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General Mach Discussion / Re: Issue with new computer.
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:57:53 PM »
Winding back an update or three would be a great idea if I had any idea which ones to uninstall.
If it turns into more than that, I think I'll just install XP.

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General Mach Discussion / Issue with new computer.
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:21:40 PM »
Well, not exactly new.  It's a Dell D610 laptop. It's the newest laptop I could find with a parallel port.
I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 and did all the updates (183!!)
Then I installed Mach3.  Other than Windows, it's the only thing on the machine.

When I did the driver test, it crashed.  Went straight into reboot.
So, I uninstalled and re-installed the driver and rebooted.  Same problem.

Ran specialdriver.bat.  Windows gave me a bunch of grief about compatibility but I went with the suggested settings and it seemed to run normally.  

Now when I run driver test, it doesn't crash but it doesn't pulse either.  No graph parading in the window, no pulses per second, no timer variation, no nuttin.  

The only clue I have is when I click the Start Timer, I get a message box that informs me that it 'Could not locate missing vectors'.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Windows 10 update -- don't do it
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »
I did a thorough uninstall and re-install of Mach3 and that worked for me.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Puzzle me this.
« on: April 01, 2013, 12:52:49 PM »
I'm not sure what I was doing wrong before but that works just like I originally planned.

Thanks Hood.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Puzzle me this.
« on: March 31, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
Here you go.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Puzzle me this.
« on: March 31, 2013, 04:01:52 PM »
Strangely enough, it worked exactly once.  I pushed the button and it did exactly what I wanted.  I pushed it again and it did the backwards thing and once again came to rest at the offsets.  I closed the program, re-opened it and tried again. No joy.  Definitely seems to be a bug but it's a really strange one.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Puzzle me this.
« on: March 31, 2013, 12:20:12 PM »
Thanks Hood,
It's version 3.042.029 dated 10/6/09.
Can you suggest a version that will do this move?
I assume I'd need to do a full Uninstall/Install.  Would my existing xml file be compatible?
As far as the feed rate goes, I'm only moving about a 100 thou so I just let it run at the default 5 ipm.

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General Mach Discussion / Puzzle me this.
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:58:44 PM »
So, I opened up Mach3Screen, double clicked Rev All-Home and added Code("x0y0z0") to the end of the normal sequence of:
DoButton( 24 )
DoButton( 23 )
DoButton( 22 ).

The hope was to get the machine to move to 0,0,0 from the Home Offsets.
It does the DoButton sequence then stops.  If I Ref All-Home again,THEN it does the x0y0z0.  THEN, it proceeds to do the DoButton sequence again.

So, I changed it to:

DoButton( 24 )
Code("z0")
DoButton( 23 )
Code("y0")
DoButton( 22 )
Code("x0")

Again, it does something very similar.  It completes the Dobutton's the first time its selected putting in the offset values.  Then it zero's x, y, z the second time it's selected, then goes through the DoButton sequence again.

The net result being, that I'm always left at the Home Offsets and never at 0,0,0.

How can I get it to move to 0,0,0 after doing a Ref All-Home?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help reversing an axis
« on: March 30, 2013, 05:12:15 PM »
That was too easy.

Thanks Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Help reversing an axis
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:33:56 PM »
I have an axis set up to Z.  It's actually on a horizontal plain and moves forward and back.
I'd like the Page Up to move it away from me and Page Down to move it toward me.
I'd like moving toward me to be positive and away from me to be negative.
I don't seem to be able to achieve both of these conditions at once.

I can reverse the direction of the motor with the Dir Low Active or in the Homing/Limits but if I get the Pg/Up Pg/Dn moving the axis the way I want, the positive/negative is wrong.  Conversely, if the positive/negative is right the keys are reversed.

Suggestions?

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