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General Mach Discussion / Re: need help
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:44:00 PM »
Appreciate your reply, Rich.  Thanks!

General Mach Discussion / need help
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:56:25 AM »
I got through about 98% of a job, and then the Y axis went askew, probably due to static electricity...I need to know how to pick up where the router left off so I can finish the job.
I know the line it left off at, so could someone give me the proper steps to run the "Next LIne" command or "Start Here" command...not sure what the proper steps are?  Thanks!  Happy New Year
to everyone here.

that's the thing, it doesn't end in .xml...the profile does not have a . anything,  and all of the backups end in .xb63, .xb64 etc.?

the profile is G540 Nema 23 2012-08-03

Here's another picture of an elk scene Todd Bailey modeled for me

Do you mean this?

G540 Nema 23 2012-08-03

I should mention that after it seemed locked up and was vibrating back and forth, I am able to move the router in all 3 directions like always with the keyboard, but when I go to run a roughing program
it doesn't follow the correct G-code instructions.

Today it started to vibrate, shake and wouldn't move in any direction, and before that the roughing pass started to repeat what it had already done and then started to move off of the board etc.
just crazy stuff that it had never done ever before.  I noticed that the X and Z location settings were accurate on the screen, but the Y axis reading of it's location on the table was not correct.

I had an Art code error late last week that prevented any of the motors from moving due to a communication problem with the profile file in the Mach3 software.  I got that fixed last night
with the person who sold me the machine.  While we were in the process of correcting the issue, he had me go into the config file related to the motor settings (steps, velocity and acceleration).

he set the X,Y and Z all to the same settings:  4000 steps, 100.02 velocity and 20 acceleration

Are these the correct settings for my machine? or should they be set differently given the following specs of my machine:

CNC Router Table Specs
- X travel 36 inches
- Y (gantry) travel 24 inches
- Z (vertical) travel 5.5 inches (minus spoil board thickness)
- Rack and pinion for X
- 5 start ACME drive for Y
- 5 start ACME drive for Z
- Repeatability to +/-0.002" or better, accuracy to +/-0.005" or better
- 355oz High Torque Nema 23 stepper motors: Rapids up to 600 IPM+, cutting feed-rates 200 IPM+
- Accuracy of +/-0.005"
- Controller Gecko G540 3 axis stepper motor driver


He uses ArtCam Pro and has created incredibly detailed 3D models for me (wildlife (elk and deer), flowers, bell tower etc. that have been selling for $1000 or more.
I can't say enough about him...an extremely nice guy and a joy to work with.  I spent over 2 months searching for the best, and I think I've found him.  Tell him Gary
sent you and I'm sure he will treat you right.

If someone would tell me how to post some pictures of some of my recent carvings on here I will.

Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / Re: art code error
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:27:34 AM »
Thanks!  I got that fixed...now the Y axis is out of whack, why I don't know...so I brought the x, y and z back to the zero point and zeroed them out, then went to shut down Mach3 and a box
came up called Fixtures Change

it asks Fixtures Saved?...Yes or No...not sure which to answer?  Thanks for any possible help here.

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