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General Mach Discussion / Re: MAKE = Dedicated home button?
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:30:47 PM »
The ref all home doesnt move it back into the very corner, if i move the machine into the middle and hit REF ALL HOME it sets that as my Home and my soft limits are no way of the table and i could picture my machine heading for a crash.

I had a look at your screenset and it looks nice, i will deffinatly purchase in the near future, i cant seem to find that PARK button on your screenset in the pictures
Thanks
Chris

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General Mach Discussion / MAKE = Dedicated home button?
« on: February 01, 2012, 09:31:43 PM »
I am thinking of making a dedicated home button or changing the REF ALL HOME button, so when its clicked it goes back to the actual corner of the machine 0,0,0,  NOT where it was moved to and zero'd out, so that when i am finished working i can hit the button and its parks back in the corner, at the moment i just close mach 3 and open it again and click GO TO ZERO, so how would you code it? or has anyone already done this
Thanks
Chris
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: How many limit switches
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:17:59 AM »
HI
Been away and sick and still havnt done my limit switches, should i setup limit and home switches on different inputs on the BOB? or just wire them all together in parrallel and in the mach software and set them the same input number for both limit and home
Thanks

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i would have swore i had it on, but i have a feeling i know what i was doing, anyway i have it half back, before i could jog with the keys and the pendant but now i can only assign one or the other? how do you use the cursor keys aswell as assign the pendant? so i can jog with both
THanks
Chris

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Heres the XML
Thanks
Chris

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i opened notepad and typed away and all still works, even my pendant jog keys have stopped but all else works,  i can still do all the keyboard short cuts . i wient into the hotkeys and clicked on the x++ and all those and assigned keys again but it still didnt work. where is the XML?
Thanks
Chris

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it was at 24000 lines not that it probly means anything

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General Mach Discussion / Stopped halfway thru Gcode now no keyboard jog
« on: January 11, 2012, 04:00:59 AM »
HI
I was running my machine and then it just stopped, i was standing a few meters back just watching, i didnt touch anything and it just stopped, when i went to look at the computer it was just stopped on a line of gcode and wouldnt do anything. i have restarted the computer and the software a number of times and and even check the jog on/off switch. i can open mach 3 and start gcode and it runs and the machine moves but will not allow me to jog into place so i can zero out and start?
any ideas?
Thanks
Chris

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General Mach Discussion / OEM TRIG #1 - #15
« on: January 08, 2012, 04:22:27 PM »
HI
Just been watching some of the tutorial vids, it mentions these OEM TRIGS in the inputs tab, does this mean you could set up a control panel with up to 15 buttons, i am also guessing you would need a second parallel port to wire these up and to wire these up would it just be a single wire to the parallel port and one to the -VDC on the power supply on each button?
Thanks
Chris

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General Mach Discussion / Re: How many limit switches
« on: January 08, 2012, 06:01:32 AM »
I dont really follow your sketch, i have drawn a little sketch of my own, the only ones i havent added is the ones for the Z axis, i thought you put 4 on the X so that the axis will self align when it gets to the end. also if they are wired in series how does mach 3 know which switch went of as in which end set it off
Thanks

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