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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
 I’m surprised this popped up again, I closed it out on July 4.

Oh well, not the first time computers surprised me !!

 Still haven’t loaded the MACH4 but hope to soon


 Thanks David,   Very good video, doesn’t look that difficult to have your own custom screen

“When all said and done what I really REALLY care about is how the machine works”
I totally agree, my problem was the screen was unreadable and hard to tell exactly what the different buttons were.

I say “was” because I found when I change my display character size on windows, the MACH4 screens were readable.
I would still like to see some screen sets that others have used. The machine I am considering upgrading to MACH4 is used for CO2 laser cutting. 

Being new to MACH 4 I have not tried modifying screens yet,  but maybe I should give it a shot.


 No,   The laptop has a large screen, I don’t know the actual size —  it’s not available to measure.   

 I’ve been doing some “Poking around“ in MACH 4 and I see you can build custom screens but I would like to start out with a standard screen that doesn’t have too much data on it and is easy to read on my laptop

 I’ve got three machines with MACH 3 and I’m so a custom to the standard screen set, 

This MACH4  Standard screen  dampened my enthusiasm for switching over to 4

 Hoping to find a currently available screen set that looks more like MACH 3


 I’m considering Mach4  for a machine currently using 3.

 I loaded the trial version, and the screen is unreadable on my windows 10 laptop   

 Print too small very hard to read.

 Too much information on screen.

 I found a screen set on this forum called “simple screen” and I didn’t like it. 

 Any suggestions for being able to use a standard screen set that’s easy to read and only has typically used information on it?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:02:54 AM »
Thought I had closed this out but looks like I didn't
Problem was the wrong IP address for The ESS

General Mach Discussion / Re: m11 and m10 commands
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Thanks Tweakie
 Great website, hadn’t seen this before.

General Mach Discussion / Re: m11 and m10 commands
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:38:10 AM »
Hi Tweakie
This link is no longer available, http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/27_files/Page1020.htm

have you reposted it?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Need help on MPG
« on: July 02, 2019, 12:22:00 PM »
Nope, I've got that all set up properly and Still having problems 

I just discovered this which is really strange, I took the XML file That I'm working with Put it on 2 different computers, I mean different than the computers running the milling Machines, One is a Windows 7 computer And one  Windows 10 computer.

For some reason On the Windows 10 computer, The tabbed out MPG  "Jog mode" Works properly, IE, Continuous, step and MPG yellow lights come on. But the same XML file on the Windows 7 computer the yellow lights Will only come on for, step and continuous, It will not allow me to go into the MPG.

This is really weird because it's exact XML files on both of these Computers.

Anybody got any thoughts on this?


General Mach Discussion / Need help on MPG
« on: July 02, 2019, 12:55:29 AM »
I have 3 licensed version Of MACH3 On 3 different machines.

The first machine has a complete Machmotion controls upgrade That includes an MPG with axes and movement increment selector switches. It works great and I want to install the same type of MPG setup on the second machine.

For some reason on this second machine, I can't get the MPG to work.  The MPG Is being controlled Via an M36 board From CNC 4 PC.

My problem appears to be due to the fact that when I use the tab key To activate The fly out MPG panel, I cannot get The MPG yellow light to come on When I click The "jog mode" buttons. I can get the continuous and step Lights to come on but not the MPG.

The third machine does not have an MPG wheel, But With the tabbed out MPG panel, I can get All 3 Lights to come on when hitting the "jog mode" button, IE Continuous, step and MPG.

Does anyone know Why I cannot yet The MPG Light to work On the second machine?


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