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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: 1989 Bridgeport Interact 412 Retrofit
« on: November 27, 2014, 05:37:28 PM »
hey toolmaker,
       I almost bought a Bridgeport Torqcut 22 that needed a retrofit and cleaning up but didn't have room for it and wasn't sure if I was up to the work needed. ::) Your machine looks to be about the same vintage as the TQ 22. Looks like you did a SUPER job on yours , ( that operator's panel is SHARP dude !). I was kinda interested in what it took you to get to where it is now but there seems to be about a 2 year gap between your last 2 posts. ;D
       None the less buddy it's a great looking machine you have there, hope it works as good as it looks.   


General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:12:50 PM »
Damn Russ, I feel like your Edison quote everytime I mess with a puter, I find a thousand ways that don't work. ::)  Rick

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:01:47 PM »
Well I tried so many things that didn't work and was so frustrated I'm not positive exactly what I did when I finally got it but I FINALLY GOT IT !!  ger21, when I double clicked on the zipped folder it would show another folder labled mach, double click that folder and would get another folder labled with my name, double click THAT folder and would finally see the file with the .lic extension. So I right click that file, copy then when I got to the mach folder I had no option to paste !! I finally right clicked the file and saw an option to "move" so moved it to the mach folder and it finally worked. I just got the machine to draw all 3 roadrunners  ;D
           Thanks for the help guys.   Rick

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:24:51 PM »
Yes I purchased on the NFS site with paypal Russ

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:44:40 PM »
Well I'm getting about frustrated enough to have to walk away, I been screwing with this for hours, sure as hell ain't as easy as I think it should be. I don't even know if I'm trying to put it in the right place. I have a bunch of mach 3 files , least I guess that's what they are cause I find them in a folder labeled mach. But whenever I double click on the zipped folder emailed to me , then choose extract all files to send to that mach folder is tells me they are already there. When I look in the mach folder I find another zipped folder which is the emailed file. Why would it be a zipped folder when I told it to "extrack" the files and put in the folder? should they not be unzipped if I "extracked the files before sending to the main mach folder? I'm not a computer guy and have no experience with Zipped files or folders. Could someone PLEASE tell me step by step how to do this because I'm just not getting it. I'm tired of seeing demo at top of screen after spending $175.00 and screwing with it for hours, this is b.s.    Rick

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:46:12 PM »
Howdy Russ,
you have helped be before, almost a year ago when I was trying to get mach to work with my Panasonic servo drives and motors. Many thanks to you, Hood and the Chaoticone I got that working and have spent the last year putting together a machine to use them on. Machine is still far from done but as of yesterday I finally have enough done to try and draw the roadrunner, but it wouldn't draw the whole thing before it would just stop. Plus I was only seeing one roadrunner when I've seen it drawn many times and there were 3 of different sizes. I finally figured out it was the 500 line limit of demo mode that was the problem so I pulled the trigger today and bought my Mach3 license. I got an email with a zipped folder labeled 5093. I haven't worked with zipped files so I searched it and found to double click and choose the extract files option,which I did and choose mach3 folder as the destination. When I open the mach folder I find a folder labeled mach>double click that and see a folder labeled my name 1841>double click THAT and finally see a file with a .lic extension. The way I got it was to just copy the emailed file to the MACH 3 folder. Do I need to open the zipped folder down to the .lic file and just copy that to the mach3 folder?   Thanks Rick

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 03:32:39 PM »
Thanks for the reply Graham,
  I've not seen a .lic file. The email had a zipped folder 5093, I double clicked the file, choose the extract files option and choose destination as the mach 3 folder. In the mach folder is another folder labled mach and when I open it there is a file with my name and a 4 digit number, ( I figured THAT was the license file ?).
 sorry if it sounds confusing, I'm confused, thought this should be simple but I ain't getting it.   Rick

General Mach Discussion / mach 3 license problem
« on: March 30, 2014, 02:38:06 PM »
I tried the search function with no luck so here I am. I purchased my Mach 3 license today, got the email with zipped file, copied file to usb drive. Took thumb drive to machine computer ,  extracted and added to Mach 3 folder on machine computer. Reboot computer, start up Mach3 and it still says demo at top of screen. So I go to do it all again and when I try to put unzipped license file into Mach 3 folder it tells me they are already there so I reboot, start mach, and it says demo. Can someone tell me where I messed up?

Thanks , Rick

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3, Super PID & Rotozip
« on: May 26, 2013, 07:22:52 AM »
Well, stuff happens, ya know?
    I'm pretty sure it's Brett's fault for commenting on how well I'm doing with this electronics stuff,,,,,,,,,jinxed me I think. ::) Na, just kidding. Like I said, not my first and surely not my last mistake. I figure people who don't make mistakes either aren't doing anything or they lie. ;) I wanted anyone who might be thinking of going the Super PID route to know my difficulties were of my own making.
    I think it's pretty great to take a cheap run of the mill router and transform it into a computer controlled machine tool spindle for the price of the Super PID.


General Mach Discussion / Re: M3 Relay output from output 1
« on: May 25, 2013, 04:14:37 PM »
I'm not sure if you got what Brett said in reply #1, I had a little trouble with this at first myself. First you assign to OUTPUT 1, then you go to the outputs tab and assign output 1 to PIN1. Hope this helps.

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