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Have you tried using the Circle Centre Wizard ?

Tweakie.

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Tangent Corner / Re: Christmas Shoppers BEWARE
« on: July 11, 2020, 03:31:55 AM »
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Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.

I have only just spotted this post and I still can't stop laughing - excellent story RC  ;D ;D ;D

Tweakie.

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Hi Tom,

I have a number of different motion controllers but not a HiCON Integra - It is, however, highly regarded amongst those who use it.

Tweakie.

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Hi Tom,

Sorry to be so negative about the XHC product but the forum now contains numerous posting from users who are having problems of one sort or another which the manufacturer's refuse to address.

I can't recommend any one particular motion controller but the Warp9 ESS is economically priced, works well and has excellent backup and customer support. You could perhaps check out their website and forum for further details. https://www.warp9td.com/

Tweakie.

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Hi Tom,

Unfortunately you are just one of many who have purchased a cheap Chinese controller which has little or no support from it's manufacturers.

Ideally you should look towards replacing your controller with one made in the USA or Europe which does have customer support. There are many to choose from which will operate with either Mach3 or Mach4 and are to a large extent future proof.

Tweakie.

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Feature Requests / Re: steps per unit calulator NEEDS FIXING.
« on: July 07, 2020, 04:40:23 AM »
Mach4 / wizard / select wizard / steps per unit calculator basic /

"Move distance unit/s" {please specify what these units are !!! Inch or MM or make it select-able for calculation. That is all I am asking for a feature request}

There is no need, the Steps per Unit Calculator operates in UNITS - If all your inputs are in Inches then the calculation will relate to Steps per Inch - If all your inputs are in Millimetres then the calculation will relate to Steps per Millimetre.
It is as simple as that.

Tweakie.

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Feature Requests / Re: steps per unit calulator NEEDS FIXING.
« on: July 07, 2020, 03:54:11 AM »
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I bought MACH4 because I was expecting a superior machine management tool supported by a serious company with experienced users.

So far I have found better support and user ability from using GRBL / UGS and an ArduinoMEGA2560 AND ITS FREE! (I upgraded to mach4 so I may use additional axes / functionality and tool management)

At this point in time I am very disappointed with mach4 and feel like I am using a loosely tied together polished turd.


Hi Slanteng,

You must remember that the forum consists of a group of users who may try to help each other if they can and any users comments do not necessarily represent the policy or views of Artsoft / NFS.
 
If you have purchased Mach4 and have an issue with the product (any issue) then your first call should be to submit a ticket to the helpdesk https://www.machsupport.com/support/ that is exactly what they are there for.

Taking a negative attitude towards any forum members comments will not be productive and in the long run we really do all want to help each other if we can.

Tweakie.

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Feature Requests / Re: steps per unit calulator NEEDS FIXING.
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:28:50 AM »
Hi Slanteng,

As the whole forum relates to both Mach3 and Mach4 it would perhaps be best to mention Mach4 in your posts to avoid confusing others.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: July 06, 2020, 02:51:43 AM »
Hi Art,

A few weeks back I laser rastered a couple of dozen small pieces of slate with different vehicle logo’s and other designs as part of a young children’s discovery game. The engraving turned out to be a light grey and reasonable contrast to the base material without any filling being necessary. Still looking for some black marble.  ;)

Tweakie.

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