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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: A axis operation in Mach4
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:48:35 AM »
I recently made the switch to Mach4 and I've noticed a difference in the way Mach4 handles an A axis move in comparison to what my Mach3 does.  For example if I started at A zero and typed the MDI code "G00 A3600" Mach3 would rapid 10 full revolutions and Mach4 just sits there, since A0 is the same position as A3600.  The A value doesn't have to be divisible by 360.  It works this way and moves only to the equalent end position regardless of the value I enter.  The problem is there are times when I would like to turn multiple times around.  Is there something I am missing in the configuration file or is this just how the new version works and it can't be changed or forced to behave differently.  Thanks

You are not missing anything in the config. Rotary axis is just one of those things that has yet to be sorted out.

Tweakie.

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Unfortunately Mach3 does not support parallel port operation with a 64bit OS or on systems running Win10.

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, Windows 8 or Windows 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.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Router/Mill Design & Build
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:18:20 AM »
Nice work sir. Let's hope that changing the BoB cures the axis one way problem (issues such as this can occur when using an opto-isolated BoB feeding into an opto-isolated driver).

Tweakie.

( You must have some stamina - the Zig-Zag got the better of me some years back and I don't consider myself old yet  :D )

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: M40 Triplet File Issues
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:40:26 AM »
Could it be that the G31 is storing the true point of touch in Var(2002) whereas the Z xis is actually using the specified deceleration before coming to rest ?

Tweakie.

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 :)

Tweakie.

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An update...

There is probably more than one way to achieve this but by using a Screen Editor, such as Mach3Screen, you can assign a hotkey to the 'Auto Tool Zero' VB button. Hopefully, this can be one of your XBox buttons (I have only tested it with my keyboard).

Tweakie.

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Hi Charlie,

Unfortunately not quite that easy because the Auto Tool Zero button on the standard screen (1024.set) is set as a 'VB button' and therefore does not have a specific OEM button code.

Now I am sure this has all been done before but I have not yet found the answer (but I will keep looking). Perhaps someone else knows the answer to this ?

Tweakie.

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German / Re: Laser M10P1
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:31:54 AM »
Der Befehl M11P1 schaltet Ausgabe # 1 - wenn der Laser-Trigger mit dem Pin # verbunden ist, die 1 bis Output # abgebildet wird dann der Laser eingeschaltet wird.
Der Befehl M10P1 wird ausgeschaltet Ausgang # 1 - wenn der Laser-Trigger mit dem Pin # verbunden ist, die 1 bis Output # abgebildet wird, dann wird der Laser ausgeschaltet werden.

Hoffe das hilft.

Tweakie.

(if the above reads total rubbish, blame Google Translate  :))

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Hi Catone,

Welcome.

I think it would be beneficial if you spent a bit of time reading the Mach3 manual and watching the tutorial videos. They answer the questions you raised and of course, a lot more. http://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/

Don't expect to take it in all at once, it takes a while.  ;)

Tweakie.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Welcome to SmoothStepper forum.
« on: April 25, 2016, 02:29:10 AM »
Hi Jerry,

Go to the Warp9 website http://www.warp9td.com/index.php/sw and check that you are running their recommended version of Mach3 and the latest plugin etc.
Download and run their SCU, follow the onscreen instructions and that should do the trick.

Hope this helps.

Tweakie.

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