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1991
General Mach Discussion / Re: Ramp proble
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:29:09 AM »
Two possible causes come to mind...

If the X, Y and Z moves are on the same line of code.
Try putting the Z move on it's own line before the X and Y moves.

If the Acceleration (in motor tuning) has not been set high enough and you are using Constant Velocity.
Increase Acceleration or try running in Exact Stop mode.

Tweakie.

1992
General Mach Discussion / Re: Computer shuts down
« on: November 12, 2016, 01:34:42 AM »
I am having exactly the same problem with windows xp computer... runs fine until Mach 3 runs... then screen blinks a couple times and it shuts down and turns off.  Its worse with the cnc power supply turned on.  Paid a tec guy to do the xp setup to follow the optimization sheet from the site here... no improvement.  This issue of course completely stops any movement forward.  will post this on individual post, but if someone reads this please reply

thanks bob

Does your PC meet the minimum requirements ?


Requirements if using the parallel port for machine control:

Desktop PC (Laptops are not supported) with at least one parallel port
32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit versions will not work)
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)


Requirements if using an external motion device for machine control:

An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
Desktop or Laptop with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 / 10
1Ghz CPU
512MB RAM
Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

Tweakie.

1993
General Mach Discussion / Re: New cnc machine running but....
« on: November 11, 2016, 08:32:17 AM »
How did you 'crank down' a 40 volt transformer to 36 volts ??

Tweakie.

1994
Share Your GCode / Re: Total Newbie biting off more than he can chew
« on: November 11, 2016, 03:19:48 AM »
Yes, your Gcode runs. It outlines the box in two passes. Then it moves to, presumably, the start position although it takes 24 lines of code to do what 1 line of code could do. Not sure why you have all the G40, G42 codes at the end when just one G40 would do. You need to finish your Gcode with a CR and the common way to do this is finish with the % character as the last line of code.

One additional comment…
There is no right or wrong way but it is usual to have X0, Y0 at the bottom left of the workpiece. It is also usual to have Z0 as the surface of the workpiece ( –Z moves the cutter into the work ).

Hope this helps,

Tweakie.

1995
Members Docs / Coordinate system.
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:06:01 AM »
Coordinate Spaces – a Guide by Roger Caffin.

1996
General Mach Discussion / Re: About V.B. script
« on: November 09, 2016, 10:45:58 AM »
It does Beep but I suspect that it is only error notification of '' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Tweakie.

n.b. Shell "calc " & Chr(7), 2 opens the calculator so the Shell command performs OK it just baulks at echo.

1997
General Mach Discussion / Re: About V.B. script
« on: November 09, 2016, 10:26:21 AM »
This PC is Win10 Pro.

Tweakie.

1998
General Mach Discussion / Re: About V.B. script
« on: November 09, 2016, 08:26:31 AM »
Quote
Shell "echo " & Chr(7), 2

For me it does nothing other than report the error...

Error on line: # - File not found.

Tweakie.

1999
General Mach Discussion / Re: About V.B. script
« on: November 09, 2016, 03:40:24 AM »
If it’s any help, with almost all of the PC’s I have owned speakers have had to be connected to the sound card to enable the V.B. (Cypress Enable) ‘Beep’ to be heard.

However, my present PC has it’s integrated sound card set-up to play any sound file (.wav, etc.) through it’s small internal speaker (until such time as a jack is inserted into the ‘speaker out’ when all audio is then routed to an external sound system).
With this set-up the V.B. (Cypress Enable) ‘Beep’ command (actual sound determined by Windows system sounds) is heard without any external speakers (My PC has SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio).

Tweakie.

2000
General Mach Discussion / Re: Mdi is not a MODE
« on: November 09, 2016, 02:41:28 AM »
Hope Mach 4 developers with the high price point goal  understand what's at stake.  Charge all you want, kill a few folks across multiple countries.  Goood luck.

As a comment this appears to be totally irrelevant to this thread or perhaps I am missing something.

Tweakie.

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