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Update:

Everything seems to be working out great for me. The new computer is a Quad Core with an external video card, Windows XP and Mcafee installed.

The driver test shows the timing to be stable enough, but it isn't a flat line like my old machine that has absolutlely nothing else running on it.

Overall I would call it a success.

Thanks for all the input.

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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up having to get a Quad-core processor instead of the new I7. The I7 mother boards do not have an on-board parralllel port, at least not any name-brand motherboards.  I didn't want to deal with an external card.

I have mach 3 and my vee program working together nicely on my desktop in "simulation" mode. I just need my new computer to arrive and I am ready to start testing this out for real.

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Well concidering I have to use Vee to control Mach 3 I need at least those two programs to run at the same time. I am hoping that since I am just sending the plotter to a location, then taking a measurement, then moving it to the next position, this is not very taxing. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks for the replies.

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I have searched around a little, but havn't found an answer. Sorry if this is a redundant question.

I am getting a new PC that will be use to run a K2 Milll/Plotter with Mach3.

I need to be able to run Agilent Vee Pro on the same machine as I am going to use it to control the Mach3 software.

I know that the Mach 3 docs state that you shouldn't have other things running like virus protection etc, but this was written back when computers were much slower.

My question is this...

If I get a new, modern, PC with an I7 processor, will I be able to actually run mach3/Plotter and another program at the same time? I would also like to have a virus protection as well because that is the only way my IT guy will let me put this computer on the Network, which I need to be able to transfer files etc. But at a minimum, I would need the Mach 3 and the Agilent Vee running at the same time.

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General Mach Discussion / Interfacing Mach3 and Agilent Vee
« on: August 06, 2009, 10:33:01 AM »
Hello,

I have a strange question to ask. Has anyone here had luck using Agilent Vee to interface with Mach3? We have a K2CNC machine that is controlled with Mach3. I would like to be able to control the machine (through mach3) using Agilent Vee test software. I was hoping that there might be someone here that has done something like this.

Any advice would be apreciated.

If you don't know what Agilent Vee is, it is software for controlling test equipment that is a lot like Lab View.

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