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I'm inquiring about this on that sight....is software included? is there a plug in for mach 3? just trying to get into digitizing and doing some shopping around
thanks

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need dedicated cycle start
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:52:02 PM »
thanks craig...
 yes it is mach 3. I have since downloaded the machscreen exe so I do believe the journal should be downhill from here. I have a new I pac on the way as the one I recently acquired for some odd reason decided to not be of value any more...lol. please report or direct this post to the proper category. I want to post pics but have not got this far yet. used to do the forums all the time so was easy but have to get up to speed again..lol
thank you

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I have been using the find "find center of hole"  on the pull down menu from Mach.  Also the wizard that Art made, the bed of nails approach.  I didn't realize I could change the speed but I would guess is is running at about 8"/min.  I will check later today.  The LED just lights from the parallel port breakout board, that uses 5volts for sensing voltage on the contacts.   

I am not sure about the different direction response.  One of the tests I do after centering the probe using a dial indicator on the ball point, I rotate the probe in the spindle and fine tune the centering adjusting screws.  I get it down to .001 runout or less.  Then I do the "find center of hole" routine a couple of times, it comes back repeating from .0006 to .0000 each time,  then I rotate the spindle 180 deg and run it again.  This time it comes back at .003 on the x and .002 on the y.  A small amount .001 or so would be the centering adjustment.  The remainder would be the difference in actuation direction. 

I think that it is pretty good, it can't compete with the precision of a Renishaw, but not everyone has that kind of money to spend.

this is old now but what is the status if any
thank you

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Share Your GCode / Re: 3D HumanFace
« on: June 25, 2017, 11:00:08 AM »
I have an stl of a whole bust if interested. Would be interesting to see it done.

where can this file be found
thanks

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Works in progress / Re: Screenset for my touch screen
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:27:20 AM »
Trying to post pics but it seems I can't figure that either.. Lol

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Works in progress / Re: Screenset for my touch screen
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:22:24 AM »
Well there ya go... Got it.  Man I gotta say it is badass!!.. I love it.   Buttons spaced out for the fingers. 

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Works in progress / Re: Screenset for my touch screen
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:16:48 PM »
OK... thank you.  I tried the touch screen file tonight somehow lost all settings and starting over... Lol... Gotta live software right

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Works in progress / Re: Screenset for my touch screen
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:05:02 PM »
Also looking forward to trying this touch screen layout tonight

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Works in progress / Re: Screenset for my touch screen
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:03:33 PM »
I have been looking around forum for a bit now and wondered if the guy called hood is on YouTube. Kinda like seeing the stuff he creates.  
Thank you

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General Mach Discussion / Need dedicated cycle start
« on: June 22, 2017, 08:34:19 AM »
OK.  So I am frustrated.  Not sure if this is the right category. 
Here goes.  I am quite sure this is a very old subject and very easy to do.  ..but.. I have an older i-pac that works fine and have married some functions already to it but I want to also do a cycle start.  I see the way to do this come off the Bob and use an Oem codes but I want to save the inputs for other features later down the road so feel I could get this done with the i-pac.  The only problem is it seems the only way I can do this is change the hotkey for cycle start.  Everytime I download machscreen and try to run it it won't run as a file is missing or something.  So what am I to do?  Is there a machscreen file that works?  I am thinking I will be asked what version mach I'm running and I will have to look.  I think it's 3.4 or something. I also l as t night tried changing the hotkey on load g code to something generic and it doesn't want to work either.  All else is not a big deal I just simply want a cycle start button on my panel without using inputs on breakout board and using the i-pac. Also what file stores all of your settings in case computer crashed and I have to reload.
Thank you in advance

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