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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing Slave Estops system
« on: April 15, 2009, 09:35:05 PM »
Thanks to all who replied.  It helped.

Well I got it working but I still don't understand why it is working.  I had the "Home Slave with Master" checked so that both Y and A axis would home together and not rack my carriage during a Ref All.  I though thats what "Home with Master" did.  If I UN-CHECK "Home with Master" the slave homes with the master and then homes itself.  Just like it should.  With "Home with Master" unchecked why is A homing with Y?  Is it just because I have them slaved?

Thanks
Todd

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing Slave Estops system
« on: April 14, 2009, 08:56:19 PM »
Update--
After some testing I still can not get the slaved A axis to home after the master Y axis.  The A axis does move to home with the Y axis, but while homing the system does not even look at the inputs for the A axis even though when tripped all of the inputs show up in the diag screen as M4++ limit, M4-- limit and M4 Home.  It appears that it is only looking at the home switches for the Y axis???

Any ideas?

Thanks
Todd

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General Mach Discussion / Homing Slave Estops system
« on: April 13, 2009, 08:11:47 PM »
I have searched the forum I have not really found the problem that I am currently having.
I have the system set up to home the slave (A) with them master (Y).  Two motors to move a carriage.  I have a switch on either end of the Y side of the carriage in serial to one input. Y++,Y-- and Y Home.  I also have the same setup on the A side of the carriage.  All of these switches are in series to a different input. A++, A-- and A Home.

When I "ref all" the carriage moves towards home, hits the home switches for both Y and A.  It then moves off of the switches but when it comes off of the Y home switch first, it estops with the A home switch still active.  I assume that it is estopping because it comes off of the Y home and thinks its done but then it see that a switch is made and estops.

When it homes it doesn't appear to straighten the carriage by also homing off of the A side of the carriage.  Am I missing a setting or pinout somewhere?

Thanks
Todd

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Unable to scroll through code
« on: March 13, 2009, 04:50:22 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  It will save me the trouble of trying to get it to work.  I searched through the forum to find something on this topic but I guess that I didn't have the right search words.  I did find, however, that my scroll button on my mouse works to scroll through the code.

Thanks
Todd

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General Mach Discussion / Unable to scroll through code
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:07:52 PM »
Just had a motherboard failure after running Mach 3 for over a year.  Upon setting up another computer and reinstalling the latest version of Mach3, I am unable to highlight loaded gcode and scroll through the code with the arrow keys as before.  I highlight the code window but I am unable to scroll!?  I have this problem on two different computers now.  What am I missing?

Thanks
Todd

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LCam failed to initalize
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:35:20 PM »
I tried just changing the acceleration to none but that didn't do it on this computer.  I did however upgrade to the .NET 2.0 like was suggested and now it runs just fine.  I never would have thought to do that.  Thanks Todd

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: LCam failed to initalize
« on: May 06, 2007, 04:45:08 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  The older version is working for me also.  I guess I'll use that one.

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LazyCam (Beta) / LCam failed to initalize
« on: May 06, 2007, 12:04:38 PM »
Anyone else having problems after installing the new LCam with the program failing to initalize when started?
I have loaded it successfully on another computer but not the one that I use at the tool.  I have tried unsinstalling LCam and reinstalling several times.  When I click on the LazyCam icon it gives me the error: LaysCam.exe - Application Error  The application failed to initialize properly (0xc150002).  Click OK to terminate the application.

Thanks
Todd

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