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Feature Requests / Mach3 Elapsed Timer
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:47:46 AM »
Running the latest lockdown version of Mach3.

Have been commissioning a mill with new servo drives and having periodic faults causing Mach3 to stop while running a test program which could be minutes or hours. When Mach drops out, the elapsed time counter keeps counting and if away, I have no way of knowing how long the machine ran before faulting.

Would sure be nice if the timer would only count while a program was running. Any chance this could be changed?


Running XP Pro, service pack 3, Mach3 mill, Mach3 R3.043.066

Sometimes when trying to load the General Config screen, that screen never displays and Mach freezes. Then trying to either shut down or restart windows, windows gets to the "Shutting Down" screen and never completes. Never had this problem with Windows until the Mach freeze. At that point I have to unplug the computer to get windows up again.

Is there somewhere I can download an older version of Mach3? Maybe a year old as the previous version I had on the machine never gave a minutes trouble.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Mach 3 G codes
« on: December 29, 2010, 07:55:15 AM »
Does anyone have a Mach 3 Lathe G code list which hopefully includes how they operate with Mach 3?

General Mach Discussion / Need Documentation
« on: May 08, 2009, 09:25:35 AM »
Need wiring documentation for:

Design Components Incorporated
Stepper Motor Drive

Thanks for any and all help.


LazyCam (Beta) / Photo engraving
« on: February 24, 2009, 08:37:23 AM »
Brian and Art both indicated that LCam can do 3d photo engraving. Is there anyone out there willing to give me a tutorial on the process to get me started? I have the LCam license but have not had the time to get up to speed on it. I have watched the video tutorials but they don't seem to be directly related to what I am wanting to do.

General Mach Discussion / Stepper Motor Drive Experience
« on: May 06, 2007, 07:17:36 PM »
Any body have any experience with the Ebay stepper motor drives?
Ebay item 120115743046.
What type of power supply is required?

General Mach Discussion / Servo Controllerr
« on: February 18, 2007, 11:54:12 AM »
Very interesting discussion on the CNC Zone site about a new servo controller developed in Germany. Maybe this might wake up Rutex and get them in the "service and supply" mode again.

You can follow it at,


If anyone has experience with this drive please respond as I have a current need. A great deal of the information is in German so any assistance is appreciated.


General Mach Discussion / Linear Encoders
« on: February 04, 2007, 09:55:30 PM »
Can someone provide a discussion as to the pros and cons of using linear rather than rotary encoders on a machine which will be using Mach?
I have an Italian machine which already has glass scale encoders and servos and would like to make use of them rather than having to special mount rotary encoders.

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