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Post Processors / Help with Mastercam to Mach post error.
« on: December 08, 2015, 04:39:39 PM »
I downloaded the generic post for Mastercam from the Mach3 download section for posts.  The post is in the post file in Mastercam.  After I drew some lines, I tried to post to Mach3 and got this error message and wouldn't let me put it in the NC file of Mastercam.  "Error, illegal character $ on left side of equation post line number 215---Program halted due to error"  I have not a clue on how to fix this, can someone help?  Also, Most post files also have a machine difintion file and a control definition file, 3 files having to do with a post, and all that was in the Mach3 post download was a .pst file.  Do I need the other two files for the post to work in Mach3 and Mastercam.  I have Mastercam 9.1.  Really need some help. Bob.

Forum suggestions and report forum problems. / you posted here
« on: December 05, 2015, 07:26:22 AM »
What is the difference of the blocks preceding my post.  One says "you posted here"  and another says " normal post", what is the difference? Bob.

I am reading the Pokeys Pulse engine documentation and want to know the difference of using the Pulse engine or not.  By my reading, it appears that there are two ways to set the Pendant up. Is that correct?  I am using a 57U with the Pokeys keyboard and they are working correctly.  I have downloaded the plugin and the Pokeys configuration program, they are OK.  Tell me if this is correct.  If I don't use the pulse engine, when using the controls on the pendant, it acts as if it is the screen pendant, when pushing the tab key.  Is that correct?  It seems to me that the documentation gives me two choices, one with using the pulse engine and one, not using the pulse engine.  I am sorry about these questions, but this is new to me.  I am running XP, Granite servo drives, Centipede system.  I am wiring the Pendant to the 57u at this time, so I haven't done any configuring yet, so any hints, help, or ideas would be appreciated.  Bob.

PoKeys / Pokeys button console trying to install
« on: December 01, 2015, 09:58:09 AM »
What is the name of the program and where do I find it to install Pokeys button board?  I have downloaded the downloads from Polabs under Pokeys, but can't make sense of the programs.  The user manual casually says, Pokeys configuration software must be used, so where do I find this program? Does anyone know?  I put in a ticket, but they are really slow to return the info. Thanks, Bob.

I am going to build a cnc router.  I have bought two Adept linear slides that are powered with brushless dc servo motors.  I have contacted Granite, and they say that their drives and breakout board will work with these servos.  My question is will these be compatible with Mach3?  I would appreciate any input I can get.  Thanks, machining fool,  Robert Brown.  These Granite drives 160 volts are only 243. euro, I will have to find out how much in US.

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