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General Mach Discussion / Need help with radius
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:56:58 PM »
We just updated our Mach3 from 1.84 to the newest version. Running a file that we've run 1000s of times now is give us trouble when we radius a corner

Basically the code that hangs us up is

G91 G02 X ?? Y ?? R2.0

This line would usually give us a nice 2" radius corner and now just dives into the piece

I dont remember what the exact XY coords were but the file ran for years and now is giving us grief after the update

Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / Wiimote plugin
« on: December 29, 2009, 05:09:51 PM »
I'm working on a wiimote plugin for mach. Im using Ed's plugin wizard and the wiiuse lib. First I must say Ed did a fantastic job with this wizard and the videos gave my a huge leap forward with my learning curve. I have connected the wiimote to mach and displayed limited data in a dialog. Now Im stuck. The code below works great.

   WiiMoteStatus^   wiimotestatus = MG::wiimotestatus;
   WiiMoteConfig^   wiimoteconfig = MG::wiimoteconfig;
   wiimote** wiimotes;
   wiimotes =  wiiuse_init(wiimoteconfig->maxwiimotes);   // Send the max wiimotes to init (max of 1)

//   find and connect to the wiimotes

if (MG::wiimotestatus) // crashes without this line. learned the hard way
   if (!wiimotestatus->found)   // if we found one wiimote stop looking
      wiimotestatus->found = wiiuse_find(wiimotes, wiimoteconfig->maxwiimotes, 10);   // We look for wiimotes (max of one, look for 10sec)

   if (!wiimotestatus->connected)   //   if we are connected dont try to connect
      wiimotestatus->connected = wiiuse_connect(wiimotes, wiimoteconfig->maxwiimotes);

Now my problem is in the next part-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      wiiuse_poll(wiimotes, 1);

      wiiuse_motion_sensing(wiimotes[0], 1);

      wiimotestatus->roll = wiimotes[0]->orient.roll;

      if (IS_PRESSED(wiimotes[0], WIIMOTE_BUTTON_A))
         wiimotestatus->debug = (true);

Everything compiles ok but mach crashes. Now wiiuse_poll is the function to poll the data from the wiiuse dll. it seems im having trouble getting to arrays of data returned.

I hope someone has an idea.

General Mach Discussion / Mach line tracer
« on: August 20, 2007, 07:36:30 PM »
What would be the best way to make a patern tracer with mach? Basicaly how could i get mach to follow a line on a pattern?

Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / Problem with the website
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:07:53 PM »
That nice little CNC workshop banner covers the dropdown menus from the buttons at the top of the page. Just a FYI. ::)

General Mach Discussion / Radius Comp
« on: January 23, 2007, 09:29:48 AM »
My radius comp LED always on. I can't seem to get it turned off. I checked the XML and radius comp off is 1. I also made sure the LED on the screenset is asigned the correct OEMLED value. Any ideas????????????????????????

NC Pod / Probe function with NCpod
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:26:13 PM »
Is the probe function working with the NCpod? I haven't been able to do any probing with the pod. Any information???

NC Pod / Outputs stay high
« on: January 18, 2007, 08:38:39 PM »
I just noticed that the output controlling my spindle stays high when you shut down mach. If I toggle the output high and shut down mach the output stays high. This may cause some safety concerns.

NC Pod / Missing steps in jog follow mode
« on: January 15, 2007, 09:25:12 PM »
I was running with the pod tonight. Everything was going great untill I put mach in jog follow mode. I was running a 3d four axis file. I put Mach in jog follow mode and started missing steps. Took it out of follow mode and everything was ok. I did this test several times. Every time with same results. Maybe you guys know of the bug, I'm just reporting what I find.

General Mach Discussion / Rotational feedrate problem
« on: January 07, 2007, 09:55:24 PM »
I'm having a problem with with my feedrate on my rotational axis. I have .0001 in the rotational Dia DRO. The feed rate seems ok untill a line of Gcode has no Z move. Then the feedrate goes too high and my motors stall. If I enter the actual diameter of the piece in the DRO the feedrate stays constant for a while then ramps up periodicaly. What am I doing wrong here?

General Mach Discussion / Steps per inch (Uneven numbers)
« on: December 30, 2006, 11:29:02 PM »
how do I deal with an uneven number for my rotary axis. Ive calulated 17.7777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777.... steps per unit? Please help

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