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Hello:

I had to switch computers and all is fine except my SCR Robotics (ShuttleXpress) Jog Dial is not right. I can move the table in .001 steps but when I turn the dial to rapid nothing happens. When I select X,Y or Z I get a ding and Mach 3 shows the selected direction but no rapid, do I have something turned off?? I have a spare (back-up) but get the same results with both.

Fred

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General Mach Discussion / Lost manual control
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:58:01 AM »
I have lost my manual control. It will run a program and return to Z, but it will not respond to any manual input. Also I have no jog mode selection, I can't select Step or continues. Nothing lights up there. If I push the Z up, it will light up but the machine does not respond. I also have a usb port pulse generator and it does not work either. I have let the machine run programs cutting air and rebooted in the hope it would clear itself, but no luck. I need help!

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General Mach Discussion / Table only goes in one direction
« on: December 22, 2014, 04:04:32 PM »
My machine acts stupid from time to time and the X table will only move in one direction. When I tell it to go to the right it goes to the right, when I tell it to move to the left it goes to the right! Then sometimes it will work fine and I load a program but after several passes it suddenly just moves to the right plowing through whatever is there. I swapped out my driver boards, but I sometimes think it is because I live in Florida and the computer does not like the humidity. Any ideas or comments anyone????

Fred

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General Mach Discussion / Wizards not working
« on: April 10, 2013, 05:21:18 PM »
At work our IT department switched our small lab mill computer over to a newer computer but in the process everything works except the Wizards. It says it is not licensed, but it is and I can’t find where the license is  stored to activate it again. Does anyone know how or where this is? Thank you.

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A few months back I loaded the newest version of Wizards to remove a bug in the grove start, it would be herky-jerky before starting. Anyway the newer version solved that but today I went to use the pocket program and it wrote a very long program of just going round in a circle even though it showed a rectangle pocket.

The other problem is I can no longer preview the program and go back to post it. When I preview the only thing I can do is close Mach3 and start over. The old Wizards worked fine except that one start issue.

Is this just my machine or is there something to fix this?

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General Mach Discussion / O-Ring grove with a side cutter?
« on: May 10, 2011, 03:23:11 PM »
Does anyone know how I could use the conversational programing to cut an O-ring grove around a stand up vertical post using a woodruff key cutter. I tried the thread milling with a zero lead but that didn't seem to work.

Fred

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / I need help with Shapes Wizard
« on: December 18, 2010, 08:10:04 AM »
I was trying to cut a "D" shaped hole through 1/8" plastic using the "Shapes" wizard, but it refused to generate the G-code and would give me a message of; offset can't be > then cutter. The offsets where set at zero and they where marked as not needed for this anyway. I tried changing all the different setting but nothing helped. What was I doing wrong?

Fred

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VB and the development of wizards / Wizard Shapes
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:59:56 AM »
I tried to use the “Wizard Shapes Program” to cut a D shaped hole through 1/8” plastic. But it refused to generate the G code by saying; the offsets can’t be > then tool diameter. This makes no sense because I had it set on contour which just plunging through and I had all the offsets set at zero. I know this program works because I had used it before to cut a hex. What am I doing wrong?

Fred

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General Mach Discussion / Wizard problem
« on: August 01, 2010, 08:17:54 PM »
I have two seats of Mach3, one for the lab at work and one at home. The problem is my machine at home, when I use the grooving wizard. It advances to the diameter just fine but as it get to the lead in ramp it jumps into a super high speed and jerks the table and goes past the diameter before coming back and doing the circular cut. This only happens with my home machine. Does anyone have any idea why?
Fred

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General Mach Discussion / Too many subroutines
« on: March 22, 2009, 11:05:02 AM »
I used Visual Cam to write a program for a simple part and when I enter it into Mach3 I get a message of "Too Many Subroutines" and it will not run this. What are my options? The part is so simple I can't understand why it won't take it. Any help here would be appreciated.

Fred Fulmer

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