC preview looks correct.

Fixes noted,

Able to delete Layers in Project Tab and not lockup LC when re-posting G-code.

Mach3 now treats the X0 y0 last line return to origin with out editing G-code.

Just some Info, Chip
Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 08:39:11 AM »
Chip,
Lcam is getting all new posting classes! There are now sections for posting Mill,Lathe,Plasma, and Foam. this is going to fix some of the odd problems that we were having in the past.

Thanks
Brian
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 03:59:43 PM »
Hellon Brian
I have downlaoded the examples you provided, and in looking at them it looks like the Z start position is not at the X center line zero i start my cut's from the end of stock at the center line of the stock.
Also not sure what you mean by the fact i have to tell the program that it's an inside bore versus an outside turn how do i perform this and do i have to provide a line for each pass on the stock?

Rg's
Dennis
Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 04:05:27 PM »
no the last line in the chain is telling the stock size... so if you draw it down it woudl be in ID out would be an OD
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 08:52:04 PM »
Hi/guy's
Still trying to undrstand this not used to drawing 2 D parts always draw everything in 3D for the mill so i am trying to wrap my head around this LOL.
 Why won't the tool start cutting where i draw the start of the line or is it that i have to draw an extra line either on the outside of the billit or the inside to designate either a OD turn or an ID bore.

Dennis

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Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007, 08:44:24 AM »
Hi Dennis:

  In Turning, you have to remember your not drawing a toolpath, so the code will not start where you indicate necessarily, your drawing a shape that indicates
to the program the profile shape, and the size of the stock as well as the inside or outside cut decision. The line on the right hand side indicates the stock size if
its an outside cut, and determins the start position from there. The whole idea was to make LCam decide how many passes and where to cut the material from
to get to the final shape. The line on the right is then very important so the program knows to cut from inside out, or from outside in. After generating a profile,
you need to disable the layers with the shape on them before posting the code. This is important otherwise it will try to cut the profile directly.

  So general process is to convert the profile, create the end rough and finish, disable the profile layer, then post.

 The new program will make this a bit easier as it will disable the profile layers automatically ..

Art
Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 11:22:53 AM »
Hi Art
 Thanks for the info let me se if i understand this correctly, first i draw the billit size and then draw the profile inside the billit  to the outside or the inside depending on what i want to cut and indicate a line for the tool to come into the billit to cut.

Dennis
Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007, 02:40:55 PM »
Hi Guy's
 I am having a trouble figuring out Lazy cam DXF import i have looked at the examples Art posted above and tried to use them but as i see it the tool starts to the right on the outside profile i am talking about of the billit and then cut's the profile in one pass this can't work to well and i can't seam to get the program to perform multi passes so am i doing something wrong? i know there has been a lot of changes to make Lazy cam work for the lathe so is it me or is it a bug.

Rg's
Dennis

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Re: LazyCam Pro Turn profiles..
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007, 08:11:13 PM »
Hi, Dennis

Have you changed the settings under step 3 on turn options tab.

Post your DXF, There are still some post problems with the current ver. of LC lathe.

Theres a new LazyCam that will be out soon.

Thanks, Chip