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Mach3 under Vista / Slaved axis concern
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:50:54 PM »
Not a pressure matter but any s feedback will be appreciated  my only question Is  that I have “a” axis slaved to “y”axis they run parallel on each side of my plasma table but I noticed that my “a” stepper doesn’t “stiffen” like  “y” does (or any other of my step mottoes for that matter) when I’m motion so there's a bit of wiggle on the movements where axis “a” is, I can actually push on it and it will move , it seems like “y”  is doing the entire movements alone all my settings are the same on both axis and I tested the step motors separately they both work . Is this normal or am I missing something here?
Thanks for the help

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:57:23 PM »
Definitely will look into it, before the issues start again, funny that everytime I get a good run on the machine something comes up out of the blue , i'm gonna be prapered before something else comes up. and will try your suiggestions.
Best regards.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:49:37 PM »
Problem Solved.
I restore windows to when I first downloaded it las week, yes it had done a bunch of updates that were messing with mach and giving me a hard time so I went back to it's original state.
After some more digging I came across a guy on you tube (spanis speaker)  who helped a lot (Israel JF)  it turns out that even though I have windows 7 i have to run mach3 on compatitbilty mode for windows xp (2 pack) on everything and run it as administrator not sure this will work for everybody else but i woked for me :) It took the entire day going through blogs, tutorials and  youtube but everything is finally working properly I also have to point out that the version that ended up working better was R3.043.06. No more crashes, the screens look amazing and my torch fires automatically when it has too.
Thank you all for the help and suggestions, I will make sure to stayed tuned and try to pitch in to help solve issues for other members . ;D

PS. I'm really stoked our plasma table has been out of commission for about 2 moths now, and we can finally resume pending projects.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 21, 2018, 01:02:44 PM »
Hello everyone. so I'm back to square one, I downloaded the ,062 version after erasing mach3 (saved all my setting of course) but now my pc started crashing again it will not load mach3 I already made sure it is compatible with windows 7 running it as administrator. did not work, I went ahead and tried to run the test drive after installing the "special drive file" because before doing so the test drive wouldn't do anything, long story short the test drive starts up and the first part of it goes well but as soon as the second take over takes place my pc crashes.
just a bit of back story I've been running windows 7 since the beginning 32 bit  4GB memory, but out of the blue last moth it started crashing every time I tried to open mach3, so I did a brand new installation of windows 7 and at first it was loading fine but the screens were not showing properly and the torch wouldn't start automatically but it would manually.
so I did a new installation of mach3  version .062,   now the computer crashes again it wont even complete the drive test. ???
are there additional files that I need to download in order to get it running again
Any additional help will be appreciated. 8)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:46:41 PM »
Hello Bryanna, yes I did get the new license and I everything looks the same, the version of mach3 I am running is 3.043.066.  was also advised to  save all my settings erase mach3 and then copying my old settings the new download, so I will go ahead and give that a try.
we'll keep you posted on how it goes.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 14, 2018, 03:40:14 PM »
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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 looks weird and torch won't fire
« on: June 14, 2018, 03:33:19 PM »
Hello there, its been a while since I posted on here I just need a bit of help,We have a plasma table that we run with mach3 / ipermax65 on windows 7, for the last couple of weeks I've had some issues with mach3 every time I tried to open the program my PC would crash, but every other programs would work just fine, after several attempts to make it work, I decided to back up all my programs/files in order to do a clean installation of windows 7 given the fact that the one we had been using wasn't a genuine copy I assumed that would be part of the issue. Long story short, I did manage to get a genuine windows 7 pck ,  32 bit installed on my PC and I was able to successfully transfer all my files and programs back to my PC  but when I  open mach3 the first thing that I noticed was that the screens were not displaying properly  :o  regardless of that all my settings remained working as before, motors were running and commands were responding since everything seemed to be working just fine  I went ahead loaded an old  g-code that I had to  mach 3,  which to my surprised loaded just fine but  when I tried to run the job I noticed the torch wouldn't  start automatically,  the torch ELD  light on the screen flashes when I open the g-code but when y start the job it turns off, it does work when I manually turn it on but as soon as it finishes the part it will not turn on for the next: I also noticed there was a message saying that " z safe was turned off, z safe move was being ignored" but I don't know if I need to turn it on for a plasma table.
I couldn't really find anything that would help me resolve the torch issue though so resorted to ask on here.

attached is a picture of what my mach 3 screen looks like  ???
 
any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« on: December 26, 2017, 05:13:13 PM »
does anybody know what could be causing this? any help or suggestions will be appreciated.:)

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:58:24 PM »
ok now, trying to upload the g-code it was obvious that sheet cam is not creating g-codes anymore, this is what I got instead

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 won't load new g codes
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:30:14 PM »
ok now, I just created a very simple  g-code here is what I got from the post processor tool :
Post processing...
Part:plates3
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 1
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 2
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 3
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 4
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 5
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 6
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 7
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 8
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 9
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 10
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Part:plates3 Duplicate 11
Outside Offset, 3.5 plate, T2: Plasma, 0.0591 in kerf
Post processing completed


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