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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Error reported by SS.
« on: August 01, 2015, 08:18:16 AM »
Hi Robert,

Hitting Stop causes an immediate termination of program execution which looses exact machine position so it is always best to use Feed-Hold (which stops the machine in a controlled manner) then, when all movement has ceased, you can hit Stop.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: boxford vmc190 conversion costs
« on: July 30, 2015, 03:53:06 AM »
This is what I did with mine. http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/14.htm

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: THC Problem
« on: July 28, 2015, 01:48:20 AM »
Chaosas,

Quote
why THC function not working in Mach3 with USB cards?

Which cards are you talking about?

If there are problems with say a Chinese Card, then go back to the Chinese / maker of that card and ask for support.

Now the following is just my own opinion on the matter............
So many of them provide pirated copies of Mach  which have problems because it is pirated software, then they sell
pure JUNK cards with poop / no / poor documentation, then they expect us to provide support for their product and solve their
problems. They just sit back and laugh and insult we dumb kind hearted folks through their actions and steal folks money.

WELL ....NOT THIS GUY........

Absolutely no support for them at my expense of time.

RICH



Well said Rich.   ;)

Tweakie.

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Excellent advice Keith.

Tweakie.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Z axis running in reverse
« on: July 27, 2015, 03:44:47 AM »
If you have your machine Z axis direction wrongly set then...

Config / Ports & Pins / Motor Outputs - change the 'Dir Low Active' state for your Z axis (cross or tick) then click Apply.

That will change the Z axis direction.

Tweakie.

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I am pleased you have resolved the problem.

Tweakie.

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If it's any help these are the minimum requirements for your PC ...

Mach3 Minimum Recommended 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
•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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Just a thought but it may help if you make your video public so that others may view it.

Tweakie.

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I will try...

Bottom right of Mach screen is your Profile name.
In Mach3 folder locate the .xml file with your profile name (typically - Mach3Mill.xml).
Copy this file to the desktop and then rename it to Bhohbein.xml (a unique name)

When making your post choose Additional Options / Choose File - selecting Bhohbein.xml

That should do it.

Tweakie.

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Hello
My name is Greg, I live in Bellefontaine, Ohio and have recently purchased a CNC Mill that runs with Mach 3 controller using CNC4PC c-10 BOB .  I have been having some problems with programs turning off tool offsets and therefore entirely ignoring tool offsets and causing crashes.  I posted prett detailed description of the issues and got no response over e last several days.  I also went to the part of the forum which someone coul request paid help via telephone.  I left my phone number and email address and particulars of problem.  Still no response from any one. 

So my question is, am I doing something incorrect?  Does ArtSoft really provide some paid telephone help? Who can help me?  Right now I really don't have a machine that I can do much more with, than push the keys to mill parts.

Would really appreciate an answer back that can help.

Thanks
Greg

Hi Greg,

I am sorry you did not receive a response to your request for telephone help. There are only a couple of guys who participate in this – perhaps they are busy, perhaps on holiday, perhaps did not see your post – who knows.

May I make a suggestion…

In my opinion the open forum is probably a better place to resolve problems as you will get the views of the ‘hive mind’ rather than the individual.
Break your overall problem down into smaller elements then post a question (giving as much relevant detail a possible) as a New Topic in the General section.
Please be patient as holiday season can delay any potential replies.

Tweakie.


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