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There are some details of the G68 Local System Rotate in this thread https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,22932.0.html

Tweakie.

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Hi Mark,

Welcome to the forum.

The tutorial video's are here   http://www.machsupport.com/videos/

If you haven't done so already then have a read through Chris.Botha’s  threads - I think we have all learnt so much from him over the years.  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,11446.0.html

Tweakie.


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I would be inclined to re-install Mach3 (save a copy of your existing Mach3 folder first) but not the latest 066 version - perhaps version 062.

Tweakie.


The official info...

When available, updates for Mach3 and the Add-ons are posted on the Downloads & Update page. To update to the newest version, follow the procedure below:

1) Backup the following to the desktop, or even better, a USB drive:

XML(Profile) – This stores you’re settings for Mach3, if you lose it you will need to re-setup you’re ports and pins, motor tuning, etc.
Screensets/Macros/Brains

2) Download the current version of Mach3 from the Downloads & Update page.

3) Install the downloaded version; allow the install path to default to where Mach3 is installed.

WARNING: If you do not backup the files in Step 1, you will lose ALL settings and configurations.


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When you hit Start and Mach freezes do you get any error message in the Status window ??

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: New to Mach 3 Parallel Port help
« on: November 09, 2015, 10:49:25 AM »
Hi Martin,

Welcome to the forum.

The original parallel port's were to the 5 volt TTL standard but the newer ports are to the 3.3 volt TTL standard. Some controllers will only operate from a 5 volt parallel port and if you are unlucky enough to have one of those then the best solution is to fit a new PCI parallel port card (which is known to output the 5 volt TTL) to your PC. A 5 volt parallel port card is probably best obtained from one of the reputable CNC suppliers as they can verify the output voltage before purchase.

The movement problem you describe may be related to having incorrect pins (Config. / Ports & Pins / Motor Outputs) set for the Y and Z axis and possibly incorrect Step Low Active configuration for these axes.

Hope this helps,

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3, LazyCam, Corel X5. Help please?
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:20:38 AM »
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So, when I hit the "Run" button, the machine moves: X, Y, and Z movements. I see the codes running top to bottom on the screen... but, when the code completes, my 3" X 8" graphic only moved the machine about 1/2" square.

Could it be that you are working in Inches and your machine / Mach3 is set-up to work in Millimeters  ??

Tweakie.

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Tangent Corner / Re: It just stopped working !
« on: November 09, 2015, 01:47:03 AM »
 :)

I don’t know if it’s just co-incidence or if it is some other influence but similar things never seem to happen in the singular they always happen in multiples (perhaps 3 or 5).

I have just noticed that the display on my Alesis Quadraverb is now getting very dim and difficult to read. Looks like another display replacement is necessary – this time I think it is just a plug-in (without any soldering required).

Tweakie.

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Tangent Corner / Re: It just stopped working !
« on: November 08, 2015, 06:25:56 AM »
Thanks Brett, you are too kind my friend.

Tweakie.

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Excellent result Mark.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: yesterday Y axis home works, today....
« on: November 08, 2015, 02:25:52 AM »
TWEEAKIE, Unless YOU went into teh XML and made changes there is no way that mach3 SHOULD currupt teh XML. BUT there is a bug there that causes it. It is NOT your fault.

This happens with the LPT as well.

It is a LONG STANDING BUG.

(;-) TP

Hi Terry,

The ESS also writes to the .xml and I think that is when the corruption occurred.
(I have never had a corrupt .xml when not using the ESS).

Tweakie.

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