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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Error using Smooth Stepper and Mach 3
« on: April 30, 2017, 12:43:16 AM »
Hi Dan,

Send an email to support support@Warp9TD.com they will be able to help.

Tweakie.

Edit: Just checked the Warp9 forum and see you have now solved the logon problem.  ;)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need Help!!
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:55:52 AM »
Hi George,

Welcome.

Unfortunately there is no truly definitive answer to the questions you ask as it is all a matter of personal opinion.

My opinion (based on old, well tried and tested, stuff)...

WinXP OS
Mach3
Warp9 ESS
Gecko G540
Stepper motors

Others will, I am sure, choose an entirely different set of products.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Speed control of spindle through my bob
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:15:03 AM »
My best suggestion is that you follow the instructions provided with your BoB for setting up the spindle (for example, your BoB says use PWM for speed control but you have set Step Dir.).

You should be using a later version of Mach3 (version R3.043.062 is considered best) the version you are using has many out of date features.

(Our quirky forum requires a unique name for every attachment and does not allow second tries).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Speed control of spindle through my bob
« on: April 28, 2017, 04:33:07 AM »
What make and model is your BoB ?
A link to it may be good.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Self Changing Velocity
« on: April 28, 2017, 01:23:25 AM »
My apologies, I misunderstood.

An alternative approach…

Mach3 saves all changes to it’s settings in the <your profile> .xml file when it shuts down. These changes are also saved in the xmlbackups folder. Choose a backup (from a date before your machine was serviced) copy this file, change the file extension to .xml and copy it into the Mach3 folder (replacing the existing file).
This should then restore all your original settings and make your machine behave exactly as it did before the service.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 500 gcode limit
« on: April 28, 2017, 01:22:43 AM »
If you have the file Mach1Lic.dat in your Mach3 folder and you are still limited to 500 lines then it sounds like you may have been sold a bogus license.

Perhaps check the validity of your license with licensing:  http://www.machsupport.com/contact-us/ and then take the matter up with your ebay seller.

(Genuine licenses can be purchased here http://www.machsupport.com/shop/mach3/)

Tweakie.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 ignores Z height in Gcode after a while.
« on: April 28, 2017, 01:07:01 AM »
 ;D

I am pleased you got it sorted.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Self Changing Velocity
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:48:25 AM »
I know it's of no help to you but I have been using Mach2 / 3 for over 10 years now and my Velocity settings have never once changed on their own.

I would suspect human intervention and suggest that you talk with whoever serviced your machines to determine exactly what was done. Having said that, if you copy the Motor settings from the working machines to the non-working machines that should put everything back to as it was.

If, for some reason that does not work then if you post the <your profile> .xml file from the Mach3 folder of a working machine and the <your profile> .xml from the Mach3 folder of a non-working machine (they need to be renamed something like working.xml / nonworking.xml before posting) then we can check your settings and see if the problem can be identified.

Tweakie.

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Share Your GCode / Re: Demo Gcode
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:42:30 AM »
This Gcode file of the old Constitution class starship was created as a test for Mach4 laser control using the M62/M63 command set. It has been added to the .zip file in Post#1.
 
It comprises less than 500 lines of Gcode so could be modified (copy & paste in Notepad) to using the Mach3 M11/M10 command set.

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Problem in front or behind the screen?
« on: April 27, 2017, 02:53:30 AM »
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I found out recently, that running my simple sample with a machine using inch-setup works fine. As soon as I change machine setup to metric units it fails.
Coordinates of failure are different, but not the timecode. Elapsed time is always 5:41.36 - is that the limit for demo mode, or do I have to look for another reason of failure?

Try downloading and installing Mach4 build 3372 from the ftp section. ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/Mach4Hobby%20Installer-4.2.0.3372.exe

Tweakie.

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