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General Mach Discussion / Re: z-axis only goes one direction
« on: April 16, 2016, 02:50:36 AM »
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IOW how do you prevent this from happening? 

I am not sure you can actually prevent it from happening but on occasions when the .xml is being updated in 'real-time' then making a number of changes to the configuration in quick succession can often cause the problem.

On the other hand, when the .xml is only updated at program close it is very rare for a corrupt .xml to be created.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: z-axis only goes one direction
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:58:51 AM »
I think you may have answered your own question - looks like you had a corrupt .xml file (which is not that hard to do when using the Smooth Stepper if you make a number of config. changes too quickly).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-Probe macro for inches and millimeters
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:49:19 AM »
There is no problem including the G20 in the initialization string to force the machine to operate in Inch units of dimension.
It is however always best to have Mach3 set-up with separate profiles for Inch and Millimeter units and then choose the appropriate profile at start-up.

Different versions of Mach3 may behave differently when it comes to the units of Feed-Rate so, unless someone else knows for sure, I will have to carry out a few tests on my machine regarding G20/G21 and F#### and report back on this one.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cutter Radius Compensation Error
« on: April 15, 2016, 01:37:52 AM »
There have been a number of reports of problems with v.066 posted on this and other forums.
May I suggested that you install v0.62 and then see if that resolves the problem you are seeing.

Tweakie.

(I am currently using v.057)

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Question is there any problem running Vcarve Pro with Mach4  I just start built my cnc router and purchased Mach 4 and now want to get Vcarve Pro. wanted to know if i will encounter any problems.  The manufacture of Vcarve pro said that it works with Mach 2 and Mach 3,  any input will help.

Thanks

The Gcode created with Vectric V-Carve Pro works just fine with Mach4.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-Probe macro for inches and millimeters
« on: April 14, 2016, 12:35:40 PM »
Ahh, the peculiarities of Mach3 abound.

Obviously there is an explanation but I don't have much interest in why, I just try to remember what works and what doesn't work and then go from there.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cutter Radius Compensation Error
« on: April 14, 2016, 07:42:31 AM »
Which version of Mach3 are you using ?

(Strange one this because I can run both versions of your Gcode without error).

Tweakie.

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Nothing at all to do with the subject of the topic but...

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I do not know why link for video is wrongly showed *******, I did not wrote those symbols

Been puzzling over this and concluded that YouTube chose an unfortunate combination of letters for the video's address. Somewhere in this forum's engine is a routine to remove offensive words and replace with asterisk's - thus the problem with your link to the video.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: SCARA Robot Arm
« on: April 14, 2016, 03:42:23 AM »
What an excellent little robot arm.

The subject of kinematic control comes up from time to time and there has been one solution put forward but (to my knowledge) it has not yet been independently proven to work successfully. Perhaps this is your opportunity to put it to the test and prove that it works ? – this thread refers; http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,32107.0.html

Currently, your type of robot arm can be successfully used with Mach3 for repetitive tasks by using the NFS 'CopyCat' Wizard to generate the Gcode. A 'Teach' program is perhaps not what you are looking for but Mach3 was never really designed for kinematic control in the first place.

Good fortune with your project.

Tweakie.

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CS-Lab / Re: Version 066 versus 062...
« on: April 14, 2016, 03:13:13 AM »
Most use v.066 without issue but there have been many problems regarding this version posted here and on other forums. If Hood says use v.062 in preference then that is good enough for me and I think that is what you should do.
Yes, you can keep & transfer your existing settings (XML file) - although it is perhaps best to backup the whole Mach3 folder before installing v.062 over the top of the existing version (this way you have a copy of all settings, macro's etc.).

Tweakie.

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