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Works in progress / Re: OEM Mach Remote Control
« on: March 07, 2007, 08:21:26 AM »
Having trouble with these flash screens.
Loaded the latest flash driver as listed in the other thread.
Mach 3 loads with normal screens OK but when I load a flash screen the focus isn't on Mach3, title bar is greyed out.
When I click in the title bar to get focus it crawls and I mean crawls.
happens on office computer and stand alone machine computer with no internet, network quicktime etc.

If I reload Mach whilst it still has a flash screen enabled it starts off in focus then drop the focus almost immediately, hold the splash screen for far longer than with a set screen then you have to click to get focus.

I see I'm not the only one an unless the install is bullet proof then support is going to be a nightmare.

As regards input I'll do a post later but for now can we have the G Code text changed ?
Mid green on a light green background ?
Looks like the Italian flag, white cross on a white background......................

John S.

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Works in progress / Re: Flash screen (Progression thread)
« on: February 19, 2007, 07:41:16 PM »
So I clicked on the history toolbar to move it around which it did but I can't dock it.
It stays welded to the cursor, space, escape don't work.
If I stand on it, it stays stuck to my foot.

Reminds me of a butter wrapper which is a polite way of describing **** stuck to a blanket :D

John S.

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Q - What do you get extra for paying for the licence?

A Respect and the ability to sleep well at night knowing that Art hasn't used your sign up details and forwarded them to Readers Digest and all the local double glazing firms for mail shots.  ::)   ::)

John S.

54
Here's the one I built out of one of those eyeball camera's

Don't laugh about it being crude as it works and was probably the first one to use the video window with Mach3 as I contacted Art to see if Mach could use an outside application we were playing with.
The rest is history thanks to Art.

It's just a steel 'pot' with 4 M4 holes tapped in so it adjusts like a 4 jaw. The camera is off the shelf but just had the back sawn off with a hacksaw :D This one is on a 5/8" spigot so it fits any collet you want to use although that's not written in stone.

It does work and works very well, it goes to shows with us on a converted X3 mill and this together with thread milling are the two main interests shown by potential customers to Mach3.

John S.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Rotary tables and feed rate
« on: February 11, 2007, 01:28:06 PM »
Bathgate,

Setting page [ alt 6 ] you have three DRO's top left called rotational settings enter 4.000 for A and run your program.
Note speed.
Then go back and alter this from 4.000 to 1.00 then run same program.
has the A axis decreased in speed ?

If so then the program is running fine and you have to enter a diameter each time you run the A axis.

The led at the side of axis A on the run screen should be lit if rotational settings are enabled

John S.

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Power Feed Wizard
« on: February 10, 2007, 07:06:08 PM »
Ron,
Thanks for this wizard.
tested it here on my office computer and found it works OK.
No machine at present to test with but hopefully I will have within a week.

John S.

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I can get a nice mill here in the states for about 10,000 and it would need about 5000 in parts. So for 15000 I can have a mill that will run like a 50,000 + Mill !

So I just have to get the wife warmed up to the idea ;)

Buy her a new microwave.
That will please her and warm her up :D

John S.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cabin Fever
« on: January 17, 2007, 06:20:44 PM »
I clean up well :)

So does ower dog.............

On a show note, for anyone UK based there is a show on at the same time, this weekend 19,20 and 21st,  in London at the Alexandra Palace but over three days, Fri, Sat and Sunday.
Full trade show plus models and club stands.
Everything from a nut and bolt up to 14 x 40 lathes and Bridgeport clones. Very populat and if last year is anything to go by attendances should be around the 20,000 mark.

John S.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Fonts
« on: January 15, 2007, 05:02:47 PM »
Hopefully I'm seeing Tony at the weekend as we are attending an exhibition in London.
If he get planning permission from SHMBO  ;) he will be demonstrating our X3 CNC mill with VCarve and Cut 3D.

On pain of him having to buy all the beer I'll ask about a 4th axis addition.

John S.

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Just swapping the hard drive to a new computer won't work.
You need to install the Ahha software on the computer as it interogates the computer and sets the tuning automatically depending on the performance of the computer.
Make a coy of the old files first though.

Sounds like your trouble is the timing from the old computer and the new is clashing.

If you do move to Mach3 then the pin out for the cable is in the files section on the Yahoo Mach2/3 list.

John S.

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