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    After some frustration using a few of the included wizards in Mach I decided to try my hand at making a few of my own. This wizard will do 5 different circular routines from one page. I've made every attempt to make it as bug free as possible. One of the problems I ran into with a few of the included Wizards were the ability to "break" the code with values that were out of range. This seemed to happen often due to the input dro's being scattered around the screen. I always seemed to miss something. I tried to make this one so that it would flow from top to bottom without giving you a headache searching around for the right DRO. I hope I don't come across as too critical because the folks who make these are generally volunteers and I learned a lot by studying their scripts. I am not a programmer so this was somewhat of a learning experience for me but very enjoyable. Most of the code I just wrote myself but a bit of it was copied from an existing script and modified to work within my script.
    I hope it can be of use to someone else besides my me.
    In case you have never installed a Wizard just follow these steps.

    *Unzip the files
    *Put the M700.m1s file into the Mach3Mill folder under the Mach Macros directory
    *Put the whole folder called "Andys Circle Routines" in the Addons folder

    That's all...
    The new wizard should be on the list when you call up the wizards in Mach.
    If there is enough interest I may start on some rectangular pocket wizards.
    Andy

    BTW.... A short explanation of some of the buttons
    There is a 3 AXIS/2 AXIS button to change the code output for people like myself who have simple 2 axis machines
    The other one is somewhat self explanatory ...it is the option to climb or conventional cut.
    The other gives you a choice of Inch or Metric output.
    Not all of the input values pertain to all of the available functions and are just ignored. The color coded inputs match their respective functions at left.
    Let me know if you find any mistakes or bugs and I will try to correct them.

    One Other Thing....
    This wizard was designed to fit a native 1270 x 1024 screen which I use.
    If you are using a smaller screen it will be necessary to check The "Auto Screen Enlarge" Check box on the general config page of Mach. It will cause all screens to shrink or enlarge based on the resolution of your monitor.

    Edited attachment to remove the unnecessary system files that snuck in from my Mac

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    wow great and neat interface, definitely one of the nicest wizard out there if you intend on doing other for rectangular pocket or any other tool path i will certainly follow there progression.
    again great work

    ill ask for the post to be moved to the wizard section.

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    what is the macosx folder for???

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    Sorry about that...
    Just delete the Mac folder. Those are Apple Mac indexing files. They are hidden System files...but they show up on a Windows PC. I will repackage it on a PC so they are not in there. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the heads up.
    Andy



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    So sorry!!!
    I made some mistakes in the attachments.
    They would not run as posted. I have re uploaded the Attachments and they should work fine now. Please let me know if there are any other problems.
    Andy



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    Very nice wizard and well made interface.

    Thank you for your effort and willingness to share. Looking forward to more of your work along this line.



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    Very cool!
    You could add a finishing pass but it's great the way it is.
    Ozzie



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    Waht software did you create the buttons with? It looks really good.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
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    I considered doing a finishing pass into the routine but decided to put it off. It's possible that I may. I may also add a spiral plunge ability as well. Working on this wizard and a screenset that I have in the works has eaten up way too much of my time lately. I'm not getting a lot else done.
    Gerry, I used Photoshop for the whole layout. After I get everything where I want it I slice it up into buttons with one big image for the background. I have to create two versions, one for the on state of the buttons, and one for the off state. I have a little bit of background using Photoshop so it helps.
    Here also is the screenset I have been using. The circle wizard actually started out as page two in the screenset, and still is. I broke it out to be a stand alone wizard for anyone else. The screen is actually a little different from this shot.
    Because the Circle routines are actually a part of the main screenset it loads instantly so it's easy to create a roughing path then bounce right back and create a finish pass. All the values are still there.
    Andy

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    very nice screen setup , thats got to be the best one that i have seen so far , its not missing anything

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    Any tutorials (or links) on making buttons like those in Photoshop?

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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    Hi Gerry,
    This is the tutorial that I found a few years ago that works pretty well.
    It obviously requires Photoshop. I don't even use all the steps in this.
    http://www.altuit.com/webs/altuit/Gl...lassButton.htm

    If you have any questions I can help.
    Actually I can make a simple layered photoshop file of a button.
    When you open it in Photoshop you can interogate the layers to see how it is put together. Actually much simpler than you might imagine.



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