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Hi, Maxwell

Was able to resolve it a bit more, You need to check if they have a post for Mach3.

Hears another pic and a G code for this.


Hi, Maxwell

There are some Issues in the post your using, Post the dxf if you can.


General Mach Discussion / Re: weird problem
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:09:10 AM »
Hi, Velcomrob

You can't really damage any thing, Steps Pre is the only way to calibrate your machine's accuracy.


General Mach Discussion / Re: weird problem
« on: July 22, 2009, 01:48:23 AM »
Hi, Velcomrob

 |**^**|                       |**^**| ,"Tool Center" 1\2 tool dia. or leading edge to leading edge, or trail edge to trail edge
Start Point                           End.  


Hi, Denverwelder

At some point Mach was using a version of Cyprus basic "I think", Hopefully someone can give you better info soon on this.


General Mach Discussion / Re: motor does not run
« on: July 21, 2009, 09:53:38 PM »
Hi, Rich

Not sure how you have your limits wired, Change the Active Low for all of the Home & Limit's should allow you to Reset. Just 1 Input Pin can do it if all SW's are wired NC and then in series to  each other. One end to Gnd. the other end to an Input Pin.


LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: July 21, 2009, 03:26:27 AM »
Hi, Joe

The reason your dia. is large is the final rough cut is the value of your cut per pass of .002 + the taper of your profile.

The pic below shows at arrow the final "rough (.005)" passes and I added the final pass on this pic for you to see, Bottom .Tap file is the file.

Hear are the final passes for both of your parts, You can just run them after your rough or cut and past them to your rough  G-code, You'll need to remark ";" out some of the rough code though.


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4 axis
« on: July 20, 2009, 03:57:45 PM »
Hi, Marcel

Yes, If you set the rol-over to un-checked then you'll see the total amount commanded, You need to play with the setting's to see the different functions.


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4 axis
« on: July 20, 2009, 03:41:08 PM »
Hi, Marcel

Use g1 A720 f.002, There are setting's in Config, General Config page you can change the way it act's.


Hi, Tbeebe99

I understand what your saying, Need to give this one some time to build a consensus from others, To give you time to think about, What you really Want, People feel very strong on this, Hears one of my thought's. for now, Till I can get a chance to Look at your XML.

So hear goes,

E-stop/Re-Set ( Real Button, For real Disaster's ) That Cut's the A/C power to your Machine, ( Gecko doesn't want you to cut the DC Power to there drive's any other Way) Bigger machine may have several including one on the main control panel.

Mach has a Reset button ( Some consider it an E-Stop Button) and a Feed Hold button.
"Feed-Hold" button ( Feed Hold doesn't stop all motion Instantly Some Times ).

Reset button (Mach's) Will tiger, If a Limit SW is Hit, (It is turned Off while Homing is in progress) So you can use 1 SW per axis as "Home" and "Limit"  SW combined. With one "Input Pin and It can be used for All 3 axises, (If there wired in Series NC to each other). Nice feature. !!

When the Reset button (Mach's) is Flashing You can't reset it till you do a Secondary Action in the Setting's Page, In most cases, You need to go to Setting's page and Turn on the Auto Limit Over-Ride button, To Turn ON the  "LED Lite, Then Return to Program Run Screen and RESET Mach There and then Use the Arrow key's to Jog OFF the Axis that's Hitting the Axis that's on It's Limit Switch.

(Some time's I get a little confused with this, As this computer isn't hooked to a machine at the moment), " That's why you need to "Re-Start" Mach to reset your Gecko drive's, IT'S a viscous Circle. Your in, I'm thinking.

It's Getting Late Hear, Think about this and let US Know.

Just a Start, Chip