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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cut is off to one side
« on: August 10, 2009, 09:14:51 PM »
Hi, Dzackman

Are you using the same tap file for the laser and the plasma ?

Have you checked your Steps Per unit ( Calibration ) in X & Y axises with a 20 inch move for accuracy ?

I'd also try running Mach3 in Sherline 1/2 Step Mode.

Are you using Backlash and have you checked for backlash on your axises ?

Just some initial thoughts, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Cut is off to one side
« on: August 10, 2009, 04:12:03 PM »
Hi, Dave

Post your DXF file, Then we can look at it.


Hi, Dave

Sent you a PM message, Hears a pic with the info.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Plugged in to machine........New problem.
« on: August 10, 2009, 11:32:08 AM »
Hi, Rooney

Check that your 5 volt line isn't grounded on your system somewhere, We got to talking about other things.  ???

I had a similar issue like this awhile back where the 5 volts was pulled down to .5 volts, It didn't Kill the 5 volt (wall-wort) power supply.

Chip  ;D

General Mach Discussion / Re: Plugged in to machine........New problem.
« on: August 09, 2009, 09:14:43 PM »
Hi, Rooney

Change the Active Low state on your Ports & Pins, Inputs page and re check the wiring, try it again.

Edit: His 5 volt supply is out.


General Mach Discussion / Re: apparent loss steps?
« on: August 09, 2009, 05:19:37 PM »
Hi, Danny

Set your Active Low setting to the same "State" as your Z,X in Ports & Pins, Motor Outputs page, See if that fixes it.

If there all the same (As thay should be), Then you may have a bad connection on the Y Dir Pin.

If your axis runs backwards, Use Home & Limits page "Reversed" box to change the Direction (This is the proper way to change it).

Hope this Helps, Chip

Hi, Rooney

Did you get the PM message I sent you, It's at the top of this screen click on your messages.


FAQs / Re: How to change Configuration?
« on: August 09, 2009, 06:37:05 AM »
Hi, Notselrach

It's probably the "Active Low" setting for your M3 CW Output pin setting, You should just need to change it's "State" I think.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Galil PostProcessor
« on: August 09, 2009, 05:58:03 AM »
Hi, Aldemar

Not sure what your looking for, Lcam's post will work with Mach3 software with a Galil card's 3 axis, Is it your looking for 4th/5th... axis support, Any movement like that would require editing G code or a Cam package supporting additional axises.


LazyCam (Beta) / Re: how to make tool path for 3-D dxf file
« on: August 09, 2009, 05:28:41 AM »
Hi, Oskie

LazyCam is a 2.5D Cam program, So any Z depth differences in your dxf can only be addressed by moving Chains to a new layer and setting a Z depth for individual Layers Chains, The best you could do is Edit in some Z moves into the G code file LC generates, It will not be very smooth and require allot of editing. .

To cut your dxf out as drawn will require a full 3D Cam program, It will pickup your Z moves as drawn.