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1  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Dual head offsets. on: December 12, 2014, 09:54:21 PM
Still not sure what your trying to do as your using the same Z move to do two things? Wont one of the heads run into something while they are both going up and down at the same time?

but as far as your numbers I would think your mixing imperial fixture offsets with metric gcode movements
150" * 25.4 = 3810mm and 50" * 25.4 = 1270mm ( that's why your seeing the huge movements)
you might want to make sure you setup units are in metric or use the equivalent value (just some more math).


Code:
%
N1 G17 G21
N3 T1 M6
G90
G54
G0 Z6.
S4851 M3
X200. Y0. M8
N6 G81 Z-10.866 F1000. R2.5
N7 G80
M9
G55
X200. Y0.
G1 Z-10.866 F1000.
G0 Z6.
G54
X200 Y0
m30
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2  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 won't open on: December 10, 2014, 10:28:23 PM
then have to assume if wxmach.exe opens fine that it has to be a graphics driver issue or win 7 needs an upgrade download of some file. Sorry
3  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 won't open on: December 10, 2014, 08:43:28 PM
you never mentioned if your running 32 or 64 bit so you have to pick the one for your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/search/Results.aspx?q=vcredist_&form=DLC
4  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 08:31:26 PM
Looks like there not much choice, not a big issue with basic machines and small files, but as the files get bigger and the tasks get more complex you can bet that some mcodes are going to be forgotten to be set. One of the key reason you always program with a safe block and create a block of code to start from after a tool change. Rarely done and most post processors need to be setup to create them.

(and quit voting for those politicians that are too lazy to read) Wink
5  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 06:37:21 PM
that's a good project for you Scott create a parser file that strips out the Mcodes to see what state they are in at the line selected for the dry run.
6  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 won't open on: December 10, 2014, 05:43:29 PM
Might try the following

did you run the net3.5 vcredist_x86 or x64 installer ?
try to install mach4 as admin
try to run mach4 as admin
7  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 05:09:19 PM
Turns out I made the mistake of thinking this was going to be similar to Mach3 and would know if the spindle and coolant needed to be turned on. And inform me to be ready!

Based on my conversations with Steve, I have it working fine. Just need to remember to go thru a procedure before cycle start is used.

1)  If the tool needs changing.  (That's up to me to do.)

2) position the axes. (that's in the dry run popup window, or use can use jogging)

3) turn on spindle/coolant/mist/air/all mcode outputs, if required. (that's up to me to do)

4) Press Cycle start. (and who else?)
8  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 02:13:50 PM
time for you to create a version upgrade.  Roll Eyes
9  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 12:57:39 PM
It gets the tool and sets the g codes now, but im missing the spindle and coolant status

I wrote a function that gives me all the I/O not equal to zero and lets me know the number and name of the signal.

I can physically turn the outputs on and off with buttons or MDI commands but still missing the ability to do a (dry run / run from here ) and have it give me proper status.

I tried scotts MAD but that did not show signs of spindle and coolant change either.

Somewhere I'm missing something Huh
10  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas on: December 10, 2014, 07:34:49 AM
In the button scripts, at the end of reading the gcode and it is stopped at the line number, I check the variables and it returns the same values as before the button was pressed. Like I mentioned, I might have to use a sleep before checking or it could be my plc script is conflicting with the gcode reading, as its looking at DRO's on the screen too.

Update:
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could be my plc script is conflicting with the gcode reading, as its looking at DRO's on the screen too.
yep that looks like that was it
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