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Mach Screens / No NFS Wizards available
« on: February 08, 2017, 02:34:56 PM »
I have a licensed  Mach 3. I have used mill for some time but now want to use the turn module. Have not had luck getting usable code from lazy cam so I wanted to see if I can use the NFS wizards to
 create the code. I bought the licence for this but cannot use. My screen set does not have it as an option. The only wizards shown are the two for turn and thread by  Brian. When looking at the online tutorial, there are 7 different options including the NFS wizards. I re-downloaded Mach thinking I corrupted the other somehow but I get the same screen set. Any help appreciated.

General Mach Discussion / Rotary axis positioning problem
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:17:02 AM »
I have a rotary axis controlled via a 320 gecko DC drive. I can tune it to give within a half degree accuracy on 3600 degrees rotation ( Ten rotations ). I can repeat this several times in one direction. When I command it to travel the other direction it is off by about 40 degrees ? There is less than 1/4 degree backlash in the gearing. Any ideas on where the problem would be ?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Heidenhain Control
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:32:11 PM »
Thanks again Hood. I am in the process now of evaluating some options.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Heidenhain Control
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:40:19 PM »
Thank you Hood,


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 with Heidenhain Control
« on: January 10, 2014, 09:19:34 AM »
Thank you Rich. Guess that is why I came up empty searching on line and in forums. The man I purchased it from uses visual mill and I think he developed his own PP. He said he would help get me up if I bought that same program. It is reasonable priced but way more than Mach and I love Mach after using it for some tiime. I am really a slow learner on code variables, and he indicated the program has a kinda steep learning curve.

Thanks Again

General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 with Heidenhain Control
« on: January 09, 2014, 08:23:35 PM »
I have acquired a Bridgeport mill with a heidenhain control. I am wondering if there is a post proccessor for the code generated by mach and lazy cam to feed needed form of ISO code to control. It seems to have a lot of different g code meanings and a diff. way to define arcs than mach. I can just use a dnc program with a few macros to feed mach code into my allen bradley and it works great but not so with heidenhain. Any help appreciated.

General Mach Discussion / Re: No Mach3 Found Running
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:08:15 AM »

Thank you for your insight into this problem. I will give that a try. You would think they would have repaired the newer version by now. My older installs work as they should as well.


General Mach Discussion / Re: No Mach3 Found Running
« on: December 02, 2013, 11:17:51 AM »
I have recently downloaded the latest mach 3 and lazy cam on two different computers and now have the same problem discussed in {No mach 3 found running dated September of 2012 under Lazy Cam discussions. Was there ever a resolution found for the problem ? My condition is just as described by Nicolas.

Thanks, Scott

FAQs / Re: rapids are executed very slowly
« on: May 04, 2012, 10:59:06 AM »
Brett, Thanks for your help. I finally found the rapid overide setting and it was limiting the the speed.

FAQs / Re: rapids are executed very slowly
« on: April 30, 2012, 11:25:39 PM »
I am not sure. Is there a place to do this other than the general feed rate override on the main Mach control screen ? I cannot find anything labeled rapid feed rate override. I did discover in trying to make sure I had main screen override set at 100 % and then running a program that initially the rapids will run at about 10, but if I stop the execution and then start it again it will jump up to 50 or 100 and then if I stop it and start again it goes back to about 10 ?

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