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General Mach Discussion / Re: Bugs in Mach3
« on: November 06, 2006, 01:53:21 PM »
I am using Mach3 Release 1.84.002, which I guess I need to update.

I figured out that I had to save and restart Mach3 for the settings to get saved to file. I had expected they would be saved to file when exiting dialog box.

The computer is an old laptop Pentium II 450 Mhz, which may not be fast enough.

I will updated to R2.0.0008, what is lazyCam?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Serial port inputs and outputs
« on: November 06, 2006, 10:09:39 AM »

I was thinking about making a device which has about 16 inputs and outputs as well as some jog knobs and PWM stepper drivers. I was debating on adding some LCDs for DRO, but with Mach3 this may not be useful. The main thing I wanted was to have enough inputs and outputs such that I connect all my limit switches and encoders. I did not want to use another parrallel port as that a lot of computers do not come with parrallel ports, thus USB seemed much more logical.


General Mach Discussion / Bugs in Mach3
« on: November 06, 2006, 08:40:21 AM »
I have just started using Mach3 and have noticed a few bugs.

#1 The pins setting, motor tuning, limits, etc are not saved when you hit save. That is if you change something and then Mach3 crashes your saves are not there.

#2 The emergency stop pin can not be disabled. It was configured to be same pin as one of my limit switches by default and for all the world I could not turn it off. I finally changed it be on port 0.

#3 Random settings in limits setting, sometimes I have found I have to click home negative 3-4 times before it will accept setting. What happens is that I set it to be negative save settings exit, then test on mill where things do not work, go back and find the settings were not saved.

#4 DXF import is not great. The DXF import does a poor job of optimizations, also I had put some cuts in the DXF to mill out a pocket, the DXF import made these cuts diagonal even though they should have been straight.

Please don't get me wrong Mach3 is great. I just wanted to post these bugs as form of payment for a wonderful product!


General Mach Discussion / Serial port inputs and outputs
« on: November 04, 2006, 05:56:52 PM »
I was needing some more inputs and outputs for my mill than one DB25 can handle. Thus I was wondering if Mach3 had any support for serial port. Specifically I was thinking about designing and building a USB adapter, which looks like serial port, that would allow me to have additional IO ports. Is there support in Mach 3 for this aready? If so is there documentation?


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