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General Mach Discussion / Re: Deref All Axis On Reset Condition
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:39:07 PM »
Ya I saw that but that is not automatic.

I'm getting my router back up and running after it had been in storage for a couple years and I had to redo the PC and I didn't have a backup of my old config files.

I could have sworn that I had this working on my old system, I just don't remember how.


General Mach Discussion / Deref All Axis On Reset Condition
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:18:47 PM »
I have one last thing I'm trying to get setup on my machine. I want it do deref all axis when ever there is a reset condition. I thought that there was a check box on one of the config pages but I can't seem to find it. I'm using the latest version of Mach3.

I have done some google and forum searching but have not found the info that I need.

If there is not a checkbox I can select is there another way that I can get it do to this?


I will say the the stuff from PMDX is great. I have a PMDX/ESS setup on my mill. Running about a year now and it just works.

PoKeys / Re: Mach3 not responding to button presses
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:55:05 AM »
Well I have done a fresh install of Mach .66 and the latest pokeys .45 drivers. Still doesn't work. Even if I map it to a different button then the one I want to use, "up rpm" works "down rpm" doesn't. The on screen buttons work fine as do the keyboard buttons.

Is there an pokeys config file some were on my computer that could have got corrupted some how? I did a little bit of searching but didn't find anything.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Feed Hold in arcs
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:48:48 AM »
Ok so I have tried a number of different versions of Mach with the same result. Even tried the .57 version which in the change log says that this issue was fixed. But it still does it with that version. I get the "Radius to end of arc differs from radius to start on line number" error message. I did fresh installs of mach, including deleting the mach folder and going through and reconfiguring all my ports/pins/motors.

Yes I have checked the arc center mode and both my post/code and Mach are set for inc mode.

Any ideas?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Feed Hold G83
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:29:21 PM »
Oops I posted my last reply in the wrong thread. Anyway I will try and start using FRO instead for now.

To answer your question it does it on any hole that is a G83

General Mach Discussion / Re: Feed Hold G83
« on: December 14, 2012, 08:19:15 PM »
I use my FRO pot rather than feedhold so have never noticed it but there is definitely a problem. At first I didnt see it but it is only after the first hole has been bored that it doesnt work. Is that the same for you?
 I will mention it to Brian.


It does it any time I feed hold while in an arc move. I first noticed it when I was helixing some counter bores and then again when I was profiling the part.

Is there a place we can download the older versions? I didn't see anything on the Mach3 website.

General Mach Discussion / Feed Hold G83
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:02:51 AM »
Well here is another feed hold issue I seem to be having. This one is more of an annoyance. I'm not able to feed hold in the middle of a G83. Once Mach gets in the canned cycled it just continues until its done or I hit stop. Feed hold does nothing. I don't really care for working like this since some times I need to clear chips that have gotten waded up on the drill.

Didn't find any post here or in the yahoo group that had an answer to this. I would really like to be able to feed hold in the middle of a peck cycle.

My system
Mach3 (.66) lock-down version
ESS with latest lock-down plugin (10hd2)

Is this something that I'm just going to have to live with or is there a fix for this?


General Mach Discussion / Feed Hold in arcs
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:57:33 AM »

I just recently got my mill some what up and running. I'm in the process of running some parts to test how everything is work. I have run in to a problem with feed holding while in an arc move. If I feed hold in an arc move and try to cycle start to continue the cut the cutter ends up moves in random directions. Mostly it seems to takes off in the + Z and -Y and -X directions. I thought that this may only be related to doing a helix move but it also does it on a basic 2D profile arc.

When this happens I get and "Radius to end of arc differs from radius to start" error. From what I have read this error seems to happen the most if you Mach and your cam software are not post arcs the same way. INC vc ABS. I have checked and have both systems setup as INC I also have my code output a G91.1.

This is with the latest lock-down (.66) version of Mach3. My system consist of ESS using the latest lock-down plugin (10hd2), PMDX-126, PMDX-107. This system is on my knee mill.

I have spent some time browsing the forums and the yahoo group and have seen some post about this problem but none of them have a solution and they are quite old.

What I find some what odd is I also have Mach on my router and I can feed hold and continue any time I want on it with no problems. On difference is the router is a PP system and not and ESS system.

Any suggests other then trying to run my knee mill as a PP system with out the ESS?


PoKeys / Re: New Pokeys plugin, analog signal mapped too?
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:25:33 AM »
Hello NeoTO,

I'm guessing I must have been using the plugin by poppabear. I have been working on the is project going on a year now so I can't remember all the different versions that I have tried. I have since upgraded all plugins/drivers of all hardware to the latest locked down versions.

Thanks for explaining the mapping of the analog signal. I will re-write my brain to read a free DRO that I will assign in the pokeys config.

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