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General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool Cal w/ Mach 3
« on: June 09, 2006, 10:20:37 AM »

Yes, I am in the process of looking at the videos on the site, starting w/ Screens, which seems like it (and the others) will be pretty helpful.
Are there other videos as well?

But there are two immediate problems I would like to solve, if possible.

1.  Early on, he (Art, I believe) gets a window with the MPG wheel.  For the life of me, I couldn't quite see how he did it!  But, I'm glad to know it exists.  :)     How do I get this wheel to appear?

2.  Clicking the Reset button does not clear the Emergency Stop condition.  Note that I am working off a just-downloaded version (1.84, iirc), but it is not running any hardware, if that makes a difference.


Mr. PV

General Mach Discussion / Tool Cal w/ Mach 3
« on: June 08, 2006, 03:47:38 PM »

I am a semi-experienced user of cnc milling (fadal 3016 VMC), and have been asked to help w/ a kluged router system using Mach 3. 
The x,y,z motors are powered  by a controller from Testra corp, whose label says it is Mach 2 compatible.

It appears there is some jog-mode simulation, but thus far my attemps to make the machine move under jog mode are unsuccessful.
The procedure on standard cnc is:  you jog down to the surface at hand via a jog wheel, do a Set Length command (or edit the tool cal table), and you're done.

I can get the machine to move (ie, I can load a g-code program) via Notepad that comes up under the Edit G-code button.
But, I can't yet generate code or values from all the pretty buttons in the program.  I think I need a tutorial of sorts. 
Any leads?

Thanks for any help.


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