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Hi Guys
Been using Mach3 and Greolt's Aussie Tool Setter for some years now and everything was OK.
Had to change my computer and now have it on Windows 10 running ESS SmoothStepper.
Everything works except the Auto Tool Zero, which hangs at the G31z command.
I am running two CNC4PC C10 Bob's - set to 'Pull High' with pin 15 set for 'Active Low'.
When I touch off the touch plate I get the LED flashing and it shows on the digitize pin under diagnostics screen, so it is working.
Doesn't appear to be a hardware issue, more like a software one, but can't figure it out. could someone just have a look at the code, or better, just give it a try please?
Really stumped - and yes, I have gt the ESS configuration correct.
Mach3 is version R3.043.062

The code I am trying to run is;
PlateThickness = 1.5 GetUserDRO(1151) 'Z-plate thickness DRO

If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then 'Check to see if the probe is already grounded or faulty
DoOEMButton (1010) 'zero the Z axis so the probe move will start from here
Code "G4 P5" ' this delay gives me time to get from computer to hold probe in place
Code "G31 Z-40 F500" 'probing move, can set the feed rate here as well as how far to move
While IsMoving() 'wait while it happens
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002) 'get the axact point the probe was hit
Code "G0 Z" &ZProbePos 'go back to that point, always a very small amount of overrun
While IsMoving ()
Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness) 'set the Z axis DRO to whatever is set as plate thickness
Code "G4 P0.25" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 Z25.4" 'put the Z retract height you want here
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)" 'puts this message in the status bar
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)" 'this goes in the status bar if aplicable
Exit Sub
End If

Noel  >:(

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:22:04 AM »
Many thanks
I will give it a go.

Finished Screens / Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:43:45 PM »
Hi Der Synth
I have the same issue I have been battling with - I want to keep my Auto-Zero/Touch Probe connection - and - also run a Digitizing Probe - however - Mach3 only has one Probe input as you have noted.

Could you possibly take pity on an old man and post your 'brain' for myself and fellow sufferers please.

Eternally grateful, etc, etc.

Noel   ;D ;D ;D

Finished Plugins for Download / Re: Huanyang VFD controller plugin
« on: April 22, 2010, 10:16:21 PM »
Many thanks Matty
Downlaoded 3.5 dis - now accepting your plugin OK.
Am about to now try connecting spindle to the 232/485 converter.
Noel  :-*

Finished Plugins for Download / Re: Huanyang VFD controller plugin
« on: April 21, 2010, 09:40:07 PM »
Hi Matty
I have tried many times to get your plug-in to work, but every time I try to put the plugin into Mach3, it comes up with a screen saying "Plugin defective - load again"
Needless to say, I have re-downloaded your zip file at least half a dozen times, and tried each time but with the same result.
I have tried 'saving'then unzipping the file, and 'run'from the download site - same result.
Has anyone else had this problem, or have any suggestions?
Noel  ???

General Mach Discussion / reversed image? in mach
« on: March 15, 2009, 03:51:43 AM »
1. After MUCH messing around I have finally got my system to run.
however. one minor glitch - my axis all run in the right direction - ie: left button moves x axis left, right button moves it right, up moves y axis up, etc, but the trouble is that in mach i see the reverse for the x axis in the table/work view screen.
that is, when I move the x axis to the left, it shows on the screen as moving to the right, and vice-a -versa.
What is going on???
there is no need to move the motion allocation for the keys, either on the keyboard or on the virtual jog control as they are all working correctly - it is just the visual window in Mach that wants to see things the other way around.
2. Does anyone have a good schematic for limit switches as I don't appear to be having much luck with mine. They are always either 'on' in the diagnostics, or do not work if I reverse their active high status.

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