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General Mach Discussion / saving dro readouts
« on: January 26, 2008, 05:04:55 AM »
hi folks
can i save my settings for a job to open in the same state upon reboot if i have shut down midway through a job
i see the save settings button but im think thats just general ...can i save positions ?
at twentfive thousand lines on average they run beyond work time and i keep noting the dros and running from there
but now a then another worker shuts down and dosent read the dros...losing my values.

General Mach Discussion / serial port ?
« on: November 24, 2007, 10:15:54 AM »
hello chaps
hi ive just swapped pc's and the pc i want to use only has 9pi serial port besides usb's can i use the 9 pin jobby ?? i just searched for posts but the ones ive found appear to in double dutch ..or geekspeak..he he ....
please can somone tell me how to configure the prog through the 9 pin port ??..that has a 25 pin adapter on it to the machine..
and/or is it possible to run through the usb with a converter
do i need to reassign the pins?...

General Mach Discussion / ho hum
« on: June 23, 2007, 07:32:26 AM »
forgive my ignorance but is it possible to invert the z information within  a code without manually altering the lines
is there some sort of routine or macro for this or am i just going to have to wait until they unlock my software licnence
in my tool path generator.....:(  .... im using tap extension     :( :(
please dont hit me ...im really just thick ..

General Mach Discussion / hi guys
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:33:18 AM »
please forgive my ignorance I have neglected to explore this forum for a while and am still getting to know mach3 although we are mightily impressed at last we can conrtoll the mill without getting frustrated even thogh weve not used many of the features or settings in mach3 we are beggining to see all the answers to our questions ...using mps pro2003 was like riding a trike with the stableisers still on remember when you were three?? ....ha ha now its like I have a trike with a v8..... mmmmm maybee!!!!..(not that mps isnt good for breaking the milk teeth becuase it is...I just wish the reseller had realised mach 3 was out there it would have done him a lot of good to think ahead.
anyway Ii have a question ... is there a list of keyboard short cuts? or more to the point can I rotate A from a key ? and can I plunge also from a shortcut?? if I put a joystick on will that give me greater controll i have plenty of little jobs that require manual operation i know the arrow keys operate XY but Ii need ZA too im sure it can be ??
thanks you very much
regards "H"@Niges

General Mach Discussion / LAPTOP GRAPHICS DISPLAY
« on: December 09, 2006, 11:28:28 AM »
is it posible to put mach 3 on my laptop its on old compaq armada m300 running win2k i tried to install but thr prog only shows some of the gui i have only 640 480 or 800 by 600 pixels ? or do i (can i) get / need other drivers ??

General Mach Discussion / taig monkeys
« on: December 02, 2006, 09:41:27 AM »
its seems the monky's have a brain between them
we set up the a axis this morning without knowing what we we doing..........
all we need now is a piano
and if anybody is interested i have just worked out the answer to pi.

General Mach Discussion / thanks guys
« on: December 01, 2006, 11:59:13 AM »
thanks guys catch you manana
we feel like a couple of chimps in a 747 ha ha

General Mach Discussion / taig mill motor tuning
« on: December 01, 2006, 06:57:48 AM »
hello folks
we have now purchased the mach 3 software and are in the process of figuring it out ................................time for beer
the main problem is that we are thick    i dont mean a bit stupid i mean really thick or at least thats what my other half says
i hold a more optamistc outlook .........i just think im unlucky somtimes .....ha ha
we got the software running and now we have motion but there seems to be a problem getting the step settings  motor tuning settings correct...
could sombody perhaps point us in the right direction did i recall someone saying they had a taig set up here in the uk (or anywhere ) using mach 3
also could you explain the difference between mach3 and mach3 mill .......

General Mach Discussion / taig mill
« on: November 25, 2006, 07:13:44 AM »
hello folks
complete newbee to the forum
i have been running a taig mill for two years on the mps2003 programme and have been a little downhearted with the lack of control
not that I'm an experienced engineer, quite the opposite  i am a designer and relatively new to engineering.
we are a UK based company and  have been using artcam software to create jewellery which is a fantastic programme and the taig mill is adequate for our use as most of the stuff we produce is wax so we are not really dealing with torque so much, we also use mills from bits and bits in the US.
when i saw the Mach 3 programme i thought i should give it a whirl ,however it seems a little complex so Ive got my head down in the pdf manual so i might be some time ....................
my question is if anybody is or has used taig mills with Mach 3 and if so could i be setting the pins wrong or something ??? as i cant seem to get any com/ control 
i would appreciate any feedback at all

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