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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 xbox configure questions
« on: August 19, 2023, 07:50:37 PM »
After working on it all day I finally found out putting G91\nG0x.001\nG90 will work.
As far as knowing what the button commands in the xbox plugin are I still don't know.
Isn't there some documentation on the xbox plugin available somewhere?
I can't believe it was written and not explained at all.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 xbox configure questions
« on: August 19, 2023, 06:36:23 PM »
Upon further trying I found Gcode1 in the registers under XBox.   I put in G0X1 and the xbox button does execute the code.
The problem I have now is I need to put in G91 then G0X.001 then G90. How can I put this in a register?

Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 xbox configure questions
« on: August 19, 2023, 04:07:17 PM »
I've searched and can't find anything on the xbox button configuration.
The dropdown has selections that I don't know what they do. Like the "xbox cont/inc toggle" or how to use the "user gcode1" selection.  may be missing something but is there any descriptions or documentation for this?
The one thing I wanted to do was to increment move an axis like pressing the arrow keys or the screen buttons in incremental mode. Is it possible to do this?
I thought of writting gcode and using the "user gcode1" but so far can not figure out how to use those selections.
Still trying though.
Thank you for any help.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 keyboard problem
« on: August 17, 2023, 01:27:50 PM »
OK. for anyone that cares, I was my problem afterall. I was copying and pasting and it looks like I put two buttons on the same input amd never saw it. It didnt like a start and stop at the same time.

Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 keyboard problem
« on: August 15, 2023, 04:00:16 PM »
Can anyone help with this wierd problem?
I decided to make a small control box to act as a second keyboard with only a few keys for using keyboard shortcuts .  I used a Teensey 4.0 controller programed to act as a usb keyboard.  I have two shortcuts made in M4 for cycle start and stop besides the movement keys. The new keyboard works perfectly in all windows programs. Windows 10 sees it as a standard keyboard.
When I run Mach4 everything is ok and regular key shortcuts work with regular keyboard.
When the new control box is pluged in and push the start key it runs one line of code and then stops and will not accept any other keyboard commands from either keyboard.
It does work with two standard keyboards hooked up though.
Why would Mach 4 not like something with this one?
I don't understand why every other program is ok with it but Mach4 is not.
Can someone please help me out?

After hours of reading thru the code for the touch module I found that the calulation for setting the offset uses the touchplate height in the x and y touchoffs. Why x and y use a height setting I do not comprehend.
Only problem now is if the diameter is set to .1 the backoff position should be -.15 and it now set it at -.1482. I'm not sure where the .0018 difference is from.

I trying to use the touchoff function in Mach4.  I have everything set up and it probes correctly but the results are wrong and I am very confused as to why. I have the backoff set to .1 and the diameter set to .1 and I think after the touch of the Y- position it should read -.15. that would be the -.1 backoff and half the .1 diameter. Is that correct?
Attached is the result after the operation. The zero position is way into the part.
It shows the backoff position as -.3482
How is that possible? What am I missing?
Oh I am using the ESS if that makes a difference.

Update: I did see a post that there was problems with mach build 5000 and up with the ESS. So I downgraded Mach to 4809 like it suggested. Still the same thing. Sometimes it will thread multiple times and then it will just sit there waiting. When I hit stop a lot of times I can not even get the code to restart. It just sits on the first line and does nothing except run the elapsed time. Have to close Mach and restart it.
All other mach operations that I have used are working, just threading does not.

I recently upgraded to Mach4 and ESS. I think I have most of the problems worked out.
The problem I have now is with threading. I didnt have a problem with Mach3. Now with M4 when I use the threading built into Mach4 turn cycles the machine starts and goes to the starting point where it waits for the index pulse. Once in a while it works. Alot of times it just sits and waits. When I hit the stop button and reset and try again usually nothing happens. Sometimes I have shut down Mach4 and restarted and it will work.
The rpm is seeing the index pulse fine, and rpm works all the time. When I run ESS diagnostic it shows the pulse flashing good. When I use the Mach diagnostics screen the index led never flashes at all but the rpm works. 
I have asked Mach about this but have not gotten an answer yet.
Does anyone got any ideas on why this is happening? I even loaded the newest version and still only works sometimes.
Thank you.

Well, I have seen you keep talking about that. I don't understand everything about this stuff , I don't have home switches and I suppose the other people that gave asked don't have them either.  I have mach set to home in place and this works every time. It may be off a thousandth or two, but it is close enough not to have to set it up from scratch.
If someone else tries this and it works for them please let us know.
All I know right now is it is working every time for me now, just like Mach3 worked. ;D

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