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Thanks Tom.
I have always been curious where that PC ID comes from. Is it part of Window 10?  Anyways I was able to get the new license and am up an running.
The jogging thing I would think is a safety issue and they would want to fix it.  I guess not. I also often use the Imach pendent mostly.
Thanks again,
Todd

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Ok, I upgraded to 4612.  a couple questions now.  I cloned my hard drive before upgrading and  put a larger SSD in my pc.  would that change my PC ID? 
Second question.  I was hoping the upgrade would solve a problem or feature I do not like.  if I enable keyboard jogging when I switch to other applications like V carve pro when I move items in V carve my machine also moves.  I would think if Mach was not the active application  it should not see the arrow key movement in V carve.  I have to very careful to disable  keyboard input before I switch over to V carve.  Is all that normal?
Thanks,
Todd

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Thanks Tom, 
That sounds like a good way to go.
Todd

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Mach4 General Discussion / Upgrade from 4.2.0.3804 to 4.2.0.4517 with ESS
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:49:19 PM »
Hello,
I guess it is time for me to upgrade to a newer version of Mach4.  My  system uses and ESS and has a spindle controlled by Mod bus. I will be going from Mach4 version 4.2.0.3804 with ESS 232 to I believe Mach4 build 4517 with ESS 270 is the latest.  Is it as simple a installing the new software over the old version?  I some how do not think so.  Is there some information on how to perform this upgrade?
Thanks,
Todd

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: help! lost in space
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:33:31 PM »
I think it is my A axis causing my problems.  My A axis does not have a home position so when I ref all it does not zero, I have to click the bottom to zero it.  If I do not when I press the go to work zero it rotates my whole job to get A to zero. This all happen even with out this being a rotary job.  How would I tell the software to zero the A axis when I ref all?  There is no zero switch it would say where it is is zero.
Thanks,
Todd

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: help! lost in space
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:03:12 PM »
 A little more detail.  If I close the Mach 4 do not power down my machine or PC and reopen Mach 4 and Open my g-code it looks fine.  I then reference all axis fine. But when I hit the go to work zero my display goes funky. It kike rotates the part.  I have had this problem before.  Any Ideas?  should I update?
Thanks,
Todd

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Mach4 General Discussion / help! lost in space
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:56:34 PM »
Getting back to Mach 4 after some time off.  Simple project is cut some shapes out .5 inch plywood.  The tool paths in V carve pro look fine and simulate fine.  when I load them in to Mach 4 the display does not look right.  This is just cutting out a circle about 3.5 inches in diameter. The display looks tilted at an angle.  Is there some setting in mach 4 that I messed up?   I am running version 4.2.0.3084  should I upgrade to the newest version? install the latest will it keep all my current setting and such and just install over the old version?
Thanks for any help.
Todd

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Added a 3.2kw water cooled spindle
« on: June 10, 2019, 10:00:21 PM »
I have upgraded to 3.2kw spindle that is water cooled and controlled by Mach 4 via MOD bus.

One question I have is what should I use as the liquid?  Right now I am using just water but I believe
I need some rust inhibitor.  Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Todd

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Thank you,

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Thanks Bill,
I followed your written instruction and got my spindle turning.  Had a few issues, My GT inverter had pc.02  set to 2.  I had to set it to 0 to get the RS 485 working.  I do not know how it got set to 2 because by default the manual says 0?  The one issue I am still having is that on the Mach 4 screen when the spindle is running it does not display the speed.  Sometimes the speed with flash in the box for a few milliseconds when I change the speed, but it then goes back to 0.  Any ideas?  Thanks for instructions I would not have been able to get this working without them.
Thanks,
Todd

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