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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Machine Max Settings not persistent?
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:11:12 PM »

I cannot seem to get the Machine Max Settings to stick.

Are they supposed to be persistent for an installation or be a property of a job or (I hope not) need setting every time?

John Prentice

Newfangled Mill Wizard / Mill Wizard crash on attempting to save G-code
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:07:07 PM »
Ron - greetings

Running licensed 1.0.17 on Win 8.1 as Administrator.

Very frequently (5 times in 15 saves this afternoon) the program just drops dead with the "Windows trying to find a solution" dialog when trying to save G-code. The frame of the file picker is displayed but with no contents.

I cannot find the sequence to make it happen to order. I had a theory that the problem was a folder with a very large number of files but that does not seem to explain it as it then failed in a small folder.

Job file (which is meant to be a very simple demo for a prospective customer) is attached.

John Prentice

CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Re: Uninstalling MSM
« on: August 10, 2010, 09:28:54 AM »
Thank you - never thought to look there as I was hung up with MSM not being a "Program"

John Prentice

CVI MachStdMill (MSM) / Uninstalling MSM
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:15:20 AM »
This feels like a dumb question but a lot of searching has not worked for me.

Beta 3 and Beta 4 require uninstalling of earlier versions. How is one supposed to do this.

I have looked for options in the installer program and eventually resorted to searching for all files with MSM and MachStd in their names and deleting them.

Still the Beta 4 installer tells me I have an old version installed and I must uninstall it.  How?


John Prentice

General Mach Discussion / Re: Set Tormach Mach3 to metric
« on: July 30, 2008, 02:26:11 PM »
I think if you give the suggested route a try you will find it works well.

There are of course other options you can request from Tormach. You can weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

John Prentice


I can help with the Coolant  (not Coolent incidentally), Dwell etc. The LEDs are defined with Frame Names Dead, Red, Yellow, Green but the watch code calls up

gotoAndStop ("off")

Changing these to:

gotoAndStop ("dead")

works fine.

As you say, one of those things you can stare at for ever and miss.

John Prentice

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Beta Testing Reports
« on: December 14, 2007, 05:27:19 PM »
I have run a VCarve Pro file with lots of small segments and it is very smooth. Originally it struggled with G00 and G01 with a delay between them (same on PP but a shorter delay).

Art has fixed the delays in but systems in Mach3 2.62

The video at


shows the code on PP and SS with and without the delay. It is streaming but being full motion at 24 frames per second so you can judge the motion takes a whlle to download - whole thing is 512 Megabyte. You need sound to hear the machine in action.

I have since doubled speeds but not yet videoed it.

John Prentice

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Hood's post
« on: December 14, 2007, 05:18:30 AM »
The X direction wrong is not a hard bug. Mine runs in correct direction (i.e. as PP). Accidental change in Ports/Pins perhaps?

John Prentice

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Beta Testing Reports
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:14:24 AM »
Just putting my head out of the trench to get Forum to send me mails.


General Mach Discussion / New procedure to cope with wiki vandalism
« on: June 10, 2007, 03:16:36 PM »
Greetings to all:

I am afraid that some people have more time than sense and so we have had further attempts at vandalism on the wikis.

To *edit* pages of any of our wikis you need to be registered.

I am afraid we have made membership application subject to a moderation process.

ou request membership by sending Art or myself a personal message from the e-mail address you intend to use with the wikis.  State:

(a) which wiki you want to join,
(b) which page you want to contribute to by editing and
(c) your real name and postal address.

This information will be used for no purpose other than signing you up.

You will be allocated a random password which will be emailed to you. We will not know it. You can of course subsequently change it to a memorable string.

Finally I apologise for this additional hassle but reiterate that you can read the information at any time without logging in.

John Prentice

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