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ha ha ha ha ha, normally i'm a great button hunter....  but i missed that one!!!  thanx!!  problem solved.

im having trouble setting these up now....  was all working fine in mach2 of course, now im in the middle of the mach3 setup.

motors are tuned and working good, proximity sensors are working.

i have set up the output signals correctly.  in the output signal window i have:

output 1 - spindle  - port 1 pin 1
output 2 - dust collector - port 1 pin 16
output 3 - vacuum hold - port 1 pin 14

these setings worked in mach 2 and so i entered them in mach3...  now, how do i make the flood control and mist buttons make output 2 + 3 go??  when i hit these buttons it toggles the spindle on and off and doesnt effect the vacuum / dust...

however, if in the output signal window i select "active low" for either of these and they fire up...

i know im just missing a button in here somewhere....


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach2 works fine but...
« on: February 12, 2008, 03:03:03 PM »
well, why i was responding to your last note i worked through the problem... thank you very much...  sure enough, i had mach2 programed so that the "charge pump" turned on my gecko drives...  after asigning the charge pump pins and ports it worked AOK!!!!  thanks again!


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach2 works fine but...
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:07:49 PM »
another recent discovery, mach3 IS reading my proximity sensors...  the lights flash ont he mach3 screen when i trigger the proximities...  but it still isnt powering up the servos....  ill keep tinkering...


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach2 works fine but...
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:01:15 PM »
yup, at present i still have them both installed (mach2 and mach3), but only one running at a time.  still working fine in mach2, and no responce with mach3.

when i jog, just like Netjams problem,  the computer interface showes all the axis numbers moving and whatnot.  same as if i run g-code.  but the CNC doesnt respond.

in mach2 when pressing the reset button on the CNC jumps a bit, this is not happening with mach3.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach2 works fine but...
« on: February 11, 2008, 09:48:16 PM »
other than the "jog on / off" button i cant find a jog enable....  it wont run when i send g-code through it either.

attached is a copy of the xml file, should have included it the first time.  sorry.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach2 works fine but...
« on: February 11, 2008, 07:08:13 PM »
i am having the same issue..  i read this thread over a few times repeating this solution with no luck...  i am considering buying the mach3 release so i can finally put my machine to use.  it is a 5'x8'x14" router i built from scratch.

so far i have been running the old mach2 free release just to get my machine running.  its running great!!!  servo motors and geckos, computer is a p4 1.8, using the soundlogic breakout board.

mach2 runs it wonderfully.  but mach3 doesnt do anything....  i set up mach3 exaclty as my mach2 is, no luck...    i uninstalled the works even removing the hardware drivers, reboot, then reinstal, no luck...  so i reinstalled mach2 again, and mach2 works fine as suspected...

got any ideas for me????


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