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601  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: incresing speed on stepper motors on: January 23, 2011, 06:59:08 AM
Hood,

Think you meant to say smaller motors Wink

Dan
602  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Locating question on: January 21, 2011, 03:06:13 PM
Are you using absolute I, J? Why do you use the first G52 Y1?

Try using this code for your rectangle:

(Assuming Incremental I J)
G00 X0 Y0
G01 X1.50 Y0
G03 X2.0 Y.5 I0 J.5
G01 X2.0 Y1.5
G03 X1.5 Y2.0 I-.5 J0
G01 X-1.5 Y2.0
G03 X-2.0 Y1.5 I0 J-.5
G01 X-2.0 Y.5
G03 X-1.5 Y0 I.5 J0
G01 X0 Y0


Dan
603  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Locating question on: January 18, 2011, 12:25:45 PM
Ray,

The display error is not specific to the demo version.

You can use the Z Inhibit option on the Program Run screen and specify a value below which the Z will not go. Use a value just above the material and you can visualize your tool moves. Also when I am running a program the first time and not sure about it I usually decrease the FRO to a very low value so I have enough time to hit FeedHold if things go wrong.

Dan
604  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Locating question on: January 18, 2011, 09:10:25 AM
Hi Ray,

It is a display error in Mach. The actual movement will be correct though.

Dan
605  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Locating question on: January 16, 2011, 09:56:24 AM
Hi Ray,

The best option is using the G52 offset. Suppose you cut the first one at X0 Y0. Then you want another one at X-3 Y0 and next one at X3 Y0. This is how the program will look like:

(your code to cut rectangle here)
G0 X-3 Y0
G52 X-3 (this will offset the current point by -3 making it X0. Y remains the same)
(your code to cut rectangle here)
G52 X0 (set the offset back to zero)

G0 X3 Y0
G52 X3
(your code to cut rectangle here)
G52 X0
M30

In the same way you can offset in the Y as well.

Dan
606  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Windows Project (;-) on: January 13, 2011, 01:33:44 PM
I can have CamBam open and be using it while cutting but not with the parallel port.

This is what I was meaning. That the SS frees up a lot of CPU resources which in turn can allow running other processes along with Mach3. Not the case with the PP, so if you're judging based on a SS system that might not be true for a PP system.

Dan
607  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Windows Project (;-) on: January 13, 2011, 10:29:58 AM
I can tell that stripping all the unused features of XP using the XPlite software made the PC (which is far not the best out there nor a new) boot VERY fast. 23 seconds to fully load Windows! About 20 seconds faster than before I stripped it. Not that it runs Mach3 better this way, I just like it being loading fast.

BTW, Jeff, isn't it with the Smooth Stepper? With the SS I can switch screens and such (but still prefer to avoid doing it) while running a program and nothing wrong happens.

Dan
608  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: January 11, 2011, 01:57:53 PM
No nicking Wink , but it's just a good example of a good screen, I think. Besides, his is a mill screen while we need a lathe screen.

Dan
609  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: January 11, 2011, 01:53:09 AM
Wes,

The conversational interface as you call it, will be very good. Most of the work I do on the lathe I don't use any CAM, just the wizards or manual coding. And I also like the look of Gerry's new mill screen. Looks very clean and easy to look at.

Dan
610  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / Re: Two heads on: January 11, 2011, 01:42:11 AM
Right Hood. Steve did this with an external board which receives a signal from Mach and swaps the pins of two axes. Using two of this boards should do what's asked for. He was intending to be selling them, so may be contact him and ask.

Dan
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