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I tried upgrading Mach4 from Version 4.2.0.3804 to 4.2.0.4300. I launched the installer and everything installed successfully. However when Mach4 starts various error messages appear. They say that some dll's are missing:

- MFPlat.DLL
- MFReadWrite.dll
- MF.dll

Mach4 does not start anymore since this update. What am i doing wrong? I already removed all my customization / profiles, but that does not help.

Best regards

Brandon

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Hi,

How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?

Basically I dont want that my coworkers must launch it themselfs by navigating through windows 10. So, how can I actually launch Mach4 with the correct profile automatically when starting windows?

When using windows xp there was a "autostart" entry in the start menu that launched it automatically after booting. How would one do this in windows 10? There is no autostart menu anymore or where is it hidden?

Best regards

Brandon

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Mach4 General Discussion / How to process analog inputs
« on: November 28, 2019, 06:40:17 PM »
Hi,

I have some analog inputs (potentiometers) which are supposed to control the feed and spindle rate. How would one script that in Mach 4? What would be the proper way to access analog values? There does not seem to be any analog input related page in the configuration menu. My controller is a CSMIO which comes with analog inputs.

I already have tried the awesome lua features in Mach 4 to program my toolchanger. But this consist of mainly boolean IO operations.

Best regards

brandon


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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 Probing not working
« on: November 28, 2019, 06:01:53 PM »
Hi,

I bought an electrical probe from ebay and tried hooking it up with Mach 4. Its a 3D-Finder and my controller is a CSMIO. I connected it as described in the manual as PNP Sensor to my CSMIO.

It works fine, the input turns off when the probe hits an obstacle and it is on otherwise.

However i cannot make it work with the default Mach 4 Screen. Basically nothing in the Probing Tab works. It just seems to ignore the Probe. I tried to invert the input, but it does not change any behaviour. Is there something I forgot? Does this feature only work in the industrial version? I would be sad if thats the case because I just got the hobby version.  :(

Another thing i observed is that when probing and after some movement it does not just stop the axis but kicks the entire control off. Is there a way to just stop the axis without control off?

Besides that, how can you calibrate it? Is there scripts for that purpose somewhere?

best regards

Brandon

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