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Doesn't work. Still asks me to save tooltable on exit.

Also the tools have to be names... it will only pick up tools that have their names changed from the default "Empty"

why fixture save and tooltable save on shutting down? Why? When I change the tooltable I save it.... yet should the machine crash it loses the settings. I haver to close the app to get it top save properly..

Any ideas?

Stopped using program ages ago, for most instances it's too complicated for general use, I spent more time messing about with the tip radius setting than anything else (not actually using  the setting just trying to get numbers that worked in it for different threads). 

Seriously no one?

Mach3 - manual start of spindle whilst axis is moving?

When I try I hear a click but the spindle does not start - is there a setting?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Peck Drilling not working in Mach3 Turn
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:23:36 AM »
For peck drilling on the lathe try the lathe macro you will find in the link below. There is a read file which
which you should read. Works great and i have used it manny times.



Hi Rich the link is broken - do you have a woking link?

Ah sorted it - it seems the forum url's have changed

It is now http://forum.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,15205.msg101682.html#msg101682


Worked fine on mine from the MDI in mach3turn.

Place the file in the correct macros folder, in my case c:\mach3\macros\mach3turn. Changed its name to M205.m1s  (m - one - s)

Then in mach3turn in the manual screen open the mdi txt drop down and type "M205"  (without the quiotes). you don't need the .m1s on the end.

The resulting tooltable.txt is saved in the c:\mach3 folder.

Tried it on XP and Win7 - both working fine.

Edit: Make sure you run Mach3 as administrator (right click -> run as....). Even better right click mach3 icon -> properties -> and somewhere on the tabs will be a run as administrator tickbox. Tick it.


Hi Rimmel, I know it's a long time since you posted this but I have a question please?

Maybe a silly question, but what do you mean by "execute"  I tried the first (which I called M205 like you) from the MDI but nothing happened, so I opened it in the script editor and ran it there and it did - an exported my tooltable, result!  Is that the right way to do it?

But executing like this from the VB editor does seem to work well, just what I need.

Honestly I cant even remember doing these... I would guess you have to use the VB editor because it ises the createobject call. I will try it on mine. What OS are you using?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Switching from Mach3 to Mach4
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:38:43 AM »
Wow - with that business model no wonder they have lost so much ground to other products with Mach4.

I would have thought every customer was important...

Totally gobsmacked

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