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General Mach Discussion / Re: Step and Repeat Function
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:45:19 AM »
Are you familiar with work offsets? Work offset 1 is G54, work offset 2 is G55.....

Perhaps you could call a sub-routine where the work offset changes....

This should get you started in the right direction

so here is how it works, both axis' move towards home.
Let's assume the a axis is further from home than the y axis.
the y axis with touch the y-homing switch and stop, while the a axis keeps moving towards the a-homing switch. Once the a-axis touches the a-homing switch, both axis are homed/even...now together they back off the homing switch

make sense?

why do you need to know the position of the A axis?

once both y & a are homed, they will have the same position

i sent you a pm.

General Mach Discussion / Re: K2 CNC only jogging one way
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:58:23 PM »
can you use the built in mpg to jog(hit 'tab' then try the arrows?)

is it a mechanical issue or an electrical issue?

what is your setup?

has it been previously working?

here is the manual

General Mach Discussion / Re: How to make cnc work?
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:04:58 PM »
Here is where I would start...

Make sure the computer you are using is stable enough...mach3 has a pulse test. If it is not stable enough, you may need to purchase an ESS( SmoothStepper) since we do not know if your controller has one or not...

If your computer is stable, get both PCI's setup in mach3 as port 1 and port 2 Config>Ports and Pins, then change the motor outputs. You will see that you can change the ports for each axis...Hopefully this will get you headed in the right direction.


General Mach Discussion / Re: How to make cnc work?
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:49:40 PM »
Did you try contacting Ability Systems?
Also vectric creates your design or g-code and Mach3 translated the g-code into movement.

If your machine can run as is, you can still use vectric

General Mach Discussion / Re: home x homes all axis'
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:43:07 PM »
I discovered my problem...

In the screen designer, the old "ref all home" phantom button still existed in the 'background'. Once it was fully deleted the problem went away.

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