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    I haven't used SB3 for 2+ years now so I had to...

    I haven't used SB3 for 2+ years now so I had to dig into an old install (which is sadly still current) to make sure I wasn't having a brain fart of my own. ;)
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    That's C2, not C4, unless you moved it to C4. ...

    That's C2, not C4, unless you moved it to C4. Since this is a new install, have you run the setup that sets up your zero plate, homing, etc.? I have also seen where there is a Z axis value that has...
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    What is custom cut #4 supposed to do? What is...

    What is custom cut #4 supposed to do? What is it's name in the menu? It's not one that SB uses in the default config from what I can see. It would be an open one for you to customize. Open that...
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    The bit has to pull up to go to the next puck...

    The bit has to pull up to go to the next puck unless you're going to just plow full depth from one to the other. Just use a fast spiral ramp and a low clearance height to minimize the time required...
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    Didn't mention what software you're using, but...

    Didn't mention what software you're using, but try using a spiral ramp, and if needed, an approach/depart to the profile. Might just need a depart. If you need a good clean finished edge along with...
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    Is this happening at each quadrant of the circle?...

    Is this happening at each quadrant of the circle? If so, that's a feature that is built into the controller/software. :p Read up on the various ramp values and with some tweaking, you might be able...
  7. Thread: Z-Depth Trouble

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    Does the Z axis actually move the commanded...

    Does the Z axis actually move the commanded distance? Zero it out, move 1" and use a dial indicator to verify. Try 2", etc. If it's off, your unit values may be incorrect for the Z axis.
  8. Thread: Octagon Finial

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    Just for fun...

    Just for fun...
  9. Thread: Octagon Finial

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    What do you have for software? With Aspire,...

    What do you have for software? With Aspire, create half of it (or create a 2 sided job) and add a square section at the top and bottom that gets left on the blank (uncut) and is used for indexing to...
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    Could talk with someone at Teknomotor to see what...

    Could talk with someone at Teknomotor to see what they recommend for a VFD for the specific model. Single phase or 3 phase availability in your shop. Any electrical supply or electrician should be...
  11. Thread: reset error

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    Open up the E-stop, blow out any dust, spray a...

    Open up the E-stop, blow out any dust, spray a good amount of contact cleaner in it and blow dry, check and tighten connections, reassemble and try it again.
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    Look into the various products from Vectric...

    Look into the various products from Vectric. If you really want to try using Parts Wiz (can't imagine why ;-), you could set up a virtual machine running Windows XP using VirtualBox.

    SB3 will run...
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    Must have been a "Fly Cutter". :p

    Must have been a "Fly Cutter". :p
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    Yep, agreed!

    Yep, agreed!
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    Eric, just for fun and somewhat unrelated, but do...

    Eric, just for fun and somewhat unrelated, but do you think you get better edge quality out of your Centroid/Acorn conversion? I know I do on mine, although the backlash on my 5:1 planetaries is...
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    Hey Ken, I still think that bit is screamin'...

    Hey Ken,

    I still think that bit is screamin' for more food. Try pushing it up to 3.2 - 3.5. Need to get the chip load up to around 0.012 at least . Also try increasing the depth per pass to at...
  17. Thread: New computer

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    When you say "files transferred", was SB3...

    When you say "files transferred", was SB3 actually installed as well as the USB drivers at the end of the installation? USB cable should be unplugged during install and then plugged in for Windows...
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    Great to hear! :cool:

    Great to hear! :cool:
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    I'm thinking that your 2 rail sweep is actually...

    I'm thinking that your 2 rail sweep is actually stopping at the job dimensions of 6.6602" and not 7.5". Try setting up your job dimensions as 7.5 and redo your sweep and try it again. Any...
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    Good to hear! All because someone couldn't see...

    Good to hear! All because someone couldn't see the errant ":" in the MTC file and take the easy route of "it doesn't work on the Max".

    6+ weeks * ??/hr vs knowing what the problem was after your...
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    C9 is used in the part file to call up the...

    C9 is used in the part file to call up the Custom9.sbc file, which decides what direction to hand off for tool changing. Either ATC or MTC. Since you don't have ATC, it sends execution on to the...
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    Not sure how well dwg is supported, but..... ...

    Not sure how well dwg is supported, but.....

    https://www.qcad.org/en/
    https://librecad.org/
    https://www.freecadweb.org/?lang=en
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    Unless they've changed where it used to always...

    Unless they've changed where it used to always be, place it in the C:\SbParts\Custom\MTC folder and let it overwrite the one that is there.

    These docs should help...
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    Is it possible? Yes, but only if the file has...

    Is it possible? Yes, but only if the file has the needed command to do it. If it's something you want to have a file do, I would suggest that you have the file read the current values first and...
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    Bobmann, Did you give the MTC.sbp that I...

    Bobmann,

    Did you give the MTC.sbp that I edited/attached a try with your tool change post? I'd be interested to see what it does. As Ryan stated, the MTC file does manage the dual Z situation,...
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