Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 04, 2016, 01:03:33 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
* Home Help Search Calendar Links Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 »
61  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: CNC Workshop MiniMill build class - see sample at NAMES on: April 29, 2015, 06:40:25 AM
The mini mill was very well received at NAMES- in fact the mill class of 12 is now filled, with 1 on the waiting list.

The CNC workshop registration is open, the early reg discount will expire on April 30.

There is still a lot of space in the two all days classes by Scott- popabear on mcLus and screen design.

http://TheCNCworkshop.com
62  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Turn wizard / Linux on: April 24, 2015, 02:36:30 PM
The nfs Mill package is a standalone program, not dependent on Mach4 in any way. It can connect to Mach4 and pass files, but its not needed. It was written using wxWidgets and in theory all we have to do is re-complie to get linux or Mac versions. The theory has not held up so good, but in time it will happen.

A turn wizard and a router wizard built on the same base is planned- I  think Brian wants me to start on router next.

63  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Circular Pocket error messages on: April 20, 2015, 04:49:48 PM
I dont see any circular moves in that code- those lines with R values follow a modal G01 so ought to give an error. It needs a G02 or G03 in there.
64  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Circular Pocket error messages on: April 18, 2015, 05:45:49 AM
Can you be more specific on which wizard you are using. I do not think the Newfangled wizards can do anything to generate that error message. Does the error come while running the wizard or while running the gcode it generates?
65  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / CNC Workshop 2015 on: April 11, 2015, 07:22:29 PM
We now have the web site up and open for registration. There are more details on the classes and vendors that are planned.

The web site is http://TheCNCworkshop.com

We are trying some thing new this year with the addition of full day, in depth training classes. These will run on the Monday nad Tuesday before the main session opens on Wednesday. So far we have  two classes by Scott Schaffer( Popa Bear) on writing wizards for Mach4 and doing I/O.

There will be a build class using a High Torque Mini Mill and controls from PMDX to build a Mach4 mill. This is limited to 12 students, register soon, in past years this has filled up and had a waiting list.

We are also doing a 3D printer build class-

Make your plans now, June 15-20, near Detroit, Michigan
66  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: April 01, 2015, 07:33:43 AM
I dont think the program generated by the wizard can get confused- there is only one line with a few parameters that control the threading. But mach3 has problems with threading and will loose place that ruins threads.

I cannot offer any good advice on fixing thread problems. Browse around this forum and you should find some help. I admit my own lathe is only about 80% good on making threads. It will go nuts for no apparent reason. I cant wait to get Mach4 threading up.
67  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: poblocks question on: March 31, 2015, 04:04:18 PM
I am using Plugin V1.2,  with firmware 3.1.51 I am using the latest mach4, build 2270.

If I set the mach4 input pins to pokeys then my panel works, but if I stop mach4 and restart the settings are lost. The pokeys config setting are preserved.

Steve suggests this means pokeys is not registering the pins on init and when mach gets control it sees no registrations so deletes its settings for the input pins.
68  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 and Ethernet smooth stepper setup on: March 30, 2015, 07:14:55 PM
So today I could not get a clean start of ESS in 20 minutes of trying, with several re-boots. The same machine that 2 days ago started up clean several times and ran well. I am running out of things to try. I guess Ill haul the PC up to Brians shop and let him see it. He still has my PC with the PP problem.
69  Mach Discussion / Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 and Ethernet smooth stepper setup on: March 30, 2015, 10:31:38 AM
Greg asked me to run WireShark to grab a net log of the startup. When I did it took Mach almost 10 minutes to get the screen painted. The ESS worked when it finally started. I stopped wireshark!

I noticed in the log some activity trying to  startup the Microsoft network stuff, so I stopped all but IP in the net config, Now every time I have started Mach4 the ESS has started OK. Looks like this is a network load issue. I am running an XP machine, reasonable speed and memory( I forget the exact numbers)
70  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: poblocks question on: March 30, 2015, 06:47:27 AM
It looks like Mach4 is loosing my input settings. If I use config->mach4->Input signals  and set an input to use the pokeys device, and the right signal name, my switch works. But if I exit Mach4 and restart that setup is lost.  The pokeys config is saved.
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 »
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!