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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:32:29 AM »
Hi Billy,

Your .dxf's are just fine but the generated Gcode is useless.

I really think you should call time on LazyCam and use a decent CAD/CAM software that is going to make a proper job.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:12:49 AM »
Hi Billy,

You really are not having too much luck with all this.
Can you post a copy of the Gcode file that is giving this cutting between letters problem. Then we can at least establish if it's a software problem or a machine problem (perhaps).

Tweakie.

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Spanish / Re: El mach3 me corta pero no respeta las medidas
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:56:49 AM »
Hi WWong,

Initially check your mechanicals...
 
that the cutting tool is tight in it's collet.
that grubscrews securing the Z axis coupling / lead screw / belt / etc. are tight.

Are you driving the Z axis stepper motor at it's rated current ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:00:42 AM »
Hi Billy,

That's the wrong .xml file.

You need to find Mach3Mill.xml    (or if you are using a different Profile then <your profile> .xml).

Tweakie.

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Hi Jon,

Welcome.

You will be right at home - Gcode is just a cranky now as it was 27 years ago.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: text writev4
« on: October 19, 2017, 07:30:58 AM »
Have you entered the Direction ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z DRO depth reading incorrect??
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:24:02 AM »
It's really not something you need to worry about.  :)

Your stepper motors move in steps and the actual number of steps per unit of measurement may not be an exact number so the Mach3 DRO does not show an exact reading. This is not really an error because it is not cumulative and always corrected at the next move so you will always be able to make accurate parts.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hall of shame
« on: October 18, 2017, 06:22:44 AM »
Please beware that if you are considering purchasing a Mach3 license from Ebay – always buy from an authorised Artsoft dealer.
(I regularly report the Pirate license peddlers to Ebay but unfortunately little is done and they keep returning).

If you purchase your license from a non-authorised dealer you may be getting a Pirate copy - even if the seller can put your name on the license Mach3 may still recognise it as a Pirate license.

Please see earlier post; http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,24331.msg241127.html#msg241127

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Aspire and Laser
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:42:18 AM »
Hi Dave,

This may help;  http://hobbycncart.com/publ/cikkek/mach3_temaju_cikkek/switching_a_laser_under_mach_control/8-1-0-29

Perhaps also skip through this thread to see if there is anything of interest; http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.0.html

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:00:51 AM »
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It has to intercept a signal to the stepper motor...correct?....

NO

You take a wire from whichever Port and Pin is assigned as 'Probe' in Config. / Ports and Pins. This wire is connected to your 'touch plate'. If your cutting tool is not already connected to GND then you may need an additional wire. You then add a suitable script to the on-screen Auto Tool Zero button.

Tweakie.



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