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General Mach Discussion / Re: taig mill
« on: November 27, 2006, 10:44:02 AM »
Hi nige, I've sent you a PM.

General Mach Discussion / Re: taig mill
« on: November 25, 2006, 12:06:41 PM »
HA you owe ME one, now that's funny.  I'm just glad I can actually contribute and help someone else.  :)

Consider it a small bite out of the I OWE YOU ONE cookie, but lets not start counting.............you'll own me forever!!!!


Tangent Corner / Re: Whats that car?
« on: November 25, 2006, 12:02:46 PM »
Nice work.  I'm a motorcycle guy but can appreciate the time and effort involved in a project like that.  Well done.

General Mach Discussion / Re: taig mill
« on: November 25, 2006, 11:48:41 AM »
Hi Harry, I'm running a taig mill with Mach3.  I have an .XML file for taig and mach 3 that will set up the ports and pins for you.  Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send it to you.  I am just as new as you at this software but I have been using it with great success after some help from the guys here.  The software is great and really works well once you get it set up and use it a bit.

Let me know if there is anything else you need help with to get you taig running, I'll try my best to help you out.


Tangent Corner / Re: Twelve Step Program
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:15:39 PM »
Ha, Hood got you hooked, you got me hooked.

I'm having a blast now that I'm up and running and really liking Mach and my joy stick control!!!

Thanks again Brett.

Hi my name is Doug, and I have a Mach problem,, BWAHAHAHAHA

General Mach Discussion / Re: confused newbie
« on: November 01, 2006, 07:27:02 PM »
Hi DAlgie, I've got it working now at the 1265 ish steps per as I set them in the settings screen with the function for this on that page.  I've been cutting parts and it's working good but I would like it back to the 32000.  I haven't tried it back at 32000 because it's working now, and frankly I really have no idea what I'm doing and don't want to mess it up again.  I still do not understand why it decided to switch to imperial in the first place?????????????? ???

General Mach Discussion / Re: confused newbie
« on: October 30, 2006, 03:23:17 PM »
Hey Chip.  After your first reply, and a consultation with my manual I decided to go through setting up the steps using the function on the settings page.  I told it how far to move, 1 and it moved an inch so I told it 25.4 etc and after all three axis a few times I now have it reading in mm.  I do not understand however why I had to do this.  It was working at 32000 steps fine, but after going through this I'm around 1265 ish.  Strange??  Any idea what caused this?  And why can't I reconfigure at the original 32000 steps as contained in my xml???  I appreciate your efforts to assist me, I know these are probably very basic questions.

General Mach Discussion / Re: confused newbie
« on: October 30, 2006, 02:16:56 PM »
Hi Chip, and thanks for the input.  The step per is set at 32000, which is where it was and was working properly before it switched to inches in native units and I switched it back to mm.  It's weird because everything was fine until I was messing around with the table dimensions in the soft limits.  Once I noticed that my dimensions were being displayed as inches and I changed the native units all these problems started.  I know (from the video) that once set you should not change the native units but it had changed to inches for some reason??????


General Mach Discussion / Re: confused newbie
« on: October 30, 2006, 01:39:23 PM »
Hi Brett and thanks for the reply.  Yes it is in mm in the settings page.  What next??

General Mach Discussion / confused newbie
« on: October 30, 2006, 01:12:40 PM »
I'm confused...........again.  My native units are set to mm, but my dro's and feed rates etc are displaying in inches??  I have a safety zone set up in my program of 50mm.  When the program starts and tries to go to the safe height on the z it travels much more than 50mm and like I said it looks like the dro's are counting in inches???  What did I do wrong here? :-[

Sorry for the stupid question.  When I did the initial set up I set it to mm.  When I was configuring the soft limits and entering the table dimensions it was huge!!  I double checked the native units and sure enough it was in inches so my table was massive when I entered metric values for table dimensions.  I switched it back to mm, and re-started mach.  I then re-set the table dimensions in soft limits, and again re-started mach.  It now says native unit are mm.  I double checked with a dial indicator and sure enough the value on the dro is in inches.

Please help.

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