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Brains Development / Brains editor "Analogue switch"
« on: June 19, 2011, 02:07:16 PM »
Just trying to get going with brains. Now I'd like to send a value to a DRO if a condition is met. There is a option called "Analoge switch" and "Latch" in the brains editor. Can anybody explain these functions?



General Mach Discussion / Re: Set offset in Klaus' camera plugin?
« on: June 11, 2011, 08:37:28 AM »

Works like a charm.

Thanks again Klaus


General Mach Discussion / Set offset in Klaus' camera plugin?
« on: June 11, 2011, 05:11:57 AM »
Hello everybody,

I just installed Klaus' Camera Plugin. Everthing works fine except that I can't figure out how to set the offset and that the coordinates don't show up when the box in the video window is checked. Any ideas?
Otherwise many thanks for the great work Klaus!


Thank you all

OEMcode 232 does the trick just fine!



I'm just working on a panel for my mill using a modbus device. Now how do I switch between .set and .sset screens?


General Mach Discussion / Front & rear toolpost in Turn 42.020
« on: January 29, 2009, 03:38:25 PM »

I'm trying to set up my little lathe with a toolplate (at least that's what I gather it is called) meaning I've got several tools all fixed on the same plate. I would like to use a front and a rear toolpost. Now I've tried to use the "front" and "rear" setting in the tool table but I don't quite get what it does. What I'm looking for is a way to set things up so mach "knows" that for example tool 1 is mounted on the rear toolpost and so moves the X-axis backwards for larger diameters. Same way for tool 2 being in the front toolpost having to move forwards for larger diameters. Now I know that in G-code I could use negative x-values for reartoolpost and positve for front but that seems a bit of a roundabout way of doing things particularily if I'm using a CAM software.
I've read Hood referring to issues with the front and rear setting in the tool table, is there anybody with more input on this?
Another question: what does "Direction" in the tool table do?
Greets Dave

General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver issue on 3GHz Computer?
« on: February 23, 2008, 04:21:08 AM »
Hey Folks

Thanks to you all for the help. I found a solution. Out of pure frustration I tried my office computer, which is also a dualcore but with a graphicscard and a 1.8 GHz Prozessor, and would you know it! It worked first try! No optimization at all. So I'll just have to transfer some software and install a parallel port and untangle cables an stuff....
Thanks again.



General Mach Discussion / Driver issue on 3GHz Computer?
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:14:45 AM »
Hi Folks
I,m trying to run Mach3 (R2.61) on a brand new, dedicated 3GHz 4GB Computer under Win XP Home SP2 as I had problems with my old set up (Pentium3). But I still have problems. Firstly the driver test: It runs starting at 27Hz after 10 Sec it switches to 245000Hz or thereabouts. New readings only at about 10s Intervalls (on the old Pentium3 every 1 Sec.). There are almost no spikes to speak of (maybe two between 40and 48 whatever the Y axis on the graph is about). Could there be worse stuff going on in between?  Also the Frequency is unstable btwn 242000 and 245000Hz althou I,m not shure that matters.
Whats more is that after having run the test all later tests are even slower, just the countdown to the actual test is taking forever).
Secondly and I believe this to be a result of the aforementioned,  any movement of the axis is done in intervalls with acceleration and deceleration every few mm. Whenever I run a file the buffer reading goes to 100%, is that normal?
Now I've read that onboard VGA used to be a problem is this still the case?
I've tried Release 2.63 as well as Quantum all with the same result. I,ve also tried all the tune ups , as far as I know anyway.
Hood has been kindly trying to help me before, although we were focusing on ports and pins and such but I really think this is a computer/software problem as the DRO's in Mach3 also mirror the little jerks.

Any Help would be much appreciated

Greets Dave   

General Mach Discussion / Re: Intermittent movement along toolpath
« on: February 09, 2008, 04:01:35 PM »

I'm running Version 2.42, it seems thats not the most recent....


General Mach Discussion / Re: Intermittent movement along toolpath
« on: February 09, 2008, 02:45:31 PM »

I've run the Driver Test: it runs at 285455 steady with only the odd little spike.
Below is the xml.
Sure appreciate your efforts.
Greets Dave

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