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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems with mach3 setup
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:36:03 AM »
Within Mach3 - click, Config / General Config then change your IJ Mode.

It all depends on how your CAD / CAM software generates the arcs so to be sure you should always include  G90.1 or G91.1 (as appropriate) at the start of your GCode program files (perhaps modify your post processor to do it for you automatically ?).

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: Driver crash after 3-4 sek
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:42:03 PM »
My thoughts are that Windows is still running another task together with the driver test program. When the problem occurs, does (Ctrl/Alt/Delete) Task Manager / Applications show anything running ?
Also perhaps check that you do not have a printer installed, possibly with documents still in the print queue.

Tweakie.

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OK, try this...

Open the Mach3 folder, in the menu bar at the top of the page select Tools / Folder Options / View - then uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types'. That should make your .xml file identifiable.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3020T estop not stopping the spindle
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:38:02 AM »
Try (Config / General Config) Pgm End or M30 or Rewind - checking the 'Turn off all outputs' and 'Turn Off Spindle' boxes and see if that cures the problem.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: recomended software
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:24:35 PM »
When it comes to CAD / CAM software my choice would be Vectric VCarvePro.

There are trial versions and samples on the Vectric website so you can 'try before you buy' plus numerous tutorial video's etc.

Tweakie.

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Not quite the right thing.  :)

Open Mach3 and get the profile name you are using (bottom right).
Open the Mach3 folder and search for an .xml file with that profile name (*********xx.xml).
Copy it.
Rename the copy to tigerpaw.xml.
In the forum - select Reply.
Use Additional Options to attach 'tigerpaw.xml' to your post.

Tweakie.

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If you post your .xml file it would make it easier to diagnose the problem  :)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie Needs Help With Laser Firing!
« on: August 11, 2013, 06:21:52 AM »
Obviously it depends on your particular laser driver board but usually…

After applying power there is a short delay then the diode laser comes ON.
Connecting the TTL pin to GND turns the laser OFF – removing this connection turns the laser ON (basically an Active High configuration as far as Mach3 is concerned).

You could either use an unused axis Direction pin connected to the TTL input or you could use the GCode M11P1 / M10P1 command set to switch Output #1 (which is in turn mapped to an output pin that is connected to the TTL input). Each method has it’s own advantages and disadvantages but my preference is for using the M11P1 / M10P1 command set.

Tweakie.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Getting concentric circles from the file
« on: August 11, 2013, 02:16:03 AM »
No, the mode does not change on it's own.
Dependant on how your CAD / CAM software generates the arcs, the CAD / CAM post processor usually inserts the G90.1 or G91.1 as appropriate then Mach knows what to do without any operator intervention but in your case it seems to have been missed.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 2 machines?
« on: August 10, 2013, 06:47:30 AM »
No reason why not.  ;)

(I use 3 different machines, only one at a time, from the same PC by selecting different Mach3 profiles - this method of operation complies with my single licence terms).

Tweakie.

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