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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need older Mach 3
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:03:38 PM »
Hi, Nick

Let's say figure out what Ver. you need, I have quite a few ver's hear.

I don't have 36 but have most others, 20-35, 37-53, 55-60.

The FTP site is working for me, not sure there's a complete archive though.

Thanks, Chip

Hi, Dave

When Homing, Mach is only looking for Home switch's, limits are turned off till homing is finished.

Why so many switch's, Your limit can double as home SW, NC.

You can actually use only 3 switches wired NC 1 Port Pin, SW's mounted on Moving Axis, striker on each end of travel.

Hope this Helps, Chip

Hi, Brian

"2" Config, Home & Limits, "Reverse", Check  or un-check it to change Dir. for Axis

Just a little more, Chip

Mach Screens / Re: WaterJet screen help
« on: March 11, 2007, 04:40:59 PM »
Hi, Ron

Hears the Macro.


Mach Screens / Re: WaterJet screen help
« on: March 11, 2007, 01:33:29 PM »
Hi, Ron

Sent you a PM

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: No motor movement
« on: March 04, 2007, 01:29:11 AM »
Hi, Phil

Are there any other pin's like an Enable or Disable Pin.

Your Printer port address is set to Ox3bc is that correct most are Ox378 for #1 port. is it an Add on card.

Make sure your Printer cable is a straight through cable and that pins 18-25 there gnd pins, are transfering the gnd line through to your

servo control.

Make sure that your cable isen't a serial 25 pin cable, Parr. port cables pins from end to end 1,1 2,2 3,3 4,4.........25,25.

Try this XML I changed the port to Ox378, put some debounce in config general inputs and set the tool path to last to current.

There probably needs to be an Output Pin to enable your drives, i gess you sed its manual though.

Servos with encoders and motor polarity reversed will  run and trip after the error buffer is full could be whats going on hear, thy should sync right up and

hold position not change direction.

Give this a try, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: No motor movement
« on: March 03, 2007, 11:07:00 PM »
Hi, Phil

Post your Mach3Mill.XML File , its located in your Mach3 folder, use the Reply button and select Additional Options, file upload.

List your pin numbers for XYZ and if its stepper, servo and any other info you have.

Thanks Chip

Hi, Paul

I'm not an expert with offsets or tool tables, so lets go through this slowly, Work offsets  are G54 through G59 I think you can have more

though, lets deal with them later.

G54 generally is reserved for your home position, so don,t mess with G54.

Home your machine, goto the "Offsets Page", Verify that Current Work Offset is 1, Which is G54, 0,0,0 both displays.

Now Click on  Fixture 2 G55 Button, to the left under Current Work Offset, enter in X, Y, Z, a value of X, Y, --1 and Z, +4 (making an asumtion that your Z

axis is 5 in away from the table when Homed) , note the Right Coord's Window reads a X, Y, +1 and Z, -4 value for there axies,

How click on Fixture 1 G54 Button, Then you'll see 0,0,0 left and 0,0,0 right Display, G54 is Home position..

Click on Machine Coord's Button, It shows 0,0,0, So the G55 is like jogging to a spot and Zeroing the Axies, more or less.

So now goto "Diagnostic Window", Theres a window just to the right of  the Reset Button click on it, it'ill ( New Word Sorry) turn Yellow,

type in G54 Enter Current Pos. should be 0,0,0 and Work Offset should be 0,0,0, Now tipe in G55 Enter, should see -1,--1,+1 and +1,+1,-1

So now you have a +1 offsett XYZ, new tooling plate corner for a 1 inch plate, the actual distance for Z axis to get to the top of tooling fixture will be a

larger number depending how high it home SW is.

G54 and G55 in your G-code will move cutter to there set Positions.

The MDI Window will allow inputs also to see the ABS distance from Home is "Machine Button" Off , to see Pos from current tool table 0,0,0

turn it ON.

So the G55 is like jogging to a spot and Zeroing the Axies, more or less.

Think this is Correct, Hope it makes sense.

On exit of mach save the Offsets window will open up, save them.

Digest this I'll Post tool Info later,Chip

(edited Z values) Had them backwards, surprised some yon didn't jump in on this mess-up. No Adult supervision, H-U !!

(edit 2 ) to make beter sense. More work needed. back in a while

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Tool offset problems
« on: March 03, 2007, 11:27:26 AM »
Hi, Psad

When you load a DXF file in LasyCam it's your original DXF, LC only posts/saves G-code.

Under AutoClean Settings, check the Automatically Add Leadins Box, then LC will add them you will still need to adjust them tough.

Use the AutoClean Icon to clean the file up.

Let me now.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Wild Rotory
« on: March 02, 2007, 10:59:39 PM »
Hi, Escowizard

It seems to me with my slow computer it smoothed out the step output some, gotta dig out the slower computer and see.

If you copy your xml and then rename it, set it up to doo some tests, wont change any of your other settings on your original

Mach3Mill.XML File.

Thanks, Chip