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General Mach Discussion / "Soft warning on X max Dia Mode" on Mach3 Turn
« on: August 12, 2013, 11:23:32 AM »
When I start a program I get a "Soft warning on X max Dia Mode" message.  Another problem is if I hit continue, the machine starts but only .0005 at a time. I have fiddled around with the soft limits settings and now am completely baffled. I am a new CNC study and confuse easily. Is there a way to turn off Soft limits without changing all of the settings in the Limits setup screen?

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> I have tried about a dozen attempts to make a 5/16-18 and a 5/16-24 thread on some brass stock with no success. The first few passes look fine then the tool starts making mincemeat. My set-up is as follows:
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> Sherline 4400 with Mach 3 Turn, using the NFS Turn Wizard (all licensed copies)
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> PP #1 Hobby CNC Pro Controller
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> PP #2 Homann Designs breakout board to Digispeed SL speed controller using the Sherline index sensor with one black sliver of the label that came with the sensor. I am also using this breakout board for my limit/home switches and for eStop.
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> When I turn the spindle by hand and line up the black strip on the pulley with the sensor, the LED on the Diagnostics page goes out. I assume that this is telling me that I am getting an index pulse. Is this correct?
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> I have set the Index Debounce to zero and have "Use Spindle Feedback in Sync mode" and "Spindle Speed Averaging" checked
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> I have checked and rechecked the settings per the specs that came with the Digispeed SL and looked all over this site but nothing I have found seems to make any difference.
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> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
> Thanks for your time,
> Doug

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General Mach Discussion / Adding a button to 2 screens in Mach3Turn
« on: July 17, 2012, 05:20:15 PM »
I am a new newb to Mach and am trying to add a button to the Manual and Automatic screens of Mach3Turn. I would like this button to Ref All Home with Z first, then X. This would save having to click the Set Home Z button and then the Set Home X. I have the button placed on the screens but am totally lost from there. I have attached a .lset file of what I have so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Doug

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