Product Manuals

The manuals on this page are downloadable PDF files. To read them you will need Adobe Reader


Mach3 had a single gcode Interpreter, while mach4 has different interpreters for special machine functions and operational differences. Mill and Lathe for example, are quite different, while Mill and router use the same gcode. The Mach4 General Operation Manual covers mills, routers, engravers, and other similar machine types. The standard copy of Mach4 will control nearly any type of machine. All interpreters will be included in the normal Mach4 download. This is only a partial list, many other manuals are in the process of being written.  
pdfMach4 Installation and Configuration Manual
pdfModule Works v2 Plugin for Mach4 Hobby-Quick Guide
pdfModule Works Plugin for Mach4 Hobby-Operation Manual V2
pdfMach4 Hobby – General Operation Manual
pdfMach4 Industrial – General Operation Manual
pdfMach4 Screen Designer (GUI) Manual
pdfMach4 Scripting Manual – LUA
pdfMach4 Gcode Programming Manual – Mill/Router Style Machines
pdfTool Touch Off Help
pdfMach4 GCode Programming Manual – Lathe
pdfTangential Screen Overview – Tangential Cutter
pdfMach4 Galil Plugin Manual


pdf Documentation for Mach2Mill Release 6.11
pdf Customizing Mach2
Details of all the customization features of Mach2 including the Screen Designer, writing macros, and interfacing for special hardware. Much of this manual also relates to Mach3.

LazyCam (BETA)

As LazyCam development has ceased while still in the Beta stage, there are no “official” written docs available for using it. The training videos and forum posts should be enough to get most people savvy enough to run Beta level software started. Also, there are user-written manuals for LazyCam and LazyTurn available on the Members Docs board of the forum (requires registration to access the board).  
pdf Sample Post-Processor files (Mill, Plasma) and Variables list


pdf G100 Setup Guide
This shows the setup and config of the G100 pulseing engine from Gecko drives.
pdf Charge Pump Safety Circuit
Thanks to Marris Freimanis of Gecko Drives for the schematic and Les Newell for the idea of the charge pump safety device in the first place.
pdf CAD Drawings for Digitizing Probe
Thanks to Shaun Wainford.