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General Mach Discussion / Re: Checking steps
« on: October 10, 2020, 01:31:54 AM »
I assume you are using the Axis Calibration function.

Try a smaller distance (0.25 for example) until you are gettin movement within your axis travel limits then follow the calibration procedure.
Increase the distance for the final calibration setting.

Tweakie.

192
General Mach Discussion / Re: X-Z cutting clips top of material
« on: October 09, 2020, 01:19:55 AM »
Try setting up Safe Z (Config. menu)

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« on: October 09, 2020, 01:15:46 AM »
I would spend a little more $ for the Warp9 ESS which comes with full manufacturers support and back-up and is fully Mach4 compatable if you ever consider making the change in the future.

But the decision is yours.

Tweakie.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Help needed with Mach3/Win7
« on: October 08, 2020, 01:39:57 AM »
I am thinking of a USB BOB.

Popular opinion is that Ethernet connection is preferable to USB for a BoB / Motion Controller. It would also be wise to choose a USA or EU manufactured product over a cheap Chinese one.

Tweakie.

195
The Mach3 Copycat wizard only supports 3 axis.

Tweakie.

196
Hi Coyote,

I have placed a translation of your posting into the Mach4 General section where it will get more coverage and hopefully a solution.

It is here; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=43751.msg281512#msg281512

Tweakie.

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Can anyone please help Coyote with getting this script to execute.

His posting, in German is here; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=43750.msg281511#msg281511

A translation of his posting…

Morning,
according to the "Mach4 scripting manual" on page 16. When I establish code in the screen load script such as:

-------------------------------------------------- -------------
- Write register
-------------------------------------------------- -------------
function WriteRegister (regname, regvalue)
    local inst = mc.mcGetInstance ()
    local hreg = mc.mcRegGetHandle (inst, string.format ("iRegs0 /% s", regname))
    mc.mcCntlSetLastError (inst, string.format ("iRegs0 /% s", regname)) - for test if i can reach this line
    mc.mcRegSetValueString (hreg, tostring (regvalue))
end

then this function can be executed globally.

I would now like to use this also from the macro:

function m170_setSolderProg (number)
    local inst = mc.mcGetInstance ()
   
    if (mc.mcInEditor () == 0) then
        number = tonumber (number)
        WriteRegister ("SolCon / SolderProg", number)
    else
        local hreg = mc.mcRegGetHandle (inst, "iRegs0 / SolCon / SolderProg")
        mc.mcRegSetValueString (hreg, tostring (number))
    end
   
    SetSolConSolProgOutput (number)
       
    mc.mcCntlSetLastError (inst, string.format ("Solder Program% s updated", number))
end

but it is not executed / found. There is also no error message about it!

I have already entered this into the support of Newfangled, but only received irrelevant phrases as an answer. I have to hold back from writing an angry mail to Trevor W.

I suspect that the place for the function is the wrong one, as in the manual as an example it is only accessed by a screen button.

Does anyone have any advice for me to solve this problem?

Thank you
Coyote

198
Unfortunately you are working with old versions which are known to have issues.

There have been a considerable number of improvements made in the operation of both Mach4 and the ESS during the last 12 months or so to overcome the laser operating problems associated with Mach4 build 4430 and the ESS. It has not been a smooth ride for laser users as various Mach4 development versions were withdrawn, WinXP phased out and some ESS updates made which in turn had problems or just did not work, however, everything now seems to have braved the storm with the ‘pair’ Mach4 build 4517 and ESS build 260 working in harmony.
Obviously development work of both products is continuing and the recommended ‘pairs’ of builds will change in the not too distant future (nothing remains the same for very long).

Before updating Mach4 and the ESS plugins, macro’s, etc. ALWAYS make a backup.

I think you should update to the known working ‘pair’ 4517 and 260 then follow the laser setup instructions (including the macro additions) provided by Warp9.

Various Mach4 development builds can be downloaded from here;
ftp://machsupport.com/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/

The Mach4 laser setup details and required macro’s are here;
https://warp9td.com/index.php/faq#SetUpALaser

Tweakie.

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The various Mach4 builds and the ESS builds are 'paired' and only work correctly in those 'pairs'.
Perhaps check, from the Warp9 website, that you are in fact using the latest mating pair.

Which BoB are you using ?
Which laser are you using ?

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