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Hello all,

I now have a good stable working M6 macro and need to start using it. To do this I need to be able to see the tool length offsets and have discovered there are several different methods.

I could use some guidance in this area. 

Mike

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
Found the problem!!!

Configure, Mach, Spindle......I had a tick mark in the "wait on spindle to stabalize at 90%"

Took that out and it worked fine!

Thank all of you that offered me help!

Mike

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:22:10 AM »
Ok here is what I thought I remembered!

This is in the status bar at the bottom of my screen when I load the code.

Vertex Buffer Objects requested but not available

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:11:47 AM »
Yes sir!  I have tried it about every configuration I could think of! I just thought of something. I need to run to the shop run the test again and post something that might be part of this. I will post from the shop in about 5 minutes!


Mike

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
rhtuttle another thing that might be part of this that I forgot to mention!

I am using a Vital Systems Hicon controller but I thought the controller used the Mach 4 commands to control the spindle, read the inputs and control the outputs!

Mike

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:44:06 AM »
So am I suppose to have one?

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:28:29 AM »
Hello rtuttle,

No there is no speedSpindle.mcs in the macro folder!

I can turn the spindle on via mdi as well as change the spindle speed with the slider bar for speed control.

Is the speedSpindle.mcs supposed to be a part of the default software from New Fangled?

Mike




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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:42:43 PM »
Here is the code I tested!

G00 G90 G17 G54 G40 G49 G80
s5000 m3 p7
G0x10.00y5.00z-3.00
g1z-4f100
g1y10f300
g1y5
g1z0f100
g0x0y0
m05
m30


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Mach4 General Discussion / Trouble with M3 and spindle speed
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:52:55 AM »
Is anyone using the Mach 4 6 axis screen and having trouble with turning the spindle on using M3 and a speed number, ie,

M3 S5000

I have that in my code and have placed it as the first line and also the second line after the initial move. The spindle will not come and the gcode will not advance until I hit the start button again. Spindle still doesn't come on but the code runs and I can start the spindle by hitting the M3/M5 button.

I will post the actual code as soon as I get to the shop!

Mike

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: M03 yes, but no M05
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:59:36 AM »
Well after making the statement we had found the problem that is only partly true! While the 4 axis version worked fine, I cannot use the 4 axis version and the newest version of Mach 4 using the 6 axis screen we still have this problem but it is only one of the problems related to a M3 or M03 call. I have also discovered that even within gcode when the M3 S???? will lock the gcode and it will not advance past the M3 S???? Doesn't matter what actual speed is ask for either!

Currently I have to hit the M5 button on the spindle ccw tab and then immediately hit the M3 button to start the spindle again! So for a work around I take the M3 and spindle speed out of the code all together and use the M3 button on the ccw tab to start the spindle manually. The M5 will excute perfectly at the end of the program!

Mike

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