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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: No tool table in nfl wizard
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:09:14 PM »
Nope. Still the same im a bit disappointed with the result in this forum after over 600 views

Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / No tool table in nfl wizard
« on: March 10, 2016, 04:25:27 PM »
When clicking the select tool from table button in thw nfs wizard nothing happens.  I have an extensive list of tools including drills listed which works with g code programs but in the wizard I have to manually type the tool number and diameter.  When the code is uploaded into mach 3 the tool length  and diameter offsets work.  Any ideas about how to get it to work?

General Mach Discussion / Re: x key running z motor
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:34:15 PM »
Check the motor pins  in config config, bet you got them mixed up

General Mach Discussion / Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:22:31 PM »
When I get a pendant it will be wireless or usb I think the second lpt is then not needed

General Mach Discussion / Re: WINDOWS 7 AND MACH 3
« on: December 29, 2015, 05:55:38 PM »
I had loads of problems getting a parallel port to work, gave up in the end and got a uc100 motion controller it's simply a dongle to convert usb to parallel in the Bob
Works great and easy to set up but a little costly, but it may take you several tries to find a card which works

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Strange motion error
« on: December 29, 2015, 11:00:09 AM »
Yup you were right!
Went oout on me bike for a good spin and had the thought that it must be somtbing like taht


Why don't they put  the G61 in the program in the manual?
Stoopid I wasted yet more time on this, still its all a learning curve!

G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Strange motion error
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:19:30 AM »
Well I was happy. Machine set up and motors tuned. Well thinks i. Let's test it
Clamp a stop, bring a dti up to it, zero move x 100 away bring it back. Still zero, great
Now to test for missing steps as in the manual ( same program as in the manual)

Set up a loop
Move x 100 move it back
Do it 5 times for a start. Will do more  loops later coz I'm new to mach 3

Curious when run the dti only makes contact at the beginning and end of the program!
Slow feed rate, look again. Yup, the x changes direction about 4-5 mm away from the stop, oh same at the other end of the gauge block
 Grrrr it shouldn't do that.
Hmmmm how much?  lets find out Do it in single step mode

this is all strange I went through the configs taking off anything which could affect it and run the program again and again to no avail

Any ideas, or am I doing somthing daft? 

General Mach Discussion / M3 M4 M5 spindle relay solved
« on: December 18, 2015, 08:38:29 AM »
Iv had a lot of problems getting m3,4,5 to work with the relay on my bob working on pin 14
And from the forums im not the only one

Output 1 activated
Pins set up and configures

It will trigger the relay with the screen button on main Mach 3 page and in the diagnostics screen etc
But nothing from MDI or g code files

Solution is so basic I could cry!
when setting up Mach 3 you are asked to set up profiles and not alter the generic profile
If you check c: mach3/ macros in the new profile they are all empty. But the mach 3 profile has a tiny bit of vb script in them
So you meanly copy these and paste into your own profile

Eg in M3 macro you need

Ridiculously simple.   I struggled for hours on this and viewed 20 pages in this forum with no real solutions and found a few bits ov vb script solutions to a plethora of spindle problems wtih no simple solutions  but it's so simple

Have fun. Now the machine is truly finished!
So if Amy other Mcodes don't work you now know what to do!


FAQs / Re: Missing pulse engine and drive test
« on: December 17, 2015, 07:44:48 AM »
Brill thanks. It's working now
Just got to get the spindle relay to work now   It goes clicks when you activate the screen buttons but not under M3 or

And finish mounting the machine
And do the splash guards
And clean it to assemble
And tram it
And tune the motors
And test it all.
And then it's PLAY TIME,
Mabe it's not going to get painted........

 Ta. Again Graham :)

FAQs / Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:45:31 AM »
I had the same problem soas many cards just wont work  got a cu100 motion controller, thaat talks to the machine, but not as yet fully set up

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